What were the Top 10 best selling games in April 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 April 2015:
1. Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)**
2. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, PC, 360, PS3)**
3. Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
4. MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
5. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
6. NBA 2K15 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)**
7. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)**
8. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
9. Super Smash Bros. (3DS, Wii U)**
10. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One)**
** Includes: CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware. Physical retail copies only.
Here’s the Mortal Kombat X TV commercial…
System Sales in April 2015:
1. Xbox One — Returns to the #1 overall platform spot
2. Nintendo 3DS
3. PlayStation 4
4. Nintendo Wii U
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 Xbox One 2015 games sizzle reel…
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:
“Overall, console software increased by 20 percent, leading to overall video game software growth of 13 percent.”
While Xbox One sold the most consoles, PlayStation 4 sold the most games in total for the month.
About hardware he said:
“For new physical console software, eighth-generation consoles sales grew by 200 percent in revenue, which offset declines from seventh-generation consoles of 62 percent, and portable declines of 32 percent.”