PS4 Leads US Hardware Sales in January
The NPD Group has revealed the top ten best-selling games in the United States for the month of January.
Total software sales for the month were $224 million, and hardware brought in $241 million.
The best-selling titles for the period between January 5 and February 1, in order, are:
Call Of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS3, XBO, PS4, NWU, PC)**
NBA 2K14 (PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, PC)**
Battlefield 4 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (360, PS4, XBO, PS3, NWU, PC)**
Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)**
Madden NFL 25 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
FIFA 14 (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PSV)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (360, XBO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, NWU, PSV, PC)
Tomb Raider 2013 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)**
**(includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)
According to The NPD Groups Liam Callahan, PS4 led overall hardware sales this month, followed by the Xbox One. He also noted that 3DS and Wii U software sales increased, but software sales declined overall, as there were about half the number of SKUs launched this January versus January 2013, adding DMC: Devil May Cry and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch were particularly strong launches in January 2013, causing a poor comparison for launches in January 2014.
According to a statement from Microsoft, Xbox One consoles have sold at a rate of 2.29 times faster than Xbox 360 in the U.S. in the same timeframe for the first three months on the market. In January, Microsoft says that 2.27 million games were sold across both Xbox One and Xbox 360 in the United States. Microsoft also released some interesting stats, noting that since Xbox One launched, over 2.6 billion global Gamerscore has been achieved, 165 million global achievements have been unlocked and 130 million global Game DVR clips have been uploaded, plus Xbox One owners have enjoyed over 740 million hours of fun.
Nintendo reports that Wii U software sales increased by 16% over January of last year. Pokemon X and Y sold more than 125,000 combined units in the US in January, bringing their total sales to more than 3.25 million in the United States. US Super Mario 3D World sales reached 655,000 in January, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds sales hit 715,000.
On the PlayStation Blog, Sony's John Koller confirmed that in the US, "PS4 was #1 in sales for next-gen consoles in January, nearly doubling the nearest next-gen competitor. And PS4 remains the cumulative leader here."
Good news for the PS4 in America, would not be surprised if it's the same for over here!