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NPD October Report: PS4 Dominates While Xbox One Plays Catch Up
NPD Group has released the report for October 2014, which shows that there’s no stopping the sales of Xbox One and PS4.
More than $273 million were spent in October only on the purchases of the consoles with the majority of the buyers going for either PS4 or Xbox One.
NPD’s Liam Callahan in a statement gave an overview of the last month’s hardware sales.
October 2014 marks the first 12 months of sales for the Xbox One and PS4. After the first year, these consoles have had a great start as cumulative sales are currently over 70 percent higher than the combined first year totals of Xbox 360 and PS3.
There’s no number provided by any of the big names in the industry, but Sony has tweeted that its new gen machine has led the sales once again this month against Xbox One.
On the other hand, Microsoft revealed that more than 10 million Xbox One units have been shipped to retailers, with sales tripling after the $50 price drop.
Moving on to software sales, which didn’t do quite as well as last year’s October but still, the results are pretty impressive.
NBA 2K15 led the charge followed by Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The biggest surprise in October was the sales-figure of The Evil Within, which has set a new record for the highest first-month sales for a survival horror title.
You can check out the top ten October 2014 titles listed below:
- NBA 2K15
- Super Smash Bros. 3DS
- The Evil Within
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
- Skylanders: Trap Team
- FIFA 15
- Madden NFL 15
- Shadow of Mordor
Overall, October was a disappointing month for the video games, but Xbox One capitalizing on the bundles sales makes up for a far interesting November.