August 2013 NPD: Madden NFL 25 and Saints Row IV Sell the Most, Hardware Down 40%

It was an interesting month of August at retail in the United States, with the NPD reporting $521 million in sales for the industry, an increase of 1% compared to last year.

Looking at software, Madden NFL 25 was at number, though it opened to lower numbers when looking at Madden NFL 13. Despite this, other new releases were able to make it a very good month, with software sales rising 21% to $305 million. As for accessories, they were up 7% at $136.7 million, clearly helped out by the figures and playsets for Disney Infinity, which was the third best-selling games of the month.

Things get bleak when you look at hardware sales though, with a 40% drop to $90.8 million reported. Also, while we don’t know sales numbers for PlayStation systems, the Xbox 360 was the #1 console with 96,000.

Here’s the top 10 selling games in the US during August 2013 at retail across all platforms, including Collector’s Edition, GOTY Edition, bundles, but not those bundled with hardware:

  1. Madden NFL 25
  2. Saints Row IV
  3. Disney Infinity
  4. Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  5. Minecraft
  6. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
  7. NCAA Football 14
  8. PayDay 2
  9. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  10. Pikmin 3

What did you buy during August? Let us know in the comments below.

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