We’re almost halfway into May, and the NPD sales results for April 2016 are here. The results are actually pretty surprising, with Dark Souls III taking the #1 spot for software sales, followed by Ratchet & Clank, and MLB The Show 16 which seems to have made quite the climb, moving up from #6 last month.
Once again Sony tops the charts for hardware sales with their PS4, though hardware sales continue to decline, with a 21% drop from this time last year. You’d think that two PlayStation exclusive titles in the top three software slots would make for better console sales, but perhaps that’s just a testament to the market penetration that Sony has managed to achieve with this hardware cycle. Of course, it’s hard to say, since we don’t have the exact number of consoles sold.
Interestingly though, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seem to be doing much better than their predecessors, with a 40% higher trend in cumulative sales compared to the same 30-month period for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
And now, here are the actual software rankings:
- Dark Souls III (PS4, Xbox One)
- Ratchet & Clank (PS4)
- MLB 16: The Show (PS4, PS3)
- Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
- Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
- Minecraft (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3)
- Quantum Break (Xbox One)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
- NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
- Star Fox: Zero (Wii U)
What games did you pick up in April? Let us know in the comments.