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Nirolak
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(01-14-2016, 11:34 PM)
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Overall:

December retail game sales are down 1% year over year.

For the full year, sales were flat at $13.1 billion.



Software:

Note: Bundled sales are not reflected in the platform rankings.

December:
  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision Blizzard | Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  2. Star Wars: Battlefront (Electronic Arts | Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  3. Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks | PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  4. Madden NFL 16 (Electronic Arts | PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  5. NBA 2K16 (Take-Two | PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  6. Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two | PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  7. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft | Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  8. Minecraft (Microsoft | 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
  9. Minecraft: Story Mode: A Telltale Game Series (Microsoft/TellTale | 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
  10. FIFA 16 (Electronic Arts | PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
Full Year:
  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision Blizzard | Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  2. Madden NFL 16 (Electronic Arts | PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  3. Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks | PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  4. Star Wars: Battlefront (Electronic Arts | Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two | PS4, Xbox One) 360, PS3, PC)
  6. NBA 2K16 (Take-Two | PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  7. Minecraft (Microsoft | 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4)
  8. FIFA 16 (Electronic Arts | PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  9. Mortal Kombat X (Warner Bros | PS4, Xbox One)
  10. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision Blizzard | Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
Notes:
- PS4 sold the most third party software this year.
- Super Mario Maker has surpassed 1 million copies physical + digital.


Hardware:

PS4: Top selling console

Notes:
- The PS4 was also the best selling platform of the year.
- “After 26 months of sales, the combined cumulative sales of Xbox One and PS4 exceeds the 26 month total of the PS3 and Xbox 360 by 47 percent,” said Callahan. “The lead from the prior generation has expanded due to the strong PS4 and Xbox One 2015 holiday, going from 38 percent by the end of October, growing to 47 percent by the end of November, and maintaining 47 percent higher sales by the end of December.”
- [Console Revenue] "PS3, 360, Wii hardware dropped 71 percent YOY in December. Portables dropped 32 percent. New gen up 4 percent."


Other Information:

Originally Posted by Sony PR

“As we reflect on an amazing year, we want to thank fans and partners for making PlayStation 4 the top selling console in December and in 2015. PS4 also had the strongest third-party software sales in 2015 in the U.S., according to NPD.

The momentum and enthusiasm for the platform continued throughout the year, resulting in cumulative sales of more than 35.9 million since the launch of PS4. During the holiday season alone, more than 5.7 million PS4s and 35 million PS4 games were sold through to consumers worldwide. We look forward to another great year and bringing an extensive portfolio of games from our publisher partners and SCE Worldwide Studios to fans in 2016.”

http://venturebeat.com/2016/01/14/pl...e-in-december/

Last edited by Nirolak; 01-15-2016 at 12:21 AM.
Tubie
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(01-14-2016, 11:35 PM)
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Very happy for Battlefront!

The movie coming out probably gave it a very nice sales bump.

Hope we get bundle numbers later tonight.
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(01-14-2016, 11:35 PM)
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People will never stop buying GTA V.
Welfare
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Minecraft SM at #9 is surprising. RB6 doing well.
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Bluenoser
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XB1 takes the top 3 SW spots. Didn't see that coming.

EDIT so I stop getting quoted. Yes, bundles are the reason, yes, FO4 actually sold better on PS4, and it was a mistake in OP.

Got it. :)
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Fat4all
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(01-14-2016, 11:35 PM)
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Minecraft Story Mode, it figures.
Ryng_tolu
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And here we go.

The TOP 3 is about what i expect, and WOW, all 3 sold better on XBO! (withouth bundle).

Also GTA V is fucking immortal.
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Mory Dunz
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(01-14-2016, 11:35 PM)
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Did nintendo go third party?


where they at? ;)
def ault
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Good for Siege. It was a surprise for me and word of mouth is spreading, I suppose.
Devilgunman
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Can't believe GTA made its way back. I didn't see a great discount anywhere.
witness
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Originally Posted by Bluenoser

XB1 takes the top 3 SW spots. Didn't see that coming.

Ditto, that's the most surprising thing for me on the list.
piccio_ssl
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(01-14-2016, 11:35 PM)
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here for lord MAU
AmyS
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(01-14-2016, 11:36 PM)

Originally Posted by antitrop

People will never stop buying GTA V.

5th place for the year, 6th for December. Never stops selling.
Maximilian Kolbe
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(01-14-2016, 11:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Welfare

Fallout 4 selling more on Xbox. Called this months ago. (Including bundles)

NPD software chart don't count bundles i think.
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(01-14-2016, 11:36 PM)
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Does Nintendo have hardware?

The platforms on that list make me think otherwise.
Dougieflesh
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Minecraft will never die.
RPGamer92
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(01-14-2016, 11:36 PM)
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Bundle sales aren't counted in NPD correct?
Kolx
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Fallout 4 sold more on XOne?! COD and SW had bundles and are not counted so PS4 probably won those but Fallout 4?! and that's without even counting XOne bundles.

Edit: the source says that Fallout 4 sold better on PS4. why is it different in the OP?

Edit 2: fixed.
Last edited by Kolx; 01-14-2016 at 11:53 PM.
bananafactory
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(01-14-2016, 11:36 PM)
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Minecraft charting twice

Dat brand
thenameDS
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(01-14-2016, 11:36 PM)
So many wins for Xbox in software sales! I didn't see that coming.
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XBO doing insanely good in software.
Primethius
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Originally Posted by def ault

Good for Siege. It was a surprise for me and word of mouth is spreading, I suppose.

Yes! I'm glad it charted.
cw_sasuke
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Software sold very well on Xbox One... Respect.
Steverulez
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Wait, but I thought Minecraft was a dead franchise? /s

NPD group should do a top 20 for the holidays, not exactly much there that is particularly surprising
OnionPowder
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(01-14-2016, 11:36 PM)
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Damn Xbox One doing work this month for software.
Raist
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(01-14-2016, 11:36 PM)

Originally Posted by Bluenoser

XB1 takes the top 3 SW spots. Didn't see that coming.

Probably different with bundles. Especially SWBF
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What a depressing Top 10.
Pocky4Th3Win
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Originally Posted by Bluenoser

XB1 takes the top 3 SW spots. Didn't see that coming.

Two of the three were featured bundles for PS4 though.
JeffGrubb
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(01-14-2016, 11:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bluenoser

XB1 takes the top 3 SW spots. Didn't see that coming.

WAIT. This is a mistake!

Correction: 3.) Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Sorry! I was rushing this one today a bit because numbers came in late, and I had a lot going on at once.
anexanhume
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(01-14-2016, 11:36 PM)
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Wow, is that a resurgence for Madden?
def ault
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Minecraft Story Mode must have been a consecutive set of typos because I'm pretty sure that's a dead franchise.
Obliterator
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(01-14-2016, 11:36 PM)
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Nice month overall, congrats to everyone.

Nice to Siege in the top 10 and Battlefront legging strongly
CMojicaAce
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Dat Minecraft drawing power.
gamz
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Wow. Minecraft is printing money.
Bluekaveli
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(01-14-2016, 11:37 PM)
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Rockstar should see that this game is a Beast and give us that single player dlc
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I stared into the abyss and the dudebro stared back
Fangrim
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Can't believe Minecraft is so popular, but hey - one man's gold is another man's garbage ;o)
lefantome
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No Witcher 3 in the full year top 10? :(
etta
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But I thought Minecraft was a dead franchise.
Congratulations for taking all the months, Sony!

Last edited by etta; 01-15-2016 at 03:38 AM.
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No big surprises.

I'll be interested to see if there any leaks of how Xenoblade Chronicles X did.
jbug617
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(01-14-2016, 11:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Raist

Probably different with bundles. Especially SWBF

Bundles don't count I believe.
ps3ud0
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Wheres RoTR? Kinda expected that to make the Top 10 considering the million sales...

ps3ud0 8)
boredandlazy
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I always forget each month, but do the software numbers include bundles?
allan-bh
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Fallout 4 even without bundle and Siege selling more on Xbox One. That's interesting.

Marketing deal paying off.
RPGamer92
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Fallout 4 PS4 SKU is listed before XB1 in VB's article btw. Could be VB being wrong.
Jarrod38
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Originally Posted by def ault

Good for Siege. It was a surprise for me and word of mouth is spreading, I suppose.

It's a good game when the servers work. Just hope the next patch fixes the major issues people are talking about.
Welfare
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Originally Posted by Maximilian Kolbe

NPD software chart don't count bundles i think.

They don't, but including bundles, the Xbox One is the number 1 platform for F4.
Smough
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(01-14-2016, 11:37 PM)
No TW3 nor halo 5 in full year top 10 is suprising
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Man, GTA V is something borderline ridiculous at this stage.

#6 more than 1 year later.

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