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NPD Sales Results for December 2015 [Up1: Super Mario Maker]

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:

Sony PR said:
“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/playstation-4-outsold-xbox-one-in-december/
 

Tubie

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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.
 

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. :)
 

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.
 

cw_sasuke

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Software sold very well on Xbox One... Respect.
 

def sim

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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.
 

Fangrim

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Can't believe Minecraft is so popular, but hey - one man's gold is another man's garbage ;o)
 

etta

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But I thought Minecraft was a dead franchise.
Congratulations for taking all the months, Sony!

 

Pancake Mix

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No big surprises.

I'll be interested to see if there any leaks of how Xenoblade Chronicles X did.
 

ps3ud0

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Wheres RoTR? Kinda expected that to make the Top 10 considering the million sales...

ps3ud0 8)
 

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.
 

Yurikerr

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Man, GTA V is something borderline ridiculous at this stage.

#6 more than 1 year later.