NPD Sales May 2014: PS4 Beats Xbox One Again, Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 Top Two Best Selling Titles
Research firm NPD has just revealed video-game sales figure details for the month of May 2014, and its Sony's Playstation 4 that continues to dominate hardware sales section. PS4 was crowned best selling hardware fifth month in a row, and 3DS was the second best selling hardware.
NPD analyst Liam Callahan stated: "much of May 2014's hardware growth was due to Xbox One and PS4, there was also year-over-year growth for the Wii U, and PS Vita,"
In software sales department, Ubisoft's open world title, Watch Dogs top the charts, and Wii U exclusive Mario Kart 8 performed better than expected and comes in second.
"Collectively, May 2014 launches sold 800 percent more in dollar sales than May 2013 launches did their respective launch months. New launches represented 50 percent of dollar sales this month, which compared to only 9 percent for new launches in May 2013," commented Liam Callahan.
You can check out top 10 games of May 2014 below.
Other important aspect of May 2014 NPD sales:
- Overall retail sales were up 52% year over year.
- Hardware sales were up 95% year over year.
- Software sales were up 57% year over year.