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September 2014 NPD Figures - Sony Continues to Expand its Hardware Lead as Destiny Tops Software

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  • September 2014 NPD Figures - Sony Continues to Expand its Hardware Lead as Destiny Tops Software

    Despite industry analyst Michael Pachter saying that the Xbox One probably sold more than the PlayStation 4 for September, the reality tells a much different picture. Sony once again dominated the hardware sales with the PlayStation 4 again outselling the competition.

    In fact, it was revealed that the PlayStation 4 sold three times as many consoles in September than they did for August, a month where they were also the hardware sales leader. Overall retail sales are up 2% compared to 2013 despite software sales being down 35%. Compared to 2013, hardware sales are up 136%.

    In addition to the PS4 sales, Nintendo reveals that the Nintendo 3DS sold 140,000 units, which is a decrease of about 40% for the handheld. The Wii U sales are up about 50% when compared to August. Software sales are about as you would expect for September.
    1. Destiny (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3)
    2. Madden NFL 15 (360, PS4, PS3, XBO)
    3. FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, PS3, XBO, Wii, PSV, 3DS)
    4. Super Smash Bros. (3DS)
    5. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4, XBO, PC)
    6. NHL 15 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
    7. Minecraft (360, PS3)
    8. The Sims 4 (PC)
    9. Disney Infinity 2.0 (360, PS3, NWU, PS4, XBO)
    10. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (PS4, 360, PS3, XBO, PC)

    Smash reportedly sold 705,000 units. Hyrule Warriors sold 190,000 units and Mario Kart sold 60,000 copies. In addition to these software sales, PlayStation+ subscriptions have reportedly doubled since Destiny's launch.

    Sony notes that September was a record breaking month for their digital business.

    Microsoft offers a more "looking towards the future" approach to the news.
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