Research firm NPD has just shared their sales figure details of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for month of August 2014. The end result is as expected by everyone of us, PlayStation 4 has outsold Xbox One for Eight consecutive month in United States.
The hardware sales reached $196.2 million i.e. a massive growth of 116 percent as compared to the same period in 2013, but software sales was down to 21 percent to $231.6 million from $293.4 million in August 2013.
Another surprising part of NPD August 2014 sales report was, Madden NFL 15 sold much better on PlayStation 4 than Xbox One. In fact, if you see the top 10 best selling titles of August 2014 in US, all games sold better on Playstation 4 except Call of Duty: Ghosts.
The best news for Xbox One was that it’s sales doubled in August 2014 as compared to July 2014 all thanks to a strong demand of Madden NFL 15. We expect this trend to continue as Microsoft has a strong Xbox One line-up for upcoming Holiday Season 2014: “lots of Xbox One promotional, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”.
Some of the highlights for PlayStation in August 2014 NPD report are listed below:
- PlayStation 4 takes number ONE spot in hardware sales for the eighth consecutive month and remains the cumulative leader for next generation game consoles.
- PlayStation led the month for next generation software with Madden NFL 15 for PS4 taking the #1 spot for overall software sales.
- Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition and Madden NFL 15 had their strongest sales on PS4 and were the biggest third party releases of the month.
- TLOU: Remastered continues to have strong momentum on PS4; it was the top selling first-party title in August.
- For the third consecutive month, PlayStation was number in combined home console hardware sales (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3).
Top 10 Best Selling Titles In August 2014:
- Madden NFL 15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
- Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
- Minecraft (360, PS3)
- The Last of Us (PS4, PS3)
- Call of Duty: Ghosts (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3, PC, Wii U)
- Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, Wii U, PS4, 3DS, DS, Xbox One, Vita, PC)
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One)
- Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PC)
- Battlefield 4 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
- The Lego Movie Videogame (360, 3DS, PS3, Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, Vita)