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NPD Sales Results For August 2016

Overall:

August retail game sales are up 1% year over year.

Hardware was down 6% year over year.

Console and Handheld game sales were up 8% year over year.

Physical and Steam PC software sales were up 18% year over year.



Software:

  1. Madden NFL 17
  2. No Man’s Sky *
  3. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Overwatch **
  6. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  8. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  9. Minecraft *
  10. Destiny: The Taken King
* No digital sales.
** No Battle.net digital sales.


Hardware:

XB1: #1 Console


Other Info:



https://twitter.com/JeffGrubb/status/776555796544884742



https://twitter.com/JeffGrubb/status/776557551169118208
 

NateDrake

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Saw something on Twitter saying Xbox One outsold the PS4 by more than 114,000 units for the month. No Man's Sky sales around 500k retail. Not sure if the numbers are accurate.
 

Thewonandonly

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Rainbow six seige is the little game that could God damn haha.

Also good on dues ex even tho I wish I could return it on Xbox one becuase I'm not a big fan of it :(
 

Loudninja

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PSN Top sellers

PS4 Games
1 No Man’s Sky
2 Madden NFL 17
3 Battlefield 4
4 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE
5 Battlefield Hardline
6 Grand Theft Auto V
7 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
8 Rocket League
9 ABZÛ
10 Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1: Realm of Shadows
11 7 Days to Die
12 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
13 Overwatch: Origins Edition
14 resident evil 4
15 INSIDE
16 DOOM
17 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
18 The Last Of Us Remastered
19 Overcooked
20 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/09/13/playstation-store-augusts-top-downloads/
 

Boke1879

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Saw something on Twitter saying Xbox One outsold the PS4 by more than 114,000 units for the month. No Man's Sky sales around 500k retail. Not sure if the numbers are accurate.
I believe they are. Slim model gave the Xbox consoles a boost for the month.
 

AntraxSuicide

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The gaming industry is gonna have to make a new calendar for sales talk. Year 0 is when Minecraft came out and damn near permanently got a spot there.
 

Shpeshal Ed

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Fucking Minecraft.

NMS proves that hype and marketing will pretty much sell anything.
 

singhr1

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Seeing that the LE is still available on Amazon, I'd ask the same.
LE quantities aren't really indicative of a game performance all the time. Sometimes they just make a bunch of a higher price SKU because of the higher profits.
 

kirbyfan407

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Not many surprises for me. X1S likely gave a big boost to X1 sales. Very curious if we see similar results with the PS4S next month or if PS4's boost in sales will be delayed and/or spread out because of the PS4P.
 

Suzushiiro

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GTAV and Minecraft continuing to chart over significantly newer games is fucking ludicrous. Nice to see that Overwatch is having a decently long tail, though.
 

thelastword

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NMS did well despite all the criticism, GTA5 is a beast. I guess the .pro version will sell even more copies......