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The NPD figures for February 2016 are now live for public consumption and debate. Once again, the PlayStation 4 was the top selling hardware in North America. Shockingly, Far Cry Primal was the best selling software for February in the region.
Software Sales for February 2016
  1. Far Cry: Primal (PS4, Xbox One)
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  3. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  4. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm (PS4, Xbox One)
  5. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  6. Lego Marvel Avengers (PS4, 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PS3, 3DS, Vita)
  7. Street Fighter V (PS4)
  8. Minecraft (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
  9. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (3DS)
  10. Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)


There are some interesting things to note about the above software sales. First up, sales of Far Cry Primal were better than sales of Far Cry 4 during the same launch window. Combined sales of Fire Emblem Fates' games would place it at number 3 on the above list. It's also reported that the sales of just the PlayStation 4 version of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm outsold all of Street Fighter V. Speaking of Street Fighter, Street Fighter IV launched with 849,000 units sold and sales of Street Fighter V are nowhere near that figure.

On the hardware side of things, Sony is still pleased with their unstoppable force.

Nintendo is also pretty thrilled with how Fire Emblem Fates is performing.

Microsoft is quite jazzed about their software lineup.

Overall, retails sales are down 12% compared to February 2015, hardware sales are down 23%, and retail game sales are down 10% overall compared to 2015. Keep in mind that the NPD only tracks physical copies sold for software and only for the North American region.

(Fire Emblem Fates screen via Nintendo Life, Some NPD info via VentureBeat)