NPD results are in for the first month of the new year in the US, and they’re not entirely surprising. We begin with hardware, which saw the PS4 reclaim the top spot over the Xbox One. It would be interesting to see what the results would’ve been if Microsoft hadn’t made another head-scratching decision by increasing the price of the Xbox One for only two weeks to begin 2015. The price of the console was permanently dropped to $349 on January 15th.
One interesting note about Microsoft’s results for January is their announcement that Xbox Live usage was up 22% year-over-year. They also stated that the Xbox One saw “more game sales per console than any other platform.”
On the software side, Dying Light made its entry into the market at the number one spot, besting the likes of Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto in the process. The remainder of the list is pretty much what you’d expect, with all the heavy hitters from December still sitting comfortably in the top ten.
- Dying Light (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One ,PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
- Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
- Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
- NBA 2K15 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
- Super Smash Bros. (Wii U, 3DS)
- Far Cry 4 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
- Madden NFL 15 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
- Destiny (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
- FIFA 15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, Wii, Vita, 3DS)