NBA 2k16 And PlayStation 4 Is The Best-selling Software And Console For September 2015

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For the longest time, PlayStation reigns supreme over the console market.

NPD has recently released a report on the retail sales in the video game industry for September 2015. It has revealed that the PlayStation 4 console is the best-selling console and the number one in software sales for that particular month. The PlayStation 4 has become the leading gaming console in the USA with an estimated 9 million units sold.

Though the hardware sales have dropped to 27% ($313.5 million) from last year ($431.2 million), but both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are tracking 40% higher than their last-gen predecessors in the same time frame. More than 80% of the hardware sales came from the PlayStation 4 Destiny: The Taken King bundle pack.

Meanwhile, software retail sales are at $465.6 million, which was just 4% lower from last year?s $480.6 million. The total sales of NBA 2K16, Madden, Metal Gear Solid V and Destiny: The Awaken King has contributed to the overall sale for September thought there were outmatched by last year?s Destiny game launch and Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS despite in a slim margin. Accessories and Toy to Life items have signs of increased sale with $230.9 million, a 24% improvement from last year, this was all thanks to the sales from Amiibo and Skylanders toys.

  1. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  2. Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  3. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
  4. FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  5. Destiny: The Taken King (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
  6. Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
  7. Disney Infinity 3.0 (360, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
  8. Mad Max (PS4, Xbox One)
  9. NHL 16 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
  10. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)


For October, sales will be expected to be favorable to Microsoft as we see the launch of Halo 5: Guardians at that month.

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