PlayStation 4 climbs back to the top of the sales charts

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Last month, Sony asserted that it had “won” the February NPD hardware sales numbers – when in fact, that honour went to Nintendo’s shinier, newer, more three-dee-er New 3DS. For March though? They’re back on top.

“We are truly honored PlayStation 4 is the top-selling console and No. 1 in software sales again according to NPD sales data for March 2015,” a spokesperson for Sony Computer Entertainment said in statement. “PS4 remains the cumulative sales leader both globally and in the United States and we want to thank gamers worldwide for their ongoing support.”

The NPD only covers physical, retail sales, making it increasingly irrelevant every month – save for the hardware sales. You can’t download consoles. Here are the software charts though, which show that in the realm of AAA games, shooters still reign supreme in sales. Battlefield Hardline is still at the top of the list.

  • Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, 360, PS3, PC)
  • Bloodborne (PS4)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
  • Mario Party 10 (Wii U) (sold 290,000 copies physical and digital, according to Nintendo)
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  • MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
  • Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
  • NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Final Fantasy: Type 0 HD (PS4, Xbox One)
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Digital sales are harder to come by, but the folks at Superdata are trying to make digital sales available. According to them, Bloodborne has sold 155 thousands digital copies, while Hardline has moved 425,000 digital units across all of the platforms it’s available on.

Last Updated: April 17, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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