NPD Group has released a listing of the top ten best-selling games in the U.S. for the month of November.
multi plats ftw
What's very interesting is that NPD doesn't tell us which game sold more on which platform. They used to for the entire 360/PS3 generation. Gee, I wonder why...
@dedicated. Care to share your theory?
@ BX81 360 ahead of PS3: NPD reports are full of detail. PS4 ahead of Xbox One: NPD reports are vague and devoid of detail. Pretty straightforward.
"Gee, I wonder why..." My question to you is there a theory you have to share as to why it's so vague?
It has been some time since there was a breakdown of platform to platform comparison in regards to the same game. Meaning if the game is GTA5 then it is looked at as a whole in regards to its placement on the list as opposed to one version selling more than another. While it would be nice to see the platform comparisons, as to the dev/pub they want to see the overall numbers of their game. it looks better that way to the shareholders. Off topic, sony would (for years) use a combined figure to represent the playstation "brand" and how well it is doing overall. That was usually to say to the stock holders in their annual sales forecast releases. the same is done with MS in the numbers they release for the live members. We dont know 'exactly' how many are gold or silver but we know that there are millions of both. For us regular folk, we may like to see the breakdown but it isnt really needed. what matters most is if you have the platform and the games then you enjoy what those have to offer.
'PS4 ahead of Xbox One: NPD reports are vague and devoid of detail.' Nope. It's been forever and a day since we got the single SKU NPD. It's been exactly as it has been now. It's November NPD, check January through October and you will see the same thing. Evil
Actually NPD stopped disclosing detail numbers around a year ago. IT was a big deal here in the news section, but its been awhile so many may have forgotten. Thats why VGChartz is the closest thing to sales figures the gaming public has any more.
Multi plats like COD
No mario 3D world?
That is too much There's still hope for Mega Man
Neither Smash, nor Mario, nor Zelda saved the GC, but that doesn't mean they sold very well in the long run. Watch 3D World stack up over months.
Well nintendo made money on the system, i doubt they'd consider it a failure. It was last place in the console race, but the xbox sold more and was a financial disaster. i bet MS would've killed for gamecube profits back in the day.
true, noting saved the GC but the GC has one of the best games, but PS2 was wasting everything standing in its way.
...or any other exclusive games >_> why would killzone, mario or any other exclusive outsell ANY game on this list which is out on like 5 platforms (except GTA, which is still out on 2 consoles). also anyone who said pikmin 3 (a sequel to an obscure gamecube series that barely topped 1 million) or wonderful 101 (a game by a developer that has never once met sales expectations) would save the wii u are complete idiots. people act like collective fanbases are just one person that say one thing, i like wii u but i would never say those 2 games would come close to saving it.
GC didn't flop. Just because sales are lower doesn't mean it flop. A system that flop is a system that failed to mame a profit for years and discontinued without giving the company any cash back. Also Mario Kart and Smash seller power has increase because of online. Mario Kart saved 3DS.
Gamecube was a beast. Tisk tisk so much hate :(
thank god for niche gaming......top selling usually doent mean the best game, this list confirms that although im loving AC4 black flag
"thank god for niche gaming......top selling usually doent mean the best game, this list confirms that " Good point!!! WHICH is WHY I'M a PC GAMER. So many Niche games on the PC but the PC has such a large community that it has the freedom to offer so many niche games and still thrive. You think a Console Publisher is gonna take a chance on a game like TROPICO? Hell NO! but Tropico is getting ready for it's 6th release on PC so someone is buying it. Consoles have become nothing but multiplats with a handful of Exclusives. Maybe this GEN MS/SOny will have more Exclusives but OVERALL the majority of good games will be multiplats available on XB1, PS4 and PC. Nothing Personal as Multiplat earns more money so it's just good business. Nintendo will eventually become a third party Dev for PS4/XB1 and Sony should offer up some of it's OLDER Exclusives to other platforms. I'm playing BF4 PC and I will play AC4 when I get a fancy DS4 Controller. But mostly PC exclusives not on this NPD list because Digital Sales are not counted due to Publishers not having to release that info
yea that game is the best in the series.
Shooters owned, as they should.
boooo Although I am enjoying the crap out of BF4 and KZ
"As they should"?? Man screw shooters -_- thats all we had on ps3 and 360. C'mon RPG'S!!!
RPG or better yet a lot of genres would be epic, FUCK NO BRAINER SHOOTERS i had enough in the last gen i don't want the same shitty trend to be on current gen (PS4).
@Twinspectre Hell yeah man! I wanna see platformers and beat em ups to make huge comebacks as well! 4 player x-men (90's version) beat em up style games would be awesome
Just give me a RPG like Dragon's Dogma with guns. Fallout, Borderlands, Deus Ex, all wonderful RPG shooters
Unfortunately!Sequels and shooters that dont make any evolution in the gameplay departemant...its getting pretty boredom of the same crap...thank god we still have great indie developers to show the way gaming should trend!
Every year people shout exclusive games and why they are so important and every damn month the same damn shooters are at the top...
Doesn't make exclusives any less important. I'm not sure what you're implying. Ni no kuni or the first mass effect didnt need to do cod numbers to make a difference to us, the gamer. We've all played and enjoyed games that didn't hit those figures so I wouldn't worry too much about it...obviously there are cases where bad luck, sales or management forces studios to close but ultimately, thats the business world we live in. For me personally, exclusives are right up there in terms of importance regardless of their popularity/sales.
Give me a game like Shadow of the Colossus, Last of US, Mass Effect, or Ni No Kuni.....over an endless troth of high selling shooters
I only care about what I buy and my GOTY is a Sony exclusive: TloU so yes, exclusives are important to me. Its other people loss if they don't buy quality games and buy the same game over and over again.
@ kewlkat007 Very Good Point Bubbles+ well said EXCLUSIVES, exclusives, EXClusiVES, EXCLUSIVE this EXCLUSIVE that Those award winning AAA God Almighty Exclusives. yet the same OLD multiplats that are ALSO on PC are on top of this chart! So with all the BANTER over "certain" EXCLUSIVES, how come NO ONE BUYS THEM? Sorry let me correct that, How come they are not on this friggin chart?
In all fairness COD is on every platform available it should outsell most every exclusive on every console or PC. Also many many exclusives are not accessible to casual users, like the games on this list 1. Call of Duty: Ghosts 2. Battlefield 4 3. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag 4. Madden NFL 25 5. Grand Theft Auto V 6. NBA 2K14 7. Skylanders Swap Force 8. Just Dance 2014 9. Disney Infinity 10. FIFA 14 The casual gamer will pick up and play almost any of these games , and may never have heard of Ni No Kuni or Alan Wake But ill take a great exclusive like Mass effect, Starcraft or Last of us over 90% of this list....according to sales im in the minority
'NO ONE BUYS THEM' Thats a fallacy..... These games aren't all of a sudden 'off the shelfs' people can still buy them. Luckily for those that appreciate the less popular games, they're still being made on all platforms. I'm soooooo glad many of the exclusive makers DON'T share your way of thinking. Think of some of these games and compare it to the movie or music industry.... I'll use music as an example. Do your favourite genre/bands/artists/songs hit top 10 all the time....no way.......did you enjoy the said aforementioned any less?......ok..so apply your music enjoyment to how I and many others enjoy their gaming. It doesn't have to do GT/Halo/Cod numbers to be successful for the developers or enjoyable for the gamer 99% of the time.
That is really telling of where the industry is heading.Really sad...
wow, surprise that no mario or zelda is on that list
Yeah, after awhile people get tired of your B.S. milking, there have been SEVEN games featuring mario in 2013 alone and this has been going on for 30 years, Nintendo is the king, king of milking the cash cows
This type of info is a small example of why publishers would prefer their games release on as many platforms as feasible.
To be fair, SM3DW was release on Nov. 22nd and had about only a week in sales. Iit's also released on a single console that has been in the market for a year with a Much smaller installed base than both ps3/360
People say they want new IPs and whatnot, but 9 of the 10 best selling games are sequels...
What a boring and depressing list. Gaming is Hollywood, here we come. :
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