NPD Sales Results for October 2014 [Up3: All of Nintendo's 3DS million sellers]


Overall retail sales down less than 1% year over year.

Software down 28% year over year.

Hardware up 59% year over year

--"The NPD Group also confirmed that the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U hardware made up 80 percent of the money spent on game-related products in October."


  1. NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  2. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (3DS)
  3. The Evil Within (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC)
  4. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (360, PS3, PC)
  5. Destiny (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
  6. Skylanders: Trap Team (360, Wii, Wii U, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, 3DS, mobile)
  7. FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, Wii, PS Vita, 3DS)
  8. Madden NFL 15 (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One)
  9. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4, XBox One, PC)
  10. Minecraft (360, PS3, PS4)
-The Evil Within: "The Evil Within was the highest-selling first month of sales for new survival horror IP"
-Sunset Overdrive: "Microsoft, meanwhile, probably isn’t sure what to think of Sunset Overdrive yet. The Xbox One exclusive open-world action game was on sale for four days in October, but it didn’t crack the top 10. It did come in at No. 9 if you count games by SKU (meaning only the PS4 version of NBA 2K15 and the Xbox One version of The Evil Within). And of course, none of these sales include the bundled version of Sunset Overdrive that comes with the white Xbox One."
-Smash did around 495K this month, as it is now over 1.2 million between digital and physical in the US

Nintendo's 3DS Million Sellers (US, Digital + Physical):
  1. Mario Kart 7: 3.62 million
  2. Super Mario 3D Land: 3.34 million
  3. New Super Mario Bros. 2: 2.33 million
  4. Pokémon X: 2.11 million
  5. Pokémon Y: 2.03 million
  6. Animal Crossing: New Leaf: 1.42 million
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: 1.41 million
  8. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon: 1.36 million
  9. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS: 1.20 million
  10. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: 1.06 million


PS4: Best selling hardware this month.
Wii U: Nintendo's statements imply around 68K

-“October 2014 marks the first 12 months of sales for the Xbox One and PS4,” said Callahan. “After the first year, these consoles have had a great start as cumulative sales are currently over 70 percent higher than the combined first year totals of Xbox 360 and PS3.”

Other Info:

From Nintendo via GamesBeat:

"Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has sold 1.2M copies in the U.S. and is the 10th Nintendo 3DS game to sell at least 1M units in the U.S. Also, through the first 10 months of 2014, total sales of Wii U hardware and software have increased by 47 percent and 84 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013."
Nintendo via vinnygambini said:

​Nov. 13, 2014

It’s official: Smash is a smash. Despite only being on the market for a little more than a month, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has already sold 1.2 million combined physical and digital units in the U.S alone. The game sold more than 485,000 total units in October to become the 10th Nintendo 3DS title to sell at least 1 million units in the U.S. The Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game is the best-selling hand-held title so far in 2014, but will face a stiff challenge to hold onto that title when the next great Pokémon adventures – Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – arrive on Nov. 21.

Wii U continues to have a very strong year. Through the first 10 months of 2014, total sales of Wii U hardware and software have increased by 47 percent and 84 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013. Those numbers are both poised to grow with the one-two punch of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo on Nov. 21, which are then quickly joined by Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Dec. 5.

The full list of million-plus sellers on Nintendo 3DS in the United States is as follows:

Total Units*
Mario Kart 7
3.62 million
Super Mario 3D Land
3.34 million
New Super Mario Bros. 2
2.33 million
Pokémon X
2.11 million
Pokémon Y
2.03 million
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
1.41 million
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
1.36 million
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
1.42 million
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
1.20 million
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
1.06 million
Jun 9, 2013
No Sunset?

GREAT news for The Evil Within! Loved it.

EDIT: They definitely spent an arm and a leg on marketing - I can't watch Sons of Anarchy without seeing a spot for TEW.

Hopefully the revenue outweighed the budget (dev/marketing)
Feb 17, 2009
I'm glad to see The Evil Within up there. Hopefully third place is still a very huge number. It could really use a more polished sequel.

Edit: Now we need to know what the highest selling "survival horror" game was for NPD. I'm guessing RE4?