Top 10 Best Selling Games of February 2015 (USA)

What were the Top 10 best selling games in February 2015 in the United States?

The newest NPD numbers are in, and so are the top lists of the highest selling game systems and games for last month in America.

Here is the full Top 10 of February 2015:

    1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS)** — 515,000 copies sold (retail + digital)
    2. Evolve (Xbox One, PS4, PC)**
    3. Dying Light (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
    4. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)**
    5. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)**
    6. NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)**
    7. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)**
    8. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
    9. The Order: 1886 (PS4)**
    10. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) — 290,000 copies sold (retail + digital)

** Includes: CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware. Physical retail copies only.

Here’s The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D TV commercial…

System Sales in February 2015:

    1. Nintendo 3DS — Sales around 395.000 for the month; The New Nintendo 3DS XL boosts 3DS Family to the best-selling platform spot
    2. PlayStation 4 — Returns to the #1 home console spot
    3. Xbox One — Sales around 276.000 for the month
    4. Nintendo Wii U — Sales around 94.000 for the month
    5. Xbox 360
    6. PlayStation 3
    7. PlayStation Vita

Note: Only the first four spots are confirmed. The rest are estimates, no complete hard sales data was released for the month.

Check out the “New 3DS XL” launch trailer…

Analysis of the game and hardware sales numbers:

Although NPD doesn’t by far track all digital sales, retail still gives a good impression of last month’s best selling video games.

To quote NPD industry analyst Liam Callahan…

About video games he said:

“Nintendo is probably feeling pretty great right now. Zelda, one if its top franchises, outsold everything else in February. That includes two major new releases. This is good news for the company, which is going to release a brand new Zelda for the Wii U later this year that it is positioning as a system-selling game.

The two big new games that Zelda beat are Evolve and The Order: 1886. Evolve came out on Feb. 10, while The Order only had a week of sales after debuting Feb. 20. While both made the top 10, it feels like both didn’t perform as well as they should have. The Order was hammered with critical reviews, which likely hurt its sales.

In terms of surprises, Dying Light, which debuted in January, continues to sell well. The zombie-survival game is performing a lot like developer Techland’s previous game in this genre, Dead Island.”

About hardware he said:

“Increased portable hardware sales of 153 percent versus February 2014 helped to propel the entire hardware category to a growth of 10 percent over February 2014.

Home console hardware declined 5 percent as gains in eighth-generation console sales could not offset the 41 percent loss in dollar sales of seventh generation hardware.”

Platform holders typically keep their hardware sales numbers quiet, but Sony once again revealed that PS4 was the top selling system for the month.

“Demand for PlayStation 4 remains incredibly strong in the U.S. as it was No. 1 in hardware and software sales in February, according to the latest NPD report,” a Sony spokesperson said in a statement. “PS4 remains the cumulative leader in hardware sales with more than 20.2 million units sold to consumers worldwide demonstrating the fastest growth in PlayStation hardware history.”

Nintendo shared some its figures as well. In a statement, the company confirmed that all versions of the handheld combined to sell 395,000 units in February.

“The great majority of these sales were New Nintendo 3DS XL systems, which sold 130 percent more units in its initial frame than Nintendo 3DS XL did when it launched on Aug. 19, 2012,” a spokesperson said.

As for the Wii U, the company would only say that “hardware sales have increased by more than 20 percent” so far in 2015 over the same period in 2014.

Credits: NeoGAF

Majora’s Mask totally deserves its moment in the spotlight! Although on the N64 back in 2000 it did already sell 3.36 million copies worldwide, but at the time it didn’t seem like a lot as the previous Zelda game “Ocarina of Time” sold twice as much. Both games now have improved 3DS remakes that are set to sell millions more in the long run. These are masterpieces every gamer should own.

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