Video Game Sales Results for December

The NPD Group has released its report for the month of December. While software sales were down 17% year over year for December, hardware sales were up 28% year over year. The PlayStation 4 remains the cumulative leader for next gen console sales in the U.S. since its launch, but the Xbox One was the number one selling console in the U.S., selling 908,000 units in December. Additionally, Xbox 360 sold 643,000 units in December, putting it in the number three spot overall, and lead for last generation hardware. The Nintendo 3DS was the best selling system of both December and 2013, while hardware sales of the Wii U were also positive with December 2013 marking its highest month for unit sales so far.

The top selling games of December were as follows:

1. Call of Duty: Ghosts
2. Battlefield 4
3. Just Dance 2014
4. Madden NFL 25
5. NBA 2K14
6. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
7. Grand Theft Auto V
8. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
9. FIFA 14
10. Skylanders SWAP Force

The top selling games of 2013 were as follows:

1. Grand Theft Auto V
2. Call of Duty: Ghosts
3. Madden NFL 25
4. Battlefield 4
5. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
6. NBA 2K14
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
8. Just Dance 2014
9. Minecraft
10. Disney Infinity

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