Dark Souls II
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games, JP: From Software
Developer: From Software
Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC
Total industry sales came to $1.03 billion, despite a 28 percent decrease in software sales.
The NPD Group has revealed its March 2014 report with total software sales totaled $432 million with hardware at $395 million. This meant a 28 percent decrease and a 78 percent increase respectively, with total industry sales increasing to $1.03 billion over the previous month, marking a 3 percent increase.
NPD analyst Liam Callahan stated that, “Software declines in March 2014 stemmed from poor comparisons to new launches from last March. Collectively, March 2014 launches sold 42 percent less than March 2013 launches.
“PS4 and Xbox One continue to see success with cumulative sales of the two consoles through the first five months currently totaling more than double that of their predecessors, the PS3 and Xbox 360.”
In software sales, it was Titanfall that was the highest selling game for March, releasing on Xbox One and PC, beating out inFamous: Second Son which only released on the PS4. This was followed by Call of Duty: Ghosts and Dark Souls II.