The Last of Us on PS4/PS3 Tops July NPD US Sales Charts
Driven by strong sales of The Last of Us Remastered, Sony's survival horror game came out on top of US game sales.
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Even when there aren't a ton of new game releases, sales charts are still fun. The July NPD top 10 games sales list below may not have many surprises, but it's always exciting to see where your favorite games fall in the rankings.
Overall the industry is up 16% over last year at $514.3 million. That increase was driven primarily by strong hardware sales (up 100% at $198.8 million) while software was down 15% overall at $178.2 million. The NPD's analyst Liam Callahan notes, "When combining life-to-date sales of Xbox One and PS4 after nine months, and comparing them to the combined totals of nine months of sales for Xbox 360 and PS3, sales of the newest consoles are larger than the prior generation by close to 80 percent."
July 2014 Top 10 US Game Sales
Note that these sales reflect only physical retail in the US. Ranking are based on combined sales for July month across all listed platforms.
- The Last of Us (PS4, PS3)
- Minecraft (360, PS3)
- FIFA 14 (360,PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Vita)
- Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
- Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
- Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, PC)
- Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)
- Sniper Elite III (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
- NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
- Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, 3DS, DS, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One, Vita, PC)
Nintendo wrote in its US sales update that some of their games ranked higher on an individual game basis and Callahan confirms the same data. "Four SKUs for the 3DS would make the top ten software list when ranked on an SKU basis: Tomodachi Life, Pokemon Y, Pokemon X, and Mario Kart 7. With the addition of Mario Kart 8, five of the top ten SKUs this month were published by Nintendo and helped drive Nintendo into the top video game publisher spot for July 2014."
As noted earlier, the PS4 came out on top overall in terms of current-gen console sales for the seventh month in a row.
The coming months are going to become a lot more heated though, especially as we get into the incredibly crowded fall. What do you think will actually topple Minecraft in the coming months? Let us know in the comments below.
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