April NPD: PlayStation 4 tops hardware, Titanfall tops software
posted on 05.15.14 at 07:34 PM EST by (@salromano)
inFAMOUS: Second Son the top-selling next-gen software.

PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 was the top-selling hardware in April, the latest NPD sales results have revealed. Specific numbers were not announced.

Xbox One hardware came in second at 115,000 sales, with Xbox 360 following at 71,000.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One software sales combined are up over 40 percent compared to the software sales of PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 titles through their first six months. Wii U software sales are also up over 80 percent from last year.

Xbox One games sold 447,000 copies, while Xbox 360 games sold 2.2 million. Both consoles combined account for 53 percent of all software sales.

The top game sales for April are as follows:

  1. Titanfall (XBO, 360, PC) – Electronic Arts
  2. Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, Wii U, PC) – Activision
  3. NBA 2K14 (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC) – Take 2 Interactive
  4. Minecraft (360) – Microsoft
  5. LEGO The Hobbit (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, Wii U, PS Vita, 3DS) – Warner Bros.
  6. The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, Wii U, PS Vita, 3DS) – Warner Bros.
  7. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, Wii U, PS Vita, 3DS, PC) – Warner Bros.
  8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PS4, PS3, 360, Wii U, 3DS) – Activision
  9. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3, 360) – Take 2 Interactive
  10. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, Wii U, PC) – Ubisoft

inFAMOUS: Second Son was the highest-selling “next-gen” game in April, according to Sony. Meaning it outsold the Xbox One version of Titanfall.

Read below for Sony and Microsoft’s responses:

Sony (via)

“The April NPD report confirmed that PlayStation 4 was the top selling next gen console and remains the cumulative leader,” Sony Computer Entertainment America SVP of Brand Marketing Guy Longworth said. “In addition, inFAMOUS: Second Son was the top-selling next-gen software title in April. Since PS4 launched last November, over 7 million consumers have enjoyed rich and immersive gameplay, powerful graphics, and deeply integrated social features that are only available on PlayStation. Demand for PS4 continues to outstrip supply and we are working incredibly hard to provide additional inventory. We’d like to thank the PlayStation Nation for their amazing support and we’re looking forward to sharing exciting news at E3 next month.”

Microsoft (via)

“Looking ahead to June, we’ll launch significant updates for Xbox. Earlier this week, we announced more choices and better value for Xbox fans who have been asking for options in games and entertainment experiences as well as options in hardware selection. Beginning on June 9, in all markets where Xbox One is currently sold, we will offer Xbox One starting at $399, in addition to Xbox One with Kinect. We’re also bringing a new generation of Xbox Live including Games with Gold and Deals with Gold coming to Xbox One, as well as giving anyone with an Xbox 360 or Xbox One access to apps – whether or not you have an Xbox Live Gold membership.

“We’re excited to share more about the amazing lineup of games coming to Xbox during our Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing, Xbox: Game On, which will take place Monday, June 9 beginning at 9:30 a.m. PDT. During the briefing, we’ll showcase in-depth looks at previously announced games as well as trailers for our unannounced games coming in 2014 and beyond.”

Thanks, NeoGAF.