February 2015 NPD: PS4 is #1 in Hardware and Software, The Order: 1886 Debuts in 9th
Even with the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS, Sony confirmed that the PlayStation 4 was the #1 selling piece of hardware during February 2015 in the United States, according to the NPD:
Demand for PlayStation 4 remains incredibly strong in the U.S. as it was #1 in hardware and software sales in February according to the latest NPD report. 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.
As for total retail industry results in February 2015, they were up 8% year-over-year to $955.6 million. Breaking this down, hardware was up 10% to $378.2 million, while software was up 7% to $338.9 million.
NPD analyst Liam Callahan talked about hardware in February:
“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.”
“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.”
Here’s the top 10 selling games in February 2015, which totals retail sales across all systems and includes Collectors Editions, GOTY Editions, and bundles, but not those bundled with hardware (sales by platform are ranked in brackets from highest-selling to least-selling):
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS)
- Evolve (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
- Dying Light (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
- Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
- NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
- Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
- Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
- The Order: 1886 (PS4)
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS)
Which game do you think will end up topping the charts this month?
[Source: Games Beat]