July 2015 NPD: Lack of new games doesn’t hurt industry — or PlayStation 4

Here is the full NPD report to follow up Sony's announcement that it was the top-selling console for July.

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ColManischewitz1623d ago

Fancy seeing ... Mortal Kombat on the charts?

Army_of_Darkness1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

It Looks like making mortal kombat X current gen timed exclusive and taking advantage of the extra power of the ps4 and xbone paid off :-) cause it definitely got more attention.

sactownlawyer9161623d ago

Ps4 is a juggernaut that can't be stopped. Sony did a fantastic building an amazing console.

raggy-rocket1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

Well I don't really follow PS so I don't know, but I'm fairly sure PlayStation has had a steady stream of exclusives every month, no matter how small. Xbox had some minor releases, but not many. Wouldn't it be better that we had a few small games a month than nothing at all?

I'll give it to PlayStation, the sheer number of new games coming to that console a month is impressive

gamer78041623d ago

playstation is doing really well, but not this half of 2015 in the exclusive department. Xbox wins 2015 for exclusives, but 2016 should be a great year for sony and their exclusives.

sactownlawyer9161623d ago

You should put in your opinion. Because imo PlayStation lineup all of 2015 is vastly superior. Also based on sales the majority agree with me.

Haru1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

Even Masterchief admits that PS4 has more exclusives so why can't you?

Aloy-Boyfriend1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )


Xbox may have the edge this Holiday, but the PS4 still has games this holiday. It would be worse if they didn't have anything at all. I think that and the 3rd party support will keep the PS4 strong this holiday.


Sales don't really determine PS4 is superior. It's just the hot item for now. I would say the sales prove that buyers just don't look at exclusives like the Internet heavily seems to do. It's also the domino effect, which is that if someone has a PS4, his friend will likely get another, and so on to play more mainstream games like COD.

SoapShoes1623d ago

You contradicted yourself in the same sentence. First you say not this half of the year then proceed to talk about the whole year. As for the later half of the year it's highly subjective and not everyone shares you opinion. One thing that is not subjective is that the fanboy goal posts can't even make Xbox look good for the first half of the year.

BitbyDeath1623d ago

All I see Xbox have in the second half is Halo, Forza and Tomb Raider. Standout is easily tomb raider and other two come out yearly so nothing all that special imo, especially if you put it up against 3 new ips, Bloodborne, The Order and Until Dawn.

gamer78041623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )


I was referring to number of retail exclusives this latter part of 2015, not quality of exclusives which i agree would be subjective.


I didn't contradict, i just said that xbox has more exclusives this latter half of 2015. It's to be inferred that each half combined that xbox had more retail exclusives overall in 2015. Sony has some great games coming up, just giving credit where credit is due in 2015. This has nothing to do with total sales of consoles or games in general, just retail exclusives i'm referring to.

@BitbyDeath you left out fable legends which looks really fun to me. Bloodborne and The Order have already released.

BitbyDeath1623d ago

I intentionally left out a lot of the lower budget titles otherwise the list would be too long.

Also does it matter which titles already came out this year? If we're talking a new buyer then they could look to buying them and an existing customer is likely playing them.

Jayszen1623d ago

The PS4 has many games releasing on the console each month between now and December. Whether they are indies, AAA, niche, JRPG, re-masters, exclusives or multi-plats is neither here or there - gamers want games they can enjoy and have fun with and the PS4 is giving them that. 'Tomorrow's Children', and 'Rime', two exclusive games which may well have a disc release in addition to digital are also due this year.

Xbone fan boys love trying to spread this myth about lack of games on the PS4, ironic considering that in the first 8 months of this year, the PS4 has had 4 AAA releases compared to none on the Xbox.

gamer78041623d ago


i'm just referring to the latter part of 2015 not to new buyers as i've had all the consoles since launch days.


PS4 does have a lot of indie titles coming out that is true, but i was just referring to retail box exclusives. I myself don't really care for indie titles usually outside the occasional few.

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Pogmathoin1623d ago

Kim Kardashian is probably getting worried about PS4...... She may go total naked to stay on top.... Again....

Kurisu1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

PS4 might not be cranking out the AAA right now but in the last month I've bought Q.U.B.E, Journey, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, started Gauntlet: Slayer Edition tonight and also just bought Everybody's Gone to the Rapture but haven't tried that yet. There's a lot of variety. Until Dawn is coming out in just over two weeks, that will be my first retail game since The Order. That's enough to keep me busy until the Nathan Drake Collection in October, then I'll be buying an Xbox One in November for Rise of the Tomb Raider!

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