June 2014 NPD (Results in, ps4 on fire)

#1 Edited by lglz1337 (3139 posts) -

RESULTS:

While Sony and Microsoft battle it out on the hardware front, Ubisoft and Nintendo are raking in the cash on the software side.

Gamers spent $736.4 million on new physical gaming products at U.S. retail in June, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That’s up 24 percent from $593.5 million in the same period last year. The new consoles once again were the big driver of that revenue, as more and more gamers rush to upgrade to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. While hardware performed well, software was down despite a strong second month for Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8. That’s because new games released last month didn’t do much at retail.

“Sales of launch titles in June 2014 did not compare favorably to those launched in June 2013, which included the PS3 exclusive The Last of Us, along with Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and a retail version of Minecraft for the Xbox 360,” said NPD analyst Liam Callahan.

Gamers spent $286.8 million on new games at retail in June. That’s down 3 percent from $296.1 million year-over-year.

The Last of Us is a tough act to follow, and it doesn’t help that a ton of consumer spending was tied up in $292.7 million for new hardware. That number represented a 106 percent increase over June 2013.

As always, we like to point out that the NPD figures are not comprehensive. They only include new games sold at physical retailers in the U.S. That means no pre-owned sales, no digital distribution, and no mobile. That said, it is a decent snapshot of how the market is behaving.

Alright, with that out of the way, let’s get to the top-selling games.

Watch Dogs was the big winner. Ubisoft revealed that is has already sold 8 million copies of the game worldwide, which is an astounding number. It’s no surprise that the open-world hacking game topped the list at U.S. retailers, but it is a bit of a surprise that the Xbox 360 version outsold the Xbox One game. All we’ve heard since November is that gamers want new-gen games. That’s still true for PS4, which was the top platform for Watch Dogs.

Another big winner in June was Mario Kart 8. Nintendo’s mascot racer snatched the No. 2 spot despite availability on just one platform. The only other single-platform exclusive game to make the top 10 was also a Nintendo release: the social-life simulator Tomodachi Life.

Minecraft at No. 3 still shows the strength of that phenomenon. While the physical PS3 version only debuted a few weeks ago, the year-old Xbox 360 version is still outselling it.

The rest of the list is sports or violence … sometimes both. UFC debuted at No. 4, Wolfenstein: The New Order returned at No. 7, and and Grand Theft Auto V hit No. 10.

“In terms of software titles, many of the top games in June 2014 mirrored those of May 2014, with six of the same games ranking in the top ten,” said Callahan. “Three of these top ten games were also new launches from May 2014 — Watch Dogs, Mario Kart 8, and Wolfenstein: The New Order — indicating the weakness of new launches in June.”

Finally, the World Cup gave EA Sports’ FIFA 14 a boost up to No. 5.

Hardware

We’ve reached out to Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo to ask how well their hardware sold, and we’ll update this story with any new information.

NPD noted that home-console sales were the big reason for the increase in spending.

“The 106 percent increase in hardware sales versus June 2013 was lifted entirely by console hardware sales, which were up by over 200 percent,” said Callahan. “The strong sales performance of console hardware helped to offset the declines seen in portable hardware.”

Sales of the new-gen devices are also brisk enough to suggest gamers are still rushing out month after month to upgrade.

“Combined sales of Xbox One and PS4 are over 80 percent higher than the combined totals for Xbox 360 and PS3 – an indication of the strength of the start of this new console generation,” said Callahan.

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HARDWARE:

PS4: #1 best selling 269K

XBone: 197k

3DS: 150K (up 55% over May)

Wii U: ~140K (up 233% over last June)

SONY PR:

  • PlayStation 4 was #1 in sales for the sixth consecutive month and remains the cumulative leader for next generation game consoles.
  • PlayStation 4 was #1 for next generation software sales, with PS4 leading two of the top three titles.
  • PlayStation was #1 in combined home console hardware sales (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3) for the month.
  • The biggest next generation software titles, including Watch_Dogs, UFC and FIFA 14, were #1 on PlayStation 4, further demonstrating that PS4 is the platform of choice for blockbuster games.

MS PR:

Xbox One Sales More Than Double in June with New $399 Option and Unveiling of Holiday Games Lineup

Over the past month, we’ve seen a strong spike in interest in our Xbox One console options, including the new $399 offering, and the amazing lineup of games announced during E3. Since the new Xbox One offering launched on June 9th, we’ve seen sales of Xbox One more than double* in the US, compared to sales in May, and solid growth in Xbox 360 sales.

We’re excited to welcome so many fans to Xbox this summer and we can’t wait for them to get their hands on the wide selection of new games available this year on Xbox One, including Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, and Ori and the Blind Forest. Xbox One is the only place you can play these games along with creative independent titles and blockbusters such as Assassin’s Creed Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny, Evolve, Grand Theft Auto V, and dozens more. We’re honored that Xbox One was awarded with the best games line-up of 2014 by game critics at E3 and our fans have a lot of amazing new games to look forward to in the coming months.

Starting in August with the release of Madden NFL 15, new blockbuster hits will launch for Xbox One at an incredible pace throughout the fall, as we head into the holiday season. Gamers love the holidays and we are lining up incredible deals and special promotions to celebrate. The fun is just getting started and we can’t wait to share more exciting news soon.

*- Internal data based on retail calendar and sold through numbers

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Titanfall couldn't do it will this be the 2nd embarrassing moment this year for MS ?

with the games, games, games MS E3 press conference, pricecut and kinectless 399$ SKU Xbone should receive a HUGE sales bump!

Nintendo with their killer E3 and MK8 should also receive a sales bump! they could outsell Xbone this month "LOL"

the real question is will playstation still be king ? the Xbone has even a greater chance of outselling ps4 this month if you consider the beautiful ooking white ps4 destiny edition.

i say playstation will dominate once again! i predict lemmings and sheep will avoid this thread also this month will be the same as titanfall month with massive meltdowns and noshows. CANT WAIT!

with E3 behind us this month result will be a do it or die moment for both MS and nintendo!

#2 Posted by KBFloYd (13218 posts) -

sony just has to worry about not losing money anymore....but they have their hands in too many pies...

idk...

in terms of consoles i think they got this gen won....the people have spoken. dont know what the total lifetime sales will be....lower than ps3?

#3 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6976 posts) -

I was gonna suggest Sony wins, but then I saw who TC was, and now I'm pro-Xbone.

#4 Edited by Chutebox (36675 posts) -

PS4 still going to have a comfortable win.

#5 Edited by tonitorsi (8303 posts) -

If Microsoft looses this month too...

#6 Posted by lostrib (34691 posts) -

Probably PS4 first

#7 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70789 posts) -

I still think the PS4 will do better

#8 Edited by Shewgenja (8489 posts) -

XBone will be third place to WiiU. MarioKart pushed serious sales in June.

#9 Posted by sam890 (1099 posts) -

Time for a new NPD thread already ??

#10 Posted by silversix_ (14085 posts) -

@sam890 said:

Time for a new NPD thread already ??

What is her name? I'd like to do jolly cooperation with this cow

#11 Edited by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

Another victory for SDC. I expect plenty of bitter lems in the NPD thread as usual. I won't be surprised if WiiU surpasses Xflop for June.

#12 Edited by super600 (30324 posts) -

Here's what I think how all three consoles will do in the June NPD

Xbox one: 110K-140K

PS4:150K-200K(This is a bit trickier to predict since I heard conflicting reports about the demand for the ps4 this month)

WiiU:70K-90K(Possibly over 100K and maybe 150K)

I don't think a similar pattern like last month will happen this month.

#13 Posted by clone01 (24543 posts) -

Salezzzzz warzzzzz...what people who don't actually game like to do.

#14 Posted by Shewgenja (8489 posts) -

Ahh, yes, the fresh salt smell is in the air..

#15 Edited by WeepsForFools (501 posts) -

still gonna use a random forum users' math as the definitive results?

#16 Edited by ButDuuude (419 posts) -

@sam890 said:

Time for a new NPD thread already ??

What is her name? I'd like to do jolly cooperation with this cow

Her name is Fabio. I can't believe it's not butter.

#17 Posted by MonsieurX (29573 posts) -

NPD includes Canada,right?

In that case,it's not price parity. PS4 costs more here

#18 Posted by xhawk27 (7229 posts) -

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

#19 Posted by MonsieurX (29573 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

Both consoles have no gaems

#20 Posted by xhawk27 (7229 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

Both consoles have no gaems

Agree to Disagree.

#21 Posted by hoosier7 (3780 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

Really? I see this a lot and i'm not sure how you can't see that the world outside SW is a bit different. Most people don't care about exclusives or owning all the consoles or PC gaming, they're there for Destiny, CoD, FIFA etc and the PS4 is the hot console at the moment.

#22 Edited by lostrib (34691 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

Both consoles have no gaems

Agree to Disagree.

Not sure how one can think the PS4 has no games, but that X1 does...

#23 Edited by R3FURBISHED (10361 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@xhawk27 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

Both consoles have no gaems

Agree to Disagree.

Not sure how one can think the PS4 has no games, but that X1 does...

Both consoles have about two or three notable exclusives and nearly every multiplatform game is available on the PS3 and 360...so it is still a case of neither console has a very impressive line-up so far (that being said I do not regret owning Xbox 360 and One, PS3 and 4, and a PC)

#24 Posted by scottpsfan14 (3854 posts) -

I was gonna suggest Sony wins, but then I saw who TC was, and now I'm pro-Xbone.

I don't think your opinions on TC will affect the outcome.

#25 Posted by Netret0120 (2041 posts) -

PS4

WiiU

X1 this month

#26 Posted by scottpsfan14 (3854 posts) -
@lostrib said:

@xhawk27 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

Both consoles have no gaems

Agree to Disagree.

Not sure how one can think the PS4 has no games, but that X1 does...

I know right? Like The ONE has all teh gaemz eva! I just can't believe the amount of PS4 exclusives both announced and unannounced in the making. Just Cray.

#27 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24924 posts) -

PS4 isn't going anywhere away from the #1 seat.

WiiU might take Number 2 though.

#28 Edited by scottpsfan14 (3854 posts) -

PS Fowa will come out on top.

Then the Wii U.

then the ONE.

It was written in the stone long ago.

#29 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8376 posts) -

Sony would win regardless even if it didn't have any games for it whilst Xbone and WiiU would have 3 killer apps each.

#30 Posted by clone01 (24543 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@xhawk27 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

Both consoles have no gaems

Agree to Disagree.

Not sure how one can think the PS4 has no games, but that X1 does...

I know right? Like The ONE has all teh gaemz eva! I just can't believe the amount of PS4 exclusives both announced and unannounced in the making. Just Cray.

Neither system has crap right now, honestly.

#31 Posted by scottpsfan14 (3854 posts) -

Sony would win regardless even if it didn't have any games for it whilst Xbone and WiiU would have 3 killer apps each.

Salt_The_Fries, get this, PS4 is going to crucify the ONE for exclusives throughout this generation. If you think other wise, you are delusional. I mean, do you think 343i are going to be able to create a killer new IP at the rate Naughty Gods do? Lol. Once the 2015 batch of Xbox exclusives come out, it will be an exclusive every 2 years from there. Deal with the pain.

#32 Posted by scottpsfan14 (3854 posts) -
@clone01 said:

@scottpsfan14 said:
@lostrib said:

@xhawk27 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

Both consoles have no gaems

Agree to Disagree.

Not sure how one can think the PS4 has no games, but that X1 does...

I know right? Like The ONE has all teh gaemz eva! I just can't believe the amount of PS4 exclusives both announced and unannounced in the making. Just Cray.

Neither system has crap right now, honestly.

Infamous SS is something, but Infamous games are more a game that comes out in the middle of a generation to add to an already big library, like Infamous 1 and 2 were. It doesn't bode too well being the only big exclusive of that half year. It's not a system seller really.

#33 Posted by Krelian-co (10425 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@xhawk27 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

Both consoles have no gaems

Agree to Disagree.

Not sure how one can think the PS4 has no games, but that X1 does...

by being a dumb lem, neither system has anything really great.

inb4 i gots all system, me not lem reply.

#34 Posted by navyguy21 (12750 posts) -

Wasnt X1 400 only 2/3 of the month?

The first 10 days it was still 500.

Either way, PS4 should still win

#35 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (1396 posts) -

1. PS4

2. X1

3. Wii U

#36 Posted by super600 (30324 posts) -

NPD includes Canada,right?

In that case,it's not price parity. PS4 costs more here

NDP does track data from Canada, but it does not release the data from what I recall.

#37 Posted by Suppaman100 (3779 posts) -

@clone01 said:

@scottpsfan14 said:
@lostrib said:

@xhawk27 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

Both consoles have no gaems

Agree to Disagree.

Not sure how one can think the PS4 has no games, but that X1 does...

I know right? Like The ONE has all teh gaemz eva! I just can't believe the amount of PS4 exclusives both announced and unannounced in the making. Just Cray.

Neither system has crap right now, honestly.

Indeed.

But even with nothing, PS4 still owns the chartzzz.

TLHBO

#38 Edited by GrenadeLauncher (4134 posts) -

Three way tie with the Wii U just about edging it.

#39 Posted by YD_11 (1639 posts) -

Sony fans still on Gamespot posting all day everyday because they have no games to play lol. I guess that wont change anytime soon either... like for another year or so. Have fun with your indies! oh and sales sales sales!

#40 Edited by Daious (1129 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

Both consoles have no gaems

Agree to Disagree.

Both consoles really don't have any games. PS4 has a larger game library atm.

Both consoles have 3 exclusives. Forza, Ryse, and Kinect Sports versus Infamous, Killzone, and Knack.

Both consoles have tons of multiplatforms. PS has more indies.

How does one magically have games and the other doesn't? Like 94% of their game library are identical.

#41 Edited by lglz1337 (3139 posts) -

@YD_11: look someone thinks sales is not important is this why wii-u lacks 3rd party support ?

and on average dat indie games scored better than your "triple AAA blockbuster games"

last time i checked minecraft killing it so you can stop your indie BS, they doing a better job ATM.

ohh anyone excited about no man's sky ? i know i am!

#42 Posted by Bigboi500 (29373 posts) -

@lglz1337 said:

@YD_11: look someone thinks sales is not important is this why wii-u lacks 3rd party support ?

and on average dat indie games scored better than your "triple AAA blockbuster games"

last time i checked minecraft killing it so you can stop your indie BS, they doing a better job ATM.

ohh anyone excited about no man's sky ? i know i am!

Wii had the best sales and no third party support. Sales aren't important in regard to third party support, at least for Nintendo. Sony turned their backs on Japanese games to pan handle for Western games, that's why they have third party support whether they have good sales (this gen) or lowest sales (last gen).

Companies are going to put games on systems they're familiar with regardless of sales. Sony lost tons of cash from their other non-gaming products, came in third place last gen, sold buildings and are losing blood. Sales are more important to them than other companies like Microsoft and Nintendo. Microsoft is loaded and Nintendo makes money even with low sales while Sony loses money even with high sales.

This week to week, month to month data isn't much more than a temporary thrill for armchair economists and system fanboys over a few thousand units in the current ebb and flow of the market.

#43 Posted by scottpsfan14 (3854 posts) -

NPD includes Canada,right?

In that case,it's not price parity. PS4 costs more here

Ah so now I know why you don't like the PS4.

#44 Edited by lglz1337 (3139 posts) -

@Bigboi500: that's some BS! EA and activision supported nintendo since start why quit now and drop full support?

great sales brings great support it also brings devs not grabbing MS bag of money so easily no wonder MS end up with only Monthly DLC. if ps4 sold crap devs would grab MS money more easily!

ohh and no wonder vita has great support it's such a sales succes. LOL

sales are important for all sony, MS and nintendo no mather how you try to spin this or how much money they have.

#45 Posted by Vatusus (4448 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

It actually has more games available then the Xbone at least

#46 Edited by Shewgenja (8489 posts) -

This will be the month we know whether XBone has a future or not. Oh man, I can't contain my excitement :))) I honestly think it will be in third place. I know for a fact that MK8 pushed a lot of WiiUs.

#47 Edited by cainetao11 (16916 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

Not like games will never come. I cant believe gamers that post here think the consumer population is directly reflected by us.

#48 Edited by tonitorsi (8303 posts) -

@scottpsfan14 said:
@MonsieurX said:

NPD includes Canada,right?

In that case,it's not price parity. PS4 costs more here

Ah so now I know why you don't like the PS4.

I don't think he's ever liked #SlayStation

#49 Edited by Shewgenja (8489 posts) -

@cainetao11 said:

@xhawk27 said:

I can't believe a Console that has no games is selling so well. ^_^

Not like games will never come. I cant believe gamers that post here think the consumer population is directly reflected by us.

What's there not to believe? The casual consumer that made the Wii a big success have either adopted a 360/PS3 at some time during the lengthy 7th gen and become core gamers or they went to Android/iOS. The core gamer rules Gen8, at least for now. Three or four years from now, maybe the cable box you can talk to will gain traction. By then, developers will have abandoned it, though.

#50 Posted by Blabadon (25953 posts) -

Be a shitty console. Rake in all the sales.

Woo PS4.