In the latest NPD Xbox One broke the stranglehold of Sony’s PlayStation, outselling its counterpart in the month of April, the first time the Microsoft console has won this battle in 2015.
Overall though, consoles saw a drop in revenue from April 2014, from $191.9m to $183.9. However this was not due to a drop in sales, but rather due to the drop in price of both the major next gen consoles more than a year removed from their release.
This drop was more than made up for by an increase in software sales of 13% from April 2014. The leading game in April was Mortal Kombat X, while the PC release of Grand Theft Auto also saw Rockstar’s ever popular offering perform well. The best selling sports game was PlayStation exclusive MLB: The Show, ahead of NBA 2K15, which also made the top ten.
1.) Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
2.) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, PC, 360, PS3)
3.) Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
4.) MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
5.) Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
6.) NBA 2K15 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
7.) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
8.) Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
9.) Super Smash Bros. (3DS, Wii U)
10.) Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
-“PlayStation continues to lead software sales for April 2015”
Xbox One: Best selling console. (Up 63% year over year)