NPD: sales for July 2015 (United States)


In July 2015, total sales for new hardware, software and accessories generated $541.9 million in the United States (+ 6% compared to $513.3 million during the same month, last year). Unfortunately, software sales remained rather flat in July, and the increase is mainly due to good Hardware and accessories sales.

New games launched in July are down 3% in 2015, but games launched in May and June are actually up 20%. Unfortunately, this wasn’t nearly enough to compensate the drop in sales for games launched before May 2015. Finally, the NPD notes that Toys-to-Life sales (including amiibo) are up 17% Year on Year, with 42% up for interactive figures alone.

According to Nintendo, Software sales for the Wii U are up 10% Year on Year, so far in 2015 (due to Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, but also Splatoon). Splatoon has been performing pretty well, with 85 000 additional copies sold (retail + digital) in July: the total is now around 540 000 units in the United States alone.

Splatoon 1Software – Top 10

01) Lego: Jurassic World (360, 3DS, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PS4, Vita)
02) Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
03) Minecraft (360, PS3 ,Xbox One, PS4)
04) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
05) Rory Mcilroy PGA Tour (PS4, Xbox One)
06) The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
07) Destiny (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
08) Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
09) FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, Wii, Vita, 3DS)
10) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)


In a press release sent to Venture Beat, Nintendo reveals that through the first seven month of 2015, sales of the Nintendo 3DS are up 35% over the same period in 2014. This is quite obviously due to the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS XL in February, which still has a strong impact on overall sales for the full year.

As for the Wii U, based on insider data, it may have sold around 47/48 000 units in July 2015 in the United States.

Source: NPD
Via: Venture Beat (1 / 2)



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