NPD Sales Figures Show PS4 Outsold Xbox One For March 2015

A slow month.

Posted By | On 17th, Apr. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @@Martintoney2012


New sales numbers from the market research group NPD have shown that March was a slow month for the sales of video games, even with Sony and From Software having shipped their latest PS4 exclusive Bloodborne and EA having shipped Battlefield Hardline, Visceral Games’ first person shooter.

One analyst in the employ of NPD, Liam Callahan, has spoken about the slow sales. “Physical software sales decreased by 6 percent from March 2014 as strong growth of [PS4, Xbox One, Wii U] helped to partially offset the sharp declines of seventh generation consoles, which were down 52 percent, and physical PC games, down 64 percent,”

“The launch of Bloodborne ranked as second overall in software sales this month,” said Callahan.

“But also has the second-highest sales for the debut month of a first-party game on the PS4, after Infamous: Second Son, in March 2014.”

In regards to total software units shipped, these are the numbers that NPD present.

  1. Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, 360, PS3, PC)
  2. Bloodborne (PS4)
  3. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
  4. Mario Party 10 (Wii U) (sold 290,000 copies physical and digital, according to Nintendo)
  5. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  6. MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
  7. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
  8. NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  9. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
  10. Final Fantasy: Type 0 HD (PS4, Xbox One)


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  • Rubix99

    Console sales for both Playstation 4 and Xbox One from their launch dates up until the week ending 21st March 2015:

    -Playstation 4 = 7,534,660 units sold in USA
    -Xbox One = 6,846,751 units sold in USA

    Playstation 4 leads selling 687,909 additional units in USA

    -Playstation 4 = 8,253,647 units sold in Europe
    -Xbox One = 3,143,728 units sold in Europe

    Playstation 4 leads selling 5,109,919 additional units in Europe

    -Playstation 4 = 1,272,320 units sold in Japan
    -Xbox One = 50,613 units sold in Japan

    Playstation 4 leads selling 1,221,707 additional units in Japan

    Rest of the world
    -Playstation 4 = 4,043,330 units sold outside of USA, Europe and Japan
    -Xbox One = 1,982,662 units sold outside of USA and Europe and Japan

    Playstation 4 leads selling 2,060,668 additional units outside of USA, Europe and Japan

    Global Total
    -Playstation 4 = 21,103,957 units sold globally
    -Xbox One = 12,023,754 units sold globally

    Playstation 4 leads selling 9,080,203 additional units globally

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    • Rubix99

      Yup, but we know for definite that PS4 numbers at least are accurate as they back up the official sale statement Sony made several weeks earlier.

      The older a VGChartz week of sale tracking is…..the more accurate it is, since they do revise and correct their figures in accordance to both official quarterly sale statements from Sony and Microsoft and the monthly NPD figures for US sales.

      I think it’s best VGChartz stay at least a month behind in their sale tracking.

  • pepepico

    Poor microsoft 🙁 hope with these enjoy!

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