January NPD Results: PS4 And Dying Light Start The New Year Strong

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.

  1. Dying Light (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One ,PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  3. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
  4. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
  5. NBA 2K15 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  6. Super Smash Bros. (Wii U, 3DS)
  7. Far Cry 4 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  8. Madden NFL 15 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
  9. Destiny (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
  10. FIFA 15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, Wii, Vita, 3DS)

Source: VentureBeat



  1. Be interesting how Dying Light has done in Europe with it only being digital.

    Well done to PS4, hopefully xbox was too far behind. Surprising that xbox sold more games. A bit of Wii factor maybe going on.

    • Hopefully Xbox was too far behind? From Starman? :O
      NPD estimate is PS4~ 190k, X1, 140k. So NOT too far behind as I think you meant to say.

      • Ha ha yes, I meant not too far behind.

    • All I know is they sold 1.2 million copies (globally) in the first few days which is lovely news considering the delayed physical release outside of North America.

  2. Well done Sony I’m sure with the likes of The Order and Bloodborne coming up we will see another strong couple of months.

    Still not surprised about the Software with how well Xbox did in the previous months not to mention they had a flurry of exclusives towards the end of 2014

  3. Another 10 months of straight wins could be on the cards looking at the 2015 software lineup.

  4. Well done to Sony although good sales for both companies means the strengthening of the industry so it’s all good.

    However, there is a puerile behaviour to some of the animated GIFs you get to see on articles of this nature (over at IGN) and they really make me chuckle sometimes. :)

    Like this one, for example.

    • Aye, hence why I prefer to view news in the warm and cosy environment that is TSA. :)

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