The latest NPD results are in, measuring video game hardware and software sales for the month of September in the US. Since launch – which is nearing a year now – the PS4 has ruled over the Xbox One, and Sony’s machine takes the top spot again, almost tripling its own sales from August.
Software sales declined overall, though hardware sales were up by 136%, which means the overall industry sales are up by 2%. Despite the decline in software, Destiny proved exceedingly popular: it’s the most popular game of the year as well as the best launch month of all time for any new IP. It also helped Sony break record with the PlayStation Store.
But Destiny still sold more on Xbox One than it did on PS4, in part due to the fact that PS4 hardware bundles don’t count towards overall sales but the free copies that came with Xbox One consoles did. It’s a bit of a flawed system in that regard. You can see the top ten list of games sold below.
Smash Bros. For 3DS also sold over 700,000 copies, which is a superb amount for a game that released in the last few days of the NPD count, and that led to an increase of 3DS systems sold by 55%.