Yesterday we learned that the Xbox One was the top selling console in the US for the third month straight thanks to NPDs and now we have an idea how some of the games performed. According to sources the top three selling games in the US in September were NBA 2K17, Madden 17 and FIFA 17. NBA 2K17 apparently sold 1306K at retail making it the biggest launch ever for a sports game and it was a 18% increase compared to last years version.
Madden 17 sold 727K without bundles and 788K with bundles. FIFA 17 sold 444K which was down from last years version which sold 633K. If you’re wondering how Forza Horizon 3 did then we can tell you that it sold around 150k. This is an ok number and you also have to take into account that it was only on sale for 5 days (a few more if you count the Ultimate Edition). ReCore the other Microsoft first party game apparently sold less than 50K at retail which doesn’t come as much of a surprise. It’s safe to say that game is a bomb. Bioshock The Collection also apparently sold around as much as Forza Horizon 3 did which is great news.
Thanks to the PS4 Slim Bundles Uncharted 4 sold around 100K in the US last month and Grand Theft Auto V continues being a beast as it sold 152K which is up 15% compared to this time last year. That game truly has legs like no other game. To no one’s surprise No Man’s Sky sold around 50K in September which is down from over 500K in August.
As for a bit of hardware news the original PS4 model outsold the PS4 slim by a lot with around 175K sold of the Black Ops 3 Bundle compared to around 100K for the PS4 Slim. The Black Ops 3 bundle was selling for $299 like the slim and at some times $279 at some retailers. The 3DS sold more this September then it did in September 2015 and a bigger surprise is that the PS3 sold around 41,000 last month which is more than the Wii U did which sold around 36,000. Those PS3 sales are up 54% on the year. The Xbox One sold 332,800 units in September which was up 13.8% from last year while the PS4 sold 285,300 which was down 19.3% from last year
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