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Console & Game Selling in March US, PS4 and The Division Topped the Board

by Camellia   on Apr-15-16 14:28

According to NPD sales report for March 2016, Sony’s PS4 remained as the mostly sold game console in March 2016. In a statement before NPD report came out. Sony wrote, “Thank you to our fans and partners for making PlayStation 4 the top-selling console and software sales leader for the month of March, as well as the number-one console for fans of The Division, according to NPD. We are truly humbled by the success and look forward to delivering more amazing gaming experiences throughout 2016, including the launch of PlayStation VR this October.”

Console & Game Selling in March US, PS4 and The Division Topped the Board

In terms of software, Tom Clancy’s: The Division ranked No.1, followed up by Far Cry Primal and The Legend of Zelda.

Console & Game Selling in March US, PS4 and The Division Topped the Board

Microsoft marketing boss Mike Nichols also released a statement, “In March, global hours spent gaming on Xbox One increased 89 percent compared to last year. Xbox Live engagement was driven by the greatest games lineup, including new titles released in March like ‘Killer Instinct: Season 3’ and ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division.’ ‘Killer Instinct: Season 3’ has seen record engagement across Xbox One and Windows 10 since it launched on March 29, making March the best month ever for the franchise with more than 6 million unique players. Last week, on April 5, we launched ‘Quantum Break’ to critical acclaim and it became the best-selling Xbox game around the world, and is now the biggest-selling new Microsoft Studios published IP this generation. We can’t thank our fans enough for their continued support and we’re looking forward to bringing more unprecedented experiences on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Xbox Live later this year.”

See the numbers below:

Hardware: $253.2 million in March 2016 (down 19 percent from $311.1 million)

Software: $425.8 million in March 2016 (up 8 percent from $395.4 million)

Accessories: $285.1 million in March 2016 (up 9 percent from $261.8 million)

The Top 10 best selling games in the US are:

The Division (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Far Cry Primal (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U)

Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

EA Sports UFC 2 (PS4, Xbox One)

MLB The Show 16 (PS4, PS3)

Pokken Tournament (Wii U)

NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Minecraft (Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, PS3)

Accessory sales rose from $261.8 million to $285.1million, 9% growth from last March.

Source: http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/14/march-2016-npd-division-zelda/