NPD Sales Results For April 2017 [Up: Sony and Microsoft now sharing digital numbers]

#1
Overall Results:

April game sales are up 10% year over year.

Hardware was up 37% year over year.

Console and Handheld game sales were up 6% year over year.

Physical and Steam PC software sales (for AAA games from participating publishers) were down 57% year over year.



Software:

To note, these charts are by revenue.

April 2017:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  2. Persona 5*
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  4. MLB 17: The Show
  5. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands**
  6. Grand Theft Auto V***
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda**
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Overwatch**
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Yes, Black Ops 2, from 2012.)
  11. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  12. Horizon Zero Dawn
  13. Lego City Undercover
  14. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  15. Lego Worlds
  16. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege**
  17. Battlefield 1**
  18. For Honor**
  19. Nier: Automata
  20. Minecraft
*Does not include digital sales
**Battle.net, uPlay, and Origin sales not includes
***No non-Steam PC sales included

Notes:
- ”Persona 5 experienced the strongest debut month for any title in Persona franchise history, with packaged dollar sales five times that of the previous best-selling debut, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4," said Piscatella.
- "Finally, you may have noticed that 2012's Call of Duty: Black Ops II outsold Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. That's because you can now play the Xbox 360 version on the Xbox One, and that juiced the game's sales."

Best selling games of 2017 through April:

  1. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. For Honor
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Horizon Zero Dawn
  5. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  6. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  10. MLB 17: The Show

Hardware:

Nintendo Switch: #1, more than 280K
NES Classic: #2

Notes:
- ”Hardware spending jumped 37 percent compared to April 2016, to $195 million," said Piscatella. ”The Nintendo Switch was the catalyst for this growth with sales exceeding 280,000 units. The industry drove the highest April hardware dollar sales since April 2011."
- ”Nintendo owned the top 2 platforms in unit sales for the month, with the Nintendo Switch at No. 1, followed by NES Classic," said Piscatella.


Other Information:

Xbox One

  1. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
  2. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  3. Grand Theft Auto 5
  4. Overwatch
  5. Forza Horizon 3
  6. NBA 2K17
  7. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  8. Lego Worlds
  9. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. For Honor

PlayStation 4

  1. Persona 5*
  2. MLB 17: The Show
  3. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  4. Horizon Zero Dawn
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  10. Overatch

Nintendo Switch (no digital sales)

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Lego City Undercover
  4. 1-2 Switch
  5. Puyo Puyo Tetris
  6. Super Bomberman R
  7. The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+
  8. Just Dance 2017
  9. Skylanders Imgainators

3DS and Vita

  1. Mario Sports Superstars
  2. Pokemon Sun
  3. Pokemon Moon
  4. Super Mario Maker
  5. Poochy and Yoshi's Wooly World
  6. Super Smash Bros.
  7. Mario Kart 7
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  9. Super Mario 3D Land
  10. New Super Mario Bros. 2
 
#14
Good job Persona 5!!

Also woah, BF1 knocked out of the top 10? (of the individual charts) That soon?

Also damn at seeing BO2 going back up. BC works wonder.
 

Mpl90

Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
#33
Hardware

The Nintendo Switch outsold PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the second month in a row. Nintendo still seems like it is selling every Switch it makes instantaneously, with most people reporting that they still haven’t seen one on store shelves.

“Hardware spending jumped 37 percent compared to April 2016, to $195 million,” said Piscatella. “The Nintendo Switch was the catalyst for this growth with sales exceeding 280,000 units. The industry drove the highest April hardware dollar sales since April 2011.”

But Nintendo actually had the No. 2 best-selling system in April as well.

“Nintendo owned the top 2 platforms in unit sales for the month, with the Nintendo Switch at No. 1, followed by NES Classic,” said Piscatella.
Oh man oh God
 
#38
Persona 5 really must be pulling in good numbers. Impressive, but well deserved.

And yeah, GTA V just continues to print money. At this rate I honestly expect to be seeing it still charting this time next year...
 
#39
The Nintendo Switch outsold PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the second month in a row. Nintendo still seems like it is selling every Switch it makes instantaneously, with most people reporting that they still haven’t seen one on store shelves.
The return of Nintendo like profits.