NPD Report for March 2016: The Division Tops Sales Charts
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD also has very strong performance.
The NPD Group’s report for March 2016 is in, showcasing sales of physical software in the gaming industry for the United States. Tom Clancy’s The Division is on top among its competitors and experienced the best launch month for any Tom Clancy game in the series till date, sellign 40 percent more than its nearest competitor Rainbow Six: Vegas 2.
In fact, according to analyst Liam Callahan, “Ubisoft is the number one software publisher for Q1 2016” thanks to its success with The Division and Far Cry Primal (the second highest selling title for March 2016). Unit sales have increased by 130 percent and dollar sales are over 200 percent.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD saw a rather unexpected level of success, ranking third and selling more units in the first month than many first-party Wii U titles. Only games like Super Smash Bros, Super Mario Maker and Mario Kart 8 can beat it.
A Nintendo spokesperson stated that, “The game’s strong reception provides a great start to the 30th year of The Legend of Zelda franchise, which continues to be one of gaming’s most beloved and iconic series. Together with the Hyrule Warriors Legends game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the two titles combined to sell over 400,000 units.”
The NPD’s top ten also included Grand Theft Auto 5, EA Sports UFC 2, MLB The Show 16, Pokken Tournament, NBA 2K16, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Minecraft.