NPD Sept 2014: PS4 and Madden NFL 15 at No.1, HW and Retail Sales Up

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It’s NPD time and unsurprisingly the PS4 has topped the charts again. We don’t have the specific numbers for the console but the overall retail sales were up by 8%.

Destiny’s impact on PS4 sales can only be felt in September and recently it was revealed that the game generated $500 million in just 24 hours.

Madden NFL for PS4 took the no.1 position. Here’s Microsoft’s response:

Xbox One sales are on a positive trajectory, nearly doubling sales in August in the U.S. compared to July due in part to strong demand for the Xbox One Madden NFL 15’bundle. The holiday season is upon us we’re looking forward to bringing the best value bundles, incredible offers like the ‘Buy a Console Get a Game Free’ promotion running now and more great games as we gear up for the launches of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Destiny, Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.”

Here’s Sony’s response:

  1. Below are the PlayStation highlights from the August NPD report:

    PlayStation 4 was #1 in hardware sales for the eighth consecutive month and remains the cumulative leader for next generation game consoles.

  2. PlayStation led the month for next generation software with Madden NFL 15 for PS4 taking the #1 spot for overall software sales.
  3. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition and Madden NFL 15 had their strongest sales on PS4 and were the biggest third party releases of the month.
  4. The Last of Us Remastered continues to have strong momentum on PS4; it was the top selling first-party title in August.
  5. For the third consecutive month, PlayStation was #1 in combined home console hardware sales (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3).

We will keep you updated once we get hardware numbers for both consoles.

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