Consumer research firm – NPD – has released their listing for the top 10 best selling in the United States during March 2015.
1. Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, 360, PS3, PC)
2. Bloodborne (PS4)
3. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
4. Mario Party 10 (Wii U) (sold 290,000 copies physical and digital, according to Nintendo)
5. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
6. MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
7. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
8. NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
9. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
10. Final Fantasy: Type 0 HD (PS4, Xbox One)
Unfortunately, Nintendo had a poor showing this time around as only one game managed to make the top 10. Mario Party 10 had a respectable sales opening in the us, grabbing the number 4 spot.
According to Nintendo, Mario Party 10 sold around 290, 000 units during the firs two weeks. The Wii U hardware sales in 2015 has increased 2o percent over the same period in 2015.
As for the 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask added an additional 184, ooo units, putting its lifetime-to-date sales to 730, 000 units. Super smash Bros. For 3DS continues its impressive form, selling another 110, ooo units with lifetime sales already at 2.1 million.
Nintendo has seen impressive growth so far in 2015, with hardware sales 6o percent above 2014. Nintendo is optimistic that momentum can be sustained in the next months.
“The momentum for Nintendo software and systems should continue over the next few months thanks to a strong lineup of software that includes the just-released Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo 3DS XL, April 10) and Splatoon (Wii U, May 29) games,” Nintendo wrote in a press release.
It appears that Nintendo is gathering much needed momentum for both software and hardware sales. Only time will tell whether, the Big N can sustain this growth.