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NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of December as well as for 2013 overall. The results can be found above.


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No one expected the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts to light the sales charts on fire. Yet it’s still quite disappointing to see that the game sold horribly in the US last month compared to other platforms.

Reliable NPD leaker “creamsugar” has shared information indicating that Call of Duty: Ghosts on Wii U accounted for less than 1% of the game’s total sales. Wii U’s share came in at 0.33% for the month of November, followed by the Xbox One with 6.42%, PlayStation 4 with 7.39%, PlayStation 3 with 30.42%, and Xbox 360 with 55.45%.

Again, Ghosts wasn’t expected to be a major sales success on Wii U. But given its apparent poor sales, you have to wonder if Activision will even bother bringing out next year’s Call of Duty for Nintendo’s console.


In its NPD response yesterday, Nintendo didn’t say how many Wii U consoles it sold in the US for the month of November. The company only revealed that sales were up 340 percent over October.

So how much did the Wii U sell last month? While not an official confirmation, NintendoWorldReport claims that 230,000 units were sold across the US in November, citing “a reliable industry source.”


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Nintendo has issued a response to the latest NPD report, revealing some fairly impressive sales for its two primary systems and games.

Hardware sales for Nintendo platforms are up by 100 percent over the month prior, the company says. The 3DS family sold roughly 770,000 units, bringing the handheld’s lifetime sales past 10 million to nearly 10.5 million units in the US. Wii U sales also rose by more than 340 percent over sales in October.

Notable software sales include Pokemon X/Y at 225,000 units (lifetime 2.35 million units), Zelda: A Link Between Worlds at 280,000 units (405,000 with the Zelda 3DS XL bundle), and Super Mario 3D World at 215,000 units.

You can find Nintendo’s full response below.

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NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of November. The results can be found below.

1. Call of Duty: Ghosts
2. Battlefield 4
3. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
4. Madden NFL 25
5. Grand Theft Auto V
6. NBA 2K14
7. Skylanders Swap Force
8. Just Dance 2014
9. Disney Infinity
10. FIFA 14


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NPD never hands out hardware data these days, meaning we usually have to rely on leaks and estimates in order to find out how well systems perform each month. Thankfully, NeoGAF user “creamsugar” has come through with a decent overview of October’s sales in the US.

Here’s a general estimate provided by creamsugar’s leak:

PSV < 30k < Wii < 40k < 50k < Wii U < 60k < 100k < PS3 < 120k This figure suggests that the Wii U managed to outsell the Wii, which the console has had a tough time doing most of the year. Wii U apparently sold between 50,000 and 60,000 units while the Wii moved between 30,000 and 40,000 consoles. Source

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Sonic Lost World’s debut sales in the US are in. For the month of October, the game sold under 30,000 copies. That figure combines sales of both versions – Wii U and 3DS.

Now, 30,000 copies isn’t a whole lot, but there is something important to keep in mind. Sonic Lost World launched in North America on October 29. NPD’s latest reporting period ended on November 2. This means Sonic’s debut sales account for a little less than a week of sales.


Nintendo has responded to the October 2013 NPD data report.

The company’s results are highlighted by 3DS sales, which came in at 452,000 units last month. October 3DS sales doubled last month’s total, and according to Nintendo, “marked the most units any portable video game system or home console has sold in a single month in 2013.”

Pokemon X/Y were the top two selling titles in the US last month. Both versions sold 1.7 million copies in the US.

Thanks to the new Pokemon releases, October was the biggest month for 3DS software. Nintendo said in its NPD response today, “Total Nintendo 3DS first-party software sales hit more than 2 million units sold, the highest tally since the report for December 2011, which included sales of hit games Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7.”

You can find Nintendo’s full NPD response below.

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NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of October. The results can be found below.

1. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)
2. Pokémon X (3DS)
3. Pokémon Y (3DS)
4. Battlefield 4 (360, PS3, PC)
5. Batman: Arkham Origins (360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
6. Assassin’s Creed IV, Black Flag (360, PS3, Wii U)
7. NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PC)
8. Skylanders: Swap Force (Wii, 360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS)
9. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, PC)
10. WWE 2K14 (360, PS3)

Worth noting, the 3DS came out on top as the best-selling system in the US last month.


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