For the 3rd straight month Sony’s PS4 is the top selling Console according to the NPD Group. The PS4 and XB1 have been off to a to start for the 8th generation of consoles, but the PS4 seems to be taking a clear lead in hardware sales. It will be interesting to see what moves Microsoft makes in the near (and not so near) future to get back in the game. With no big releases set for the XB1 in the near future this could be a common theme for 2014. Here are some other tidbits from the NPD:
“Titanfall was the top-selling game for the month, launching for Xbox One and PC on March 11. It is the second-highest selling game for Xbox One after just one month on the market. It was followed by Infamous: Second Son, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Dark Souls 2. See the complete game sales list below. On PC, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls sold the most on a unit and dollar-amount basis.
Software sales declined 27 percent overall. “Year-over-year sales of every platform declined from March 2013, with the exception of the PS Vita, which saw sales grow due to the release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster,” Callahan said.
Sales of video game accessories in March rose 4 percent, led by sales of controllers for Xbox One and PS4, NPD says. Other notable accessories included Turtle Beach headphones and headsets for next-gen consoles. Turtle Beach sales grew 50 percent year-over-year.”
Source: NPD Group