1. ZhugeEX

    ZhugeEX
    诸葛亮 - 卧龙 Administrator OP

    Thanks to the NPD Group for the breakdown-

    Here are the numbers for April 2018:
    • Total: $823 million (up 18% from $699 million in April 2017)
    • Hardware: $225 million (up 15% from $195 million)
    • PC and console software: $359 million (up 13% from $317 million)
    • Accessories: $241 million (up 28% from $187 million)
    Year-to-date spending across video game Hardware, Software, Accessories and Game Cards is up 15% when compared to the same period a year ago, to $4.2 billion. Growth has occurred across all categories of spending.


    SOFTWARE

    God of War was April's best-selling game: The PS4 exclusive from Santa Monica Studios achieved the highest ever launch month dollar sales for a title launched exclusively on a PlayStation platform. Sony was April's top-selling publisher, driven by the success of God of War.

    PlayStation 4 software breaks a record: PlayStation 4 software dollar sales in April 2018 set an all-time April high for any platform since tracking began in 1995. The record had previously been held by Xbox 360 and was set in April 2008.

    MLB 18 continues its strong performance: MLB 18: The Show repeated its launch month ranking from March, once again placing at number three on the April revenues chart. MLB 18: The Show is the year's second best-selling exclusive to date, trailing only God of War.

    Ubisoft is this years top publisher: Far Cry 5 was April's second best-selling game in dollar sales, and remains the years' top seller. Ubisoft remains the top revenue generating publisher year to date.

    Nintendo Labo debuts on the charts: Nintendo Labo Variety Kit debuts as the fourth best-selling game of April in dollar sales, while the Robot Kit came in at number 21 on the charts.


    HARDWARE & ACCESSORIES

    PlayStation 4 hardware breaks a record: Sony's PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console hardware platform in April, and remains the best-selling console hardware platform year to date. PlayStation 4 generated the highest April unit sales for a Console since Nintendo Wii in April 2009, and the highest April dollar sales for a Console since Nintendo Wii in April 2008.

    Year to date spending grows: For the 2018 year to date period, hardware spending has increased 14% to $1.2 billion. Spending gains for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Plug N Play devices such as the SNES Classic have driven growth.

    PS4 Pro sales get a boost: The PS4 Pro 1TB Limited Edition God of War bundle was the month's best-selling hardware item in dollar sales, while the Switch 32GB with Neon Red/Blue Joy Con was the leading hardware item in unit sales.

    Gamepad Sales are up: Gamepad spending increased 7% in April 2018 compared to a year ago and is up 23% year to date. The PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller Black was April's top-selling Accessory and remains the best-selling Accessory year to date. The PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller Black is now the all-time best-selling Gamepad in dollar sales.

    Headset sales increase: Sales of Headsets/Headphones grew 89% in April 2018 when compared to a year ago. Year to date, Headsets/Headphones spending has increased 80%. The Xbox One Ear Force Stealth 600 Wireless Headset from Turtle Beach is the best-selling Headset/Headphone for both April 2018 as well as 2018 year to date.


    RANKINGS
    1. God of War 2018
    2. Far Cry 5
    3. MLB 18: The Show
    4. Labo Variety Kit
    5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze*
    6. Mario Kart 8*
    7. Grand Theft Auto V
    8. Call of Duty: WWII
    9. Super Mario Odyssey*
    10. NBA 2K18
    11. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds^
    12. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
    13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
    14. Monster Hunter: World
    15. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
    16. A Way Out^
    17. Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life*
    18. Sea Of Thieves
    19. Kirby Star Allies*
    20. FIFA 18^
    * Digital sales not included
    ^ PC digital sales not included


    Xbox One
    1. Far Cry 5
    2. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds
    3. Sea Of Thieves
    4. Call of Duty: WWII
    5. Grand Theft Auto V
    6. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
    7. NBA 2K18
    8. A Way Out
    9. Monster Hunter: World
    10. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
    PS4
    1. God of War 2018
    2. Far Cry 5
    3. MLB 18: The Show
    4. Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life*
    5. Grand Theft Auto V
    6. Call of Duty: WWII
    7. Monster Hunter: World
    8. NBA 2K18
    9. A Way Out
    10. FIFA 18
    Nintendo Switch*
    1. Labo Toy-Con 01 Variety Kit
    2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    3. Mario Kart 8
    4. Super Mario Odyssey
    5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    6. Kirby Star Allies
    7. Labo Toy-Con 02 Robot Kit
    8. Splatoon 2
    9. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
    10. Pokken Tournament DX
    Year to Date
    1. Far Cry 5
    2. Monster Hunter: World
    3. God of War 2018
    4. Call of Duty: WWII
    5. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
    6. Grand Theft Auto V
    7. NBA 2K18
    8. MLB 18: The Show
    9. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds^
    10. Mario Kart 8*

     
  2. Metalingus

    Metalingus
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    PS4 is a beast
     
  3. Nirolak

    Nirolak
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    I see that Far Cry 5 doesn’t have a ^ symbol.

    Does NPD have uPlay data now?
     
  4. Memento

    Memento
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    HOLY SHIT BEST DEBUT EVER FOR A PLAYSTATION EXCLUSIVE

    GOD OF DAMN

    Edit: also holy shit MLB stay winning
     
  5. Laconik

    Laconik
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    Thanks for the hard work on the post. Sony bathing in cash.
     
  6. chadskin

    chadskin
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    [​IMG]
     
  7. ZhugeEX

    ZhugeEX
    诸葛亮 - 卧龙 Administrator OP

    Steam only according to the release.
     
  8. Sir Guts

    Sir Guts
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    God of War killing it. Happy to see Yakuza 6 up there and that’s without the digital sales. Also Siege being recognized recently by many which also makes me happy.
     
  9. Rowsdower

    Rowsdower
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    MLB putting in work.

    Also Yakuza at 17. I don't know if that's good or bad for the series.
     
  10. Boke18

    Boke18
    Member

    Wow
     
  11. Aters

    Aters
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    Not bad at all for Labo
     
  12. EssCee

    EssCee
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    So God of War is a beast
     
  13. Trago

    Trago
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  14. Nibel

    Nibel
    Enfant terrible Administrator

    Jesus Christ, God Of War
     
  15. Stoopkid

    Stoopkid
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    Ps4 still putting in work I see.
     
  16. That all-time April software sales high... Holy shit.

    And hell yeah, MLB. Glad that series is getting the sales it deserves.
     
  17. Mubrik_

    Mubrik_
    Member

    God of war to records:
    Boy!!!!!
     
  18. Fat4all

    Fat4all
    Community Resettler Member

    hello again gtav, staying for tea?
     
  19. Loudninja

    Loudninja
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    Wow
     
  20. Luckydog

    Luckydog
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    Only 4 of the top 10 games are available on Xbox....
     
  21. kadotsu

    kadotsu
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    6 First party titles in the top 10. That's quite something.
     
  22. TheRulingRing

    TheRulingRing
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    Shows the importance of good review scores too imo.
     
  23. DMVfan123

    DMVfan123
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    Exclusives don't sell console doe
    Congrats to SSM and Playstation!
     
  24. Mlb is the silent hero of Sony first party sales comes out every year and consistently does extremely well
     
  25. Much118

    Much118
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    God of War deserves that record, holy hell.
     
  26. BlackJace

    BlackJace
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    Damn nice show Sony. Honestly didn't think GOW was that relevant nowadays.
     
  27. WrenchNinja

    WrenchNinja
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    Actually surprised it managed to pull it off. Well it's well deserved anyway.
     
  28. Zukkoyaki

    Zukkoyaki
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    God of War is a fucking behemoth

    MLB steady as always

    Sea of Thieves at #3 is very nice to see. I'm glad it seems to have done well
     
  29. jroc74

    jroc74
    Member

    Oh, now I think I know what Mat way talking about.


    ..Labo..
     
  30. Loudninja

    Loudninja
    Member

    Yakuza 6 did well digital sales not included.
     
  31. Sagadego17

    Sagadego17
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    and they'd be nuts to launch a ps5 soon.
     
  32. N.Domixis

    N.Domixis
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    Launch dollar sales? What the heck does that mean?
     
  33. Dougieflesh

    Dougieflesh
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    MLB the silent god. Congrats to SSM for the success.
     
  34. Sargerus

    Sargerus
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    Woah Yakuza 6 at #4 for PS4. Wonderful.
     
  35. Slicer Dyster

    Slicer Dyster
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    nvm
     
  36. Sir Guts

    Sir Guts
    Member

    Nope, I’m kicking you out of your house. I’ll be staying here from now on
     
  37. Astrogamer

    Astrogamer
    Member

    Damn, it beat GTA IV. That's pretty impressive
     
  38. Mory Dunz

    Mory Dunz
    Member

    MHWorld doing well. What was it last month.


    Robot Kit did reallly bad.

    Pokken doing well.I wonder what the future is for that game. DLC or Pokken 2 in a couple of years. Hopefully it won't stink...
     
  39. Of course it’s the highest total dollar amount for a PlayStation exclusive, it’s 2018 and inflation is a factor. It’d be more concerning if it wasn’t!
     
  40. Toolifercle

    Toolifercle
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    [​IMG]
     
  41. patapon

    patapon
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    My goodness, GOW is a monster, so happy for Sony and SSM. And SOT had a huge fall from no.2 to no.18.
     
  42. Ricelord

    Ricelord
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    I said god damn,gow put in the work.
     
  43. Cess007

    Cess007
    Member

    Jesus, 5 years in and the PS4 keeps breaking records. Damn

    Edit. Yakuza 6 at #17. It should be higher, but at least I'm happy in ranked D:
     
  44. ZhugeEX

    ZhugeEX
    诸葛亮 - 卧龙 Administrator OP

    This seems to refer to both first party and third party exclusives. So a huge opening in the US.
     
  45. Ridley327

    Ridley327
    Member

    Jeez, DKC:TF had all of two days and it charted at 5 for the whole month. If that isn't the fiercest indictment of the Wii U being the problem with Wii U games, I don't know what is.
     
  46. SgtCobra

    SgtCobra
    Member

    Sheeesh
     
  47. grosbard

    grosbard
    Member

    No surprises here.

    Very well deserved congrats to Sony!
     
  48. Trago

    Trago
    Member

    Goes to show that quality games will do numbers. Congrats to SSM!
     
  49. UmbriaPauly

    UmbriaPauly
    Member

    What a time to be a gamer!! Amazing
     
  50. AniHawk

    AniHawk
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    they'd be smart to have two healthy platforms on the market at the same time instead of waiting for one to start waning in sales before launching the new one.