Fun With Numbers (May 13, 2014)

Hey everyone. Let’s talk numbers!

If you remember my last post dealing with the sales of the XBox One and PS4, you’ll remember I talked a little about trends based on what was selling early on in the lives on each console. Well, I would like to see if much has changed. It’s been exactly 4 months since the first post, and roughly 6 months since launch. So let’s see what’s up. Here is the original post. I’ll pretty much use the same format, and I’ll speak a little on how things have changed since then. Again, I’m using the VGchartz estimates. If you have an a issue with that, you shouldn’t. Why? Cause I said so.

Worldwide Sales as of May 3, 2014

PS4 – 7.5 Million

Wii U – 6.1 Million

XBox One – 4.5 Million

So…..Nintendo has sold roughly 800K in the last 4 months. Meanwhile, the XBox One pushed 1.4 million units, and the PS4 moved 3.1 million units. That 1.3 million unit lead Sony had on MS? They’ve doubled up since then, and some. Part of that can be attributed to the PS4’s Japan launch, but that doesn’t explain it all. That lead has grown to 3 million, despite the launch of Titanfall a couple of months ago. Sony has all the momentum in the world right now, but E3 could change all that. Stay tuned. Let’s check on America.

USA Sales as of May 3, 2014

PS4 – 3.19 million

XB1 – 2.87 million

Last time we checked, the PS4 was about 170,000 units ahead in our country. The gap is now 320,000. America is still anyone’s guess. The PS4 is barely outpacing the XBox One here. As I said last time, all Sony has to do is earn a virtual draw in America. They are pretty much spanking Microsoft everywhere else. Again, E3 is right around the corner. So the only thing I’m sure of is that I’m not sure of anything.

Let’s get into the charts. I’ll do it the same as last time, and discuss the changes since then.

Top 10 Software as of April 27, 2014 (Combined PS4/XB1)

Call of Duty Ghosts (PS4) – 2.16 million

FIFA Soccer 14 (PS4) – 1.90 million

Battlefield 4 (PS4) – 1.77 million

Call of Duty Ghosts (XB1) – 1.72 million

Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4) – 1.65 million

Titanfall (XB1) – 1.63 million

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag (PS4) – 1.58 million

Battlefield 4 (XB1) – 1.30 million

Forza Motorsport 5 (XB1) – 1.25 million

Infamous: Second Son (PS4) – 1.19 million

First of all, let’s welcome Infamous and Titanfall into the top 10. With that said, the list looks closer to what was popular last generation. We have 6 first person shooters in the Top 10 now, thanks to Titanfall joining the previous 5. Speaking of Titanfall, it’s about to overthrow COD on the XB1. Should Activision be worried? I doubt it, unless EA is going to start making Titanfall games every year. I hope not. There are still only 4 exclusives on the list, although the 2 new ones booted 2 older ones off. Shared games still rule the charts for now. Let’s break things up.

XB1 Global Top Ten Software as of April 27, 2014

Call of Duty: Ghosts – 1.72 million

Titanfall – 1.63 million

Battlefield 4 – 1.30 million

Forza Motorsport 5 – 1.25 million

Dead Rising 3 – 1.01 million

Ryse – 0.89 million

FIFA Soccer 14 – 0.87 million

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag – 0.76 million

NBA 2K14 – 0.56 million

Madden NFL 25 – 0.54 million

Welp. Titanfall will probably be the top seller next time we look at these charts. That didn’t take long. There are 5 million sellers now, as opposed to 1 last time. That’s awesome news. 2K jumped Madden (yes!) while DR3 and Ryse both jumped FIFA. The next game with a shot to bump Madden off is probably Watch Dogs, and it will. Who knows, it might top the list next time around. No major surprises on the list, sales are pretty much in line with what I hear from owners of the system. With Ryse 2 rumored to pop up at E3, Ryse will probably get to a million soon. Same with Assassins Creed on the heels of the AC Unity footage. Finally, there are 4 exclusives in the top 10. Let’s go check out the competition.

PS4 Global Top Ten Software as of April 27th, 2014 

Call of Duty Ghosts – 2.16 million

FIFA Soccer 14 – 1.90 million

Battlefield 4 – 1.77 million

Killzone: Shadow Fall – 1.65 million

Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag – 1.58 million

Infamous: Second Son – 1.19 million

Knack – 1.04 million

Need For Speed Rivals – 0.88 million

NBA2K14 – 0.87 million

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes – 0.66 million

First of all…..FIFA has actually gained ground on COD for the top slot. That’s kind of crazy. Infamous and MGS join the list at 6 and 10 respectively. I am a little shocked MGS cracked the top 10, especially after it didn’t make the XBox list with a lower point of entry. I guess it is still viewed as a PS game. Shout out to Knack cracking a million against all odds! Well, it kinda cheated, since it was bundled in Japan. But it still counts I suppose. Sony only has 3 exclusives in the top 10. Their first party have earned a lot of goodwill in the community, but they have to get going.

Well, there you have it. I can’t say there have been many drastic changes since we last checked the sales charts. The most notable takeaway is that COD is in real danger of losing its stranglehold on the charts. Then again, the positive reception of Advanced Warfare might suggest otherwise. We’ll just have to wait and see. Until next time, happy gaming!

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