NPD: Titanfall tops US retail sales again in April

Software sales down 10 percent compared to 2013

Titanfall took the top slot in US retail sales for the second month in a row in April according to NPD figures.

The online shooter from Respawn and Electronic Arts claimed the number one spot thanks in part to its delayed release on Xbox 360. It first released on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in March.


Physical software sales overall declined 10 percent to $227.9 million compared to $254.3 million in April 2013, with software sold for new systems not quite offsetting declines for old hardware. NPD analyst Liam Callahan said the recently launched consoles have enjoyed substantial software sales, though Wii U has improved over its position last year.

"PS4 software combined with Xbox One software sales are up over 40 percent compared to sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360 through their first six months," Callahan said. "Wii U software sales were up over last year by over 80 percent."

Microsoft reports that an average of three games have been sold per Xbox One so far.

Overall hardware sales jumped by 76 percent thanks to the new systems, with PS4 beating out Xbox One for the fourth month in a row.

Overall spending across hardware, new physical software, and accessories increased by 17 percent to $580.3 million in April 2014 compared to $495.3 million last year.

April 2014 Top-10 (New Physical Retail only; all platforms incl. PC)

  1. Titanfall (360, XBO, PC)
  2. Call Of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS4, PS3, XBO, NWU, PC)
  3. NBA 2K14 (360, PS4, PS3, XBO, PC)
  4. Minecraft (360)
  5. LEGO The Hobbit (360, PS3, One, PS4, 3DS, NWU, PSV)
  6. The LEGO Movie Videogame (360, 3DS, PS3, NWU, XBO, PS4, PSV)
  7. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, NDS, 3DS, PS4, NWU, XBO, PSV, PC)
  8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PS4, 360, PS3, NWU, 3DS)
  9. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)
  10. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (360, PS3, PS4, XBO, NWU, PC)