Looking at the overall sales in March 2014, the industry saw total sales of $1.03 billion, an increase of 3% over March 2013. The rise was thanks to hardware shooting up 78% to $395 million, while accessories helped by rising 4% to $224 million. Much to no one’s surprise, software dropped 28% to $432 million, despite a whole bunch of new releases.
NPD analyst Liam Callahan had this to say about the results:
PS4 and Xbox One continue to see success with cumulative sales of the two consoles through the first five months currently totaling more than double that of their predecessors, the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Here’s the top 10 selling games in March 2014, which totals retail sales across all systems and includes Collectors Editions, GOTY Editions, and bundles, but not those bundled with hardware:
- inFamous: Second Son
- South Park: The Stick of Truth
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- Dark Souls 2
- Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
- NBA 2K14
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
- The LEGO Movie Videogame
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