• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF
  • Like

Nirolak
Mrgrgr
(03-10-2016, 11:32 PM)
Nirolak's Avatar
Overall:

February retail game sales are down 12% year over year.

Hardware was down 23% year over year.

Retail game sales were down 10% year over year.



Software:
  1. Far Cry: Primal (PS4, Xbox One) - Beating Far Cry 4 on a launch aligned basis
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  3. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC) - This is less than 351K copies
  4. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm (PS4, Xbox One) - The PS4 version of this game alone outsold Street Fighter V
  5. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  6. Lego Marvel Avengers (PS4, 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, 3DS, Vita)
  7. Street Fighter V (PS4) - Street Fighter IV opened to 849K, which this is vastly below
  8. Minecraft (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
  9. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (3DS)
  10. Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Notes:
- Fire Emblem would rank at #3 if it was combined SKUs, with over triple the debut sales of Awakening, which did 117K at retail. It did nearly 400K between digital and retail.
- Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow broke the eShop first week sales record previously held by Super Smash Bros 3DS.


Hardware:

PS4: Best selling platform, up year over year.


Other Information:

“We would like to thank our fans and partners for making PlayStation 4 the top-selling hardware platform and the software sales leader in February, according to NPD. We continued to see strong year-over-year sales growth for PS4 hardware and software and are truly humbled by the support and enthusiasm from gamers. We will continue to deliver amazing gaming experiences with the upcoming launches of Ratchet & Clank, MLB The Show 16 and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.”

http://venturebeat.com/2016/03/10/ps...e-in-february/

If sales for Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, and the special edition for Fire Emblem Fates were combined, this title would have ranked third for new physical software sales[/b], said Callahan. [b]The combined first month sales of Fire Emblem Fates would more than triple the first month sales of the next-highest game within the franchise, Fire Emblem: Awakening.

Originally Posted by JeffGrubb

Nintendo PR:

"February was a fantastic month for Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, the newest entries in the critically acclaimed strategy RPG series from Nintendo. The games took two top-10 spots on the best-sellers list from the NPD Group, which tracks U.S. video game sales. In little more than a week, the two versions of Fire Emblem Fates totaled nearly 400,000 combined units sold, including physical and digital versions. This far outpaces 2013’s Fire Emblem Awakening game, the series’ previous record-holder in the United States, and is a testament to both the longstanding popularity and rapidly growing fan base of the franchise.

Momentum should continue with today’s release of Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation, a digital-only third version of the game available for purchase to anyone who owns either Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright or Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest. Fans have weekly DLC to look forward to purchasing, as well.

February also saw the digital debut of the 2D Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Yellow games in Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The games instantly shot to the top of the charts, and together, combined to break the first-week Nintendo eShop sales record previously held by Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

With classic graphics and timeless gameplay, these versions of the original Pokémon adventure are proving to be a popular way for fans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series."

Originally Posted by JeffGrubb

Microsoft PR:

"The unmatched lineup of games available on Xbox One continues to generate a strong response from gamers as seen through global Xbox Live engagement and exclusive game sales. Compared to February 2015, exclusive Xbox One U.S. game sales drove a 49 percent increase and the total number of hours spent gaming on Xbox One worldwide rose 93 percent. Earlier this week, we launched the Xbox One ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ Bundle to coincide with Ubisoft’s release of ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ and looking ahead to this spring, fans can look forward to the upcoming release of the highly-anticipated ‘Quantum Break,’ launching on both Xbox One and Windows 10 on April 5, as well as the built-for-Windows 10 visual showcase, ‘Forza Motorsport 6: Apex.’ We are truly grateful to our fans for choosing to play the greatest games lineup in Xbox history across Windows 10 devices, and are excited to share more in the coming months on our full lineup of holiday exclusives as well as new innovations, features and experiences coming to Xbox One, Windows 10 and Xbox Live.” – Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President, Xbox Marketing, Microsoft

Last edited by Nirolak; 04-14-2016 at 11:38 PM.
Raylan
Banned
(03-10-2016, 11:32 PM)

Originally Posted by Nirolak

Hardware:

PS4: Best selling platform, up year over year.



PS4 is a beast!
Nirolak
Mrgrgr
(03-10-2016, 11:32 PM)
Nirolak's Avatar
Maybe one day Capcom can make a fighting game that can sell as well as Naruto.
Ryng_tolu
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:33 PM)
Ryng_tolu's Avatar
Far Cry primal did amazing wow.

Happy to see one SKUs of Fates in TOP TEN, even if was expect. :D
Dedication Through Light
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:33 PM)
Dedication Through Light's Avatar
All that love for SasuNaru. Go naruto.

Hopefully more animey games can get the love.
mrmickfran
Banned
(03-10-2016, 11:33 PM)
Odd to see that they're counting FE Fates separately.
malfcn
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:33 PM)
malfcn's Avatar
Gta keeps going.
Kyrios
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:33 PM)
Kyrios's Avatar
That NBA 2K16 staying power.
Chase17
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:33 PM)
Chase17's Avatar
Good for Fire Emblem!
Welfare
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:33 PM)
Welfare's Avatar
Naruto did REALLY well.

Now I wonder if PS4 Naruto alone outsold SFV.
OrbitalBeard
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:34 PM)
OrbitalBeard's Avatar
Ahh, so Nintendo and NPD consider Fates to be two separate games then, which makes sense.
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(03-10-2016, 11:34 PM)
Weird they didn't combine Fire Emblem
hupla
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:34 PM)
hupla's Avatar
Naruto should replace SFV at evo
Miker
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:34 PM)
Miker's Avatar
Fire Emblem charted, and that's just one SKU? Nice.
NateDrake
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:34 PM)
NateDrake's Avatar
Fire Emblem's Birthright was to be in the Top 10 NPD. But it's Conquest with all Skus combined was to be in the Top 3.
The Last One
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:34 PM)
The Last One's Avatar
I wonder what's the gap between Naruto's versions.
Ridley327
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:34 PM)
Ridley327's Avatar
Considering how different the games are, it was right to split up both versions of Fates, but I wonder how much higher it would have charted as a combined SKU.
Trago
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:34 PM)
Trago's Avatar
Street Fighter charted lower than Naruto.

Damn.
Ryng_tolu
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:34 PM)
Ryng_tolu's Avatar
Rev. was down YOY, $843m vs $960m

HW down a lot, $292 vs $378
SW was down, $304m vs $339m
Accessories were flat, $246m

https://twitter.com/ZhugeEX/status/708073208570880000
mrmickfran
Banned
(03-10-2016, 11:34 PM)
3 Japanese games in the top 10.

This will never happen again.
Madao
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:34 PM)
Madao's Avatar
surprised to see one FE version in top 10. i didn't think it would chart even if you combined both.

Originally Posted by mrmickfran

Odd to see that they're counting FE Fates separately.

they count pokemon separate and those games are much more similar to each other when it comes to paired versions.
george_us
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:34 PM)
george_us's Avatar

Originally Posted by Nirolak

Maybe one day Capcom can make a fighting game that can sell as well as Naruto.

Deandrejordan.gif
Palocca
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:34 PM)
Palocca's Avatar
Yeesh SFV debuted at 7 this month? That's no bueno. Shame too, as I love how it plays.
Chobel
I shouldn't make bets because every time I do my tag gets worse
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
Chobel's Avatar
Now we wait for MS PR.
wapplew
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
wapplew's Avatar
This show how much customer care about content. Good foundation is not enough.
AkelisRain
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
AkelisRain's Avatar
I am glad Sfv made NPD.
zabuni
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
So if PS4 sales are up year over year, and hardware sales are down year over year, does that mean the other hardware are down even more than the 23% to make up for it?

Am I reading this right?
Hoje0308
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
Hoje0308's Avatar
GTA5 still at number 3. Jesus...
Cheebo
Cheebs
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
Has NBA 2K officially surpassed Madden as the king of sports video games?
OrbitalBeard
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
OrbitalBeard's Avatar

Originally Posted by Madao

they count pokemon separate and thiose games are much more similar to each other when it comes to paired versions.

For some reason they counted Smash 3DS and Wii U as one game though.
Filthy Casual
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
Filthy Casual's Avatar
And that's why Far Cry Primal was called Far Cry Primal.
Cow Goes Moo
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
Cow Goes Moo's Avatar
3 anime games in the top 10, anime is taking over


and wow xbox one beat ps4 in cod??? with less xbox ones?? how
Mpl90
Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
Mpl90's Avatar

Originally Posted by Ridley327

Considering how different the games are, it was right to split up both versions of Fates, but I wonder how much higher it would have charted as a combined SKU.

Top 3, going by CosmicQueso's comment. I hope Nintendo issues a PR this month, at least for Fire Emblem's success.
madstarr12
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
Street Fighter Bomba.

Super Street Fighter V imminent.

Fire Bomblem though.... ;)

Just kiddin'
shinobi602
Daddy Goggles Group™
Member in good standing
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
shinobi602's Avatar
Nice to see Far Cry Primal doing well.
Azalean
Banned
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)

Originally Posted by Trago

Street Fighter charted lower than Naruto.

Damn.

Naruto is available on more platforms.
fernoca
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
fernoca's Avatar

Originally Posted by mrmickfran

Odd to see that they're counting FE Fates separately.

Yep. For Pokémon I could understand the reasoning, but even on Smash Bros they combined Wii U and 3DS. So it seems to be on a case by case basis.

Combined would've been higher of course, but individual is amazing anyway considering is Fire Emblem.
Sterok
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
Sterok's Avatar

Originally Posted by CosmicQueso

Oh yeah. Well, all 3 combined would have got it to top 3.

You are the ocean's gray waves, destined to seek
Life beyond the shore just out of reach
Yet the waters ever change, flowing like time
The path is yours to climb


Even split up 3 ways, Fire Emblem still charts in a sea of multiplatform games. Amazing. Primal and Naruto did well, and everything else was basically expected.
bananafactory
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:35 PM)
bananafactory's Avatar
Wonder what the split for SFV between PC And ps4 was
Ridley327
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:36 PM)
Ridley327's Avatar

Originally Posted by Trago

Street Fighter charted lower than Naruto.

Damn.

The WOM on SF5 was not good for February. I really don't know why they didn't hold off a month or two before releasing it.
Parham
aka azentium
(03-10-2016, 11:36 PM)
Parham's Avatar
Have any third party exclusives, regardless of platform, performed well?
FATALITY
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:36 PM)
FATALITY's Avatar
another boring month, sfv you sold a lot in my heart :(
Purest 78
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:36 PM)

Originally Posted by Trago

Street Fighter charted lower than Naruto.

Damn.

Well SF is only Counting Ps4, And Naruto is both consoles.
AncientDiety
Banned
(03-10-2016, 11:36 PM)

Originally Posted by Cow Goes Moo

3 anime games in the top 10, anime is taking over


and wow xbox one beat ps4 in cod??? with less xbox ones?? how

PS4 main sku is a COD bundle that does not get counted by NPD, most likely it sold more on ps4.
samuraidino
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:36 PM)
samuraidino's Avatar
At this point the PS4 is the John Cena of this hardware gen.

It makes things kinda dull and predictable because you know its going to keep on winning.... But then you get that one upset now and then which adds a spark of excitement.
Wagram
Banned
(03-10-2016, 11:36 PM)

Originally Posted by zabuni

So if PS4 sales are up year over year, and hardware sales are down year over year, does that mean the other hardware are down even more than the 23% to make up for it?

Am I reading this right?

Not necessarily. One of them could have rose, but the others could have dropped dramatically. It's likely they're all down though.
killroy87
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:36 PM)
killroy87's Avatar
Good for Far Cry! Incredible game, my favorite of the series by far.

And good for Fire Emblem!
a Master Ninja
for whom the Bell trolls
(03-10-2016, 11:36 PM)
a Master Ninja's Avatar
I continue to be impressed that there are still that many consumers to sell GTAV and Minecraft to.
CosmicQueso
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:36 PM)
CosmicQueso's Avatar

Originally Posted by Welfare

Naruto did REALLY well.

Now I wonder if PS4 Naruto alone outsold SFV.

So close.
silva1991
Member
(03-10-2016, 11:36 PM)
silva1991's Avatar
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (3DS)

all I care about! the best version sold the best.

Thread Tools