NPD April 2017 Report: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Persona 5 Top Software Charts

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 outsells Infinite Warfare but not for the reason you think.

Posted By | On 19th, May. 2017 Under News

The NPD Group’s software sales for April 2017 in the United States are in. Though it already reported that Mario Kart 8 was the best-selling game of the month, thus propelling the Nintendo Switch to become the best-selling console, Persona 5 also had a fairly strong run.

It placed second in the charts and NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said that it witnessed “the strongest debut month for any title in Persona franchise history, with packaged dollar sales five times that of the previous best-selling debut, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4.”

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in third place followed by MLB 17: The Show, Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Grand Theft Auto 5. Mass Effect: Andromeda was in seventh place, which is kind of disappointing since it released at the tail-end of March. NBA 2K17 is in eighth while Overwatch hit ninth place (not including PC digital sales) and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 came in 10th.

Though Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 actually outsold Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (which is in 11th place), the former recently went backwards compatible on Xbox One. This prompted a rush of players to jump back into the game.

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  • Drag0n

    That’s exactly the reason I thought… what else could it have been?!

  • Mr Xrat

    Another weak month for the Shitbox Done. Remember when “muh digital” was the excuse for retail flops? So much for that.


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  • Guest

    It’s kinda sad.
    Nintendo Switch owners have Mario kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
    Sony’s PS4 owners have Persona 5, MLB 17: The Show.
    MS’s XB1 owners have Call of Duty: Black Ops II (released in 2012)!!

    And before some MS fanboy try to say “Oh we can other games like Overwatch”
    I’m obviously talking about current gen console exclusives not 3rd party games that’s on other next gen consoles.

    The list tells a story and it just looks sad for me…


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