April 2017's NPD full software sales break down
April's Top 20 software overall
April's Top 10 for each console (XB1, PS4 & Switch)
April's Top 10 for handhelds (3DS & Vita)
Top 10 Best selling games of 2017 through April
Kingdom Hearts,Persona,Nier,Mario Kart,Zelda at the top. This year has been good to Japanese development.
Japanese developers have been good to gamers (well....most of us). Works both ways.
Dang 5 of those games on the NPD list are PlayStation console exclusive!
Good to see Horizon zero dawn still charting despite coming out in February.
Congrats Sony and Nintendo!
This has to be a tough pill for Microsoft to swallow when they realize the top three performing games were basically a PS3 game and two Nintendo games that basically run at sub 1080p.
As has been said many times it's games not graphics that matter. Graphics are nice but with out the games to begin with there is nothing.
when does MK8 run at sub 1080p out of curiosity? And what does resolution have anything to do with a game being good or sales? Such a strange comment. Like it can't just be 2 Nintendo games, it always has to be something more.
The point is Microsoft is pushing 4k not the games. And this shows that it's not graphics that sell it's games.
As for the 1080p thing resolutions can be different when the unit it not docked and I am not sure what it runs at on portable mode so I said "basically". And we know Zelda is sub 1080p.
But again the point was it's about games first.
@tyasia0 - well anything in handheld mode is obviously only going to be 720p because that's all the screen can display. But MK8 game still runs at native 1080p and outputs that when it is connected to the dock. Yes Zelda is only 900p though.
Fair enough about the 4K stuff, but obviously MS needs to show off the power of their machine. I mean 3rd party titles are going to look and play the best on Scorpio, so you can be damned sure MS will showcase that fact.
@Neo- " But MK8 game still runs at native 1080p and outputs that when it is connected to the dock."
Ok.....MK8 is still a Wii U game.
That would be like us marveling at PS3 game running 1080p on PS4.....
Ummmmm ok. That isn't as big of a deal as you might think, the game you are talking about is basically a last gen game. That would be no different the going nuts about Wipeout HD on PS3 last gen.
Sure...is running 1080p 60fps.....its also not really the most demanding game on earth either.
We are talking about a last gen game unable to hit those numbers portable, sorta means its not even getting that as a portable on something from last gen.....
Mind you, Tyasia's point is that it doesn't matter.
Mario Kart 8 is native 1080p
all Microsoft has been doing is paying media to hype their stuff and belittle everything else, they should be spending money on making better stuff.
When will Microsoft ever learn...?
I agree. At the end of the day 4k is nothing but a resolution that is not yet popular with consumers. The Scorpio shares the same library as every other version of the x1 and is going to do nothing for the xbox brand. What they need is games and without games that get people interested in that console. 3rd party titles aren't going to help the xbox when there is another console that gets those games and they also get interesting exclusive ip's.
MS has been out of this generation for years. smh
Persona 5 serving crow
Pfffft. Niche game. 😃
That's typically the argument when something is not selling. Not sure your point here. Never mind, just realized my mistake and came back and saw your comment.
Sarcasm. Thus the smiley. Should have used /s.
Serving it like it is, especially to this group of no life PS haters
funny thing is how the last guardian already past million, and that game supposed to be more Niche than jrpg xD.
Lol, surprised CrapGamer hasn't popped a few veins over his failures.
Where's a official link from Sony about the last guardian passing 1 million? Oh wait, PS4 fans just making crap up again. Sony has instantly released press releases when their exclusives have hit 1 million (persona, nier, Nioh) so why not TLG?
Oh look the clueless moron @krib once again coming out of nowhere
TLG did pass a milllion sales. http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...
Not sure if it was Sony who officially announce ir, but so what? Where are the official xbox sales then?
Oh yeah, you are clueless as usual
I will admit I'm shocked at how well it is selling outside of japan. it's not my cup of tea but fair play it's obviously a great game that a lot of people are enjoyng
Persona has always been a great series and finally has the sales it deserved. I have 1, 2 & 3 on my PSP, 4 on PS2 and now 5 on my PS4. I didnt really get into it until Persona 3 which took me over 120 hours to beat but it was one of the greatest RPG's I have ever played.
Some hot exclusives topping that list. 😁
Persona 5 serving Itachi crows since April;)
Horizon still kicking😁
Top 10 sales along with MLB and yet here according to Xbox owners exclusives don't really sell systems, 3rd party games are the real reason to buy systems. Its not like you could I don't know have BOTH. More options is bad. Lol.
Glad Persona 5 is doing so well. It deserves all the praise and sales
So... Single player games do turn a profit huh?
All single player games topping the charts.
Phil Spencer : "single-player games like Horizon Zero Dawn don’t have the same impact as before"
Horizon, Nier Automata, MLB, Persona all top selling games too. Will outsell pretty much all Xbox exclusives, but, don't have the same impact as before. Then why the big sales then? Seems that is contradictory.
Congrats to Nintendo and Atlus. Zelda and Persona are my favorite games of the current gen.
So glad P5 is doing well. Deserves every sale and more!
Awesome I love Persona! The devs deserve to reap the rewards for their good work
I find ndp to be a good indicator for hardware sales, but for software you really only get a rough idea in the age of ever increasing digital purchases. For example, Im sure world of warcraft alone made more than 11 million last month.
Also, is black ops 2 really number 10?
Believe it or not, as of right now Black Ops 2 is top 5 most played game on Xbox Live:
No games to pay make people on Xbox desperate to play.
And some poor saps even have to resort to emulators. Zing!
Isn't there a backwards compatibility sale on too. It's so lol for Xbox right now, even Dreamcast in its dying days had more exclusives pouring out.
I'm happy about Persona, that franchise deserves all its accolades.
Gratz to Persona 5, I'll def be buying my copy to support the devs and play it on PS3 emulator.
Atlus deserves it. Im 130+ hours in and still not done yet on my first play through!
Nice! What level are you?
74. I just beat the game.
Nintendo back to killing the competition. Switch it up. I just wish they would make a powerful graphics system oh well hopefully we get some great games for that system
Get used to it Pony's, Nintendo is going to kick Playstations butt all year long.
Damn GTA has some long ass legs.
Top 4 games are exclusives!
Remember all the articles here and some green entuthiasts saying "exclusives doesn't matter anymore"?
Did it before and I'll do it again.
Bu-but no one cares about japanese games! AAA western games getting stomped by the ultimate waifu simulator.
Nintendo has 4 exclusives in their top 10 software sales (1, 2, 4, and 6)
Sony has 4 exclusives in their top 10 software sales (1, 2, 4, and 6)
MS has 1 exclusive (sort of since PC too) in their top 10 software sales (5)
I understand that MS is coming out with a new console soon but they desperately need more exclusives. You cannot run on multiplats, bc, and old IPs forever.
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