NPD Sales Results for March 2015 [Up1: Nintendo numbers, PS4 placing]

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Overall:

Retail sales are down 6% year over year.


Software:

1.) Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, 360, PS3, PC)
2.) Bloodborne (PS4)
3.) Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
4.) Mario Party 10 (Wii U)
5.) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
6.) MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
7.) Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
8.) NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
9.) Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
10.) Final Fantasy: Type 0 HD (PS4, Xbox One)

Notes:
-Mario Party 9: 290,000 (Digital + Physical)
-Majora's Mask: 184,000 (D+P, 730K LTD)
-Smash 3DS: 110,000 (D+P, 2.4M LTD)
-Smash Wii U LTD: 1.6 million
-Mario Kart 8 LTD: 1.9 million
-PS4 was number one in software sales.


Hardware:

PS4: #1 platform
3DS: ~260-270K
Wii U: ~80-85K

Notes:
-Wii U hardware is up approximately 20% year over year for the first three months of the year.
-3DS hardware is up approximately 80% year over year for the first three months of the year.


Other Information:

Nintendo PR:

The New Nintendo 3DS XL system continues to inject growth into Nintendo’s hand-held business, and the momentum created for Wii U in 2014 has carried over into 2015. Take these two elements, add in fun, exclusive titles starring some of the biggest names in gaming, and overall sales of Nintendo hardware systems so far in 2015 have increased by nearly 60 percent over sales during the same time frame in 2014.

Other Nintendo sales highlights include:

Nintendo 3DS

Total hardware sales in 2015 have increased by nearly 80 percent over sales during the first three months of 2014.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D added more than 184,000 total units in its second month, bringing lifetime sales to more than 730,000 total units.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS added more than 110,000 total units in its sixth month on the market, bringing its lifetime total to 2.4 million units.

Wii U

Total hardware sales in 2015 have increased by more than 20 percent over sales during the first three months of 2014.
Mario Party 10 launched on March 20 and sold nearly 290,000 total units in its first two weeks.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 continue to sell well in their respective fifth and 11th months on the market, bringing their lifetime totals to nearly 1.6 million total units and more than 1.9 million total units, respectively.
The momentum for Nintendo software and systems should continue over the next few months thanks to a strong lineup of software that includes the just-released Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo 3DS XL, April 10) and Splatoon (Wii U, May 29) games.
Microsoft Comment:

"In March, cumulative U.S. Xbox One sales continued to outpace Xbox 360 sales at the same point in its lifecycle," a spokesperson told GamesBeat.

http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/16/march-2015-npd-ps4-xbox-one/
Sony Comment:

“We are truly honored PlayStation 4 is the top-selling console and No. 1 in software sales again according to NPD sales data for March 2015,” a spokesperson for Sony Computer Entertainment told GamesBeat in a statement. “PS4 remains the cumulative sales leader both globally and in the United States and we want to thank gamers worldwide for their ongoing support.”

http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/16/march-2015-npd-ps4-xbox-one/
 

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I am stunned that Mario Party 10 sold that well.

Wii U is selling ok, so I don't expect them to tank the system this year like some were predicting.