NPD December 2017: Call of Duty WW2 #1 SW, Nintendo Switch #1 HW

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Oct 25, 2017
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Thanks to the NPD Group and VentureBeat for the breakdown.

https://venturebeat.com/2018/01/18/...ds-the-hardware-pack-in-a-3-29-billion-month/

General stats from the NPD report for December 2017
  • Total: $3.29 billion (up 10 percent from $3 billion in December 2016)
  • Hardware: $1.27 billion (up 27 percent from $997 million)
  • Console software: $1.24 billion (up 2 percent from $1.22 billion)
  • PC software: $40 million (down 17 percent from $48 million)
  • Accessories: $735 million (flat from $734 million)
Video from Mat Piscatella, NPD Analyst - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbkjeOT-gdg&feature=youtu.be

Overall

It looks like a lot of folks treated themselves to a Nintendo Switch for the holidays last month. The video game industry in December was up 10 percent year-over-year, generating $3.29 billion thanks mainly due to hardware sales, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group.
Software

Software spending was up 1 percent from December 2016, reaching $1.3 billion. After Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII’s immense month in November, it’s unsurprisingly still at the No. 1 spot on the charts.

“Call of Duty: WWII was the best-selling game in December, as well as for the year,” said Piscatella. “December 2017 is the eighth consecutive December that a Call of Duty franchise release has topped the sales chart.”

Activision Blizzard was the highest earning publisher in 2017, though more folks spent their dollars on Nintendo games in December.
Hardware & Accessories

Hardware generated $1.3 billion in December, up 27 percent year-over-year and driven mainly by the Switch. As previously mentioned, it became the best-selling console in its first 10 months.

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“Over the first 50 months in market for each console, the combined hardware installed base of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One now exceeds that of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by 18 percent, and that of the PlayStation 2 and Xbox by 4 percent,” said Piscatella.

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Despite the growth in software and hardware, the accessories category remained largely unchanged year-over-year. It earned $735 million in December, with consumers shifting their focus from “toys-to-life” (such as Nintendo Amiibo) to cases and organizers.
Software Rankings

Overall

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017*
  3. Super Mario Odyssey**
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. Mario Kart 8**
  6. Madden NFL 18
  7. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds*
  8. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
  10. Grand Theft Auto V
  11. FIFA 18*
  12. Destiny 2*
  13. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
  14. Splatoon 2**
  15. Need for Speed: Payback*
  16. Xenoblade Chronicles 2**
  17. Just Dance 2018
  18. The Sims 4*
  19. Pokemon: Ultra Sun**
  20. Pokemon: Ultra Moon**
* No PC Digital sales
** No Digital sales

Xbox One
  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  3. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. Madden NFL 18
  6. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. FIFA 18
  9. Destiny 2
  10. Forza Motorsport 7
PlayStation 4
  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. FIFA 18
  8. Need for Speed: Payback
  9. Destiny 2
  10. Horizon Zero Dawn
Nintendo Switch**
  1. Super Mario Odyssey
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  6. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  7. Pokken Tournament DX
  8. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  9. ARMS
  10. Just Dance 2018
Nintendo 3DS**
  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  3. Minecraft
  4. Mario Kart 7
  5. Mario Party: The Top 100
  6. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
  7. Super Smash Bros.
  8. Super Mario Maker
  9. Miitopia
  10. New Super Mario Bros. 2
Bonus stage: The best selling games of 2017

Overall

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. NBA 2K18
  3. Destiny 2*
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  8. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017*
  9. Super Mario Odyssey**
  10. Mario Kart 8**
Xbox One
  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Destiny 2*
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  6. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017*
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Assassin's Creed: Origins
  9. For Honor
  10. Injustice 2
PlayStation 4
  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. NBA 2K18
  3. Destiny 2*
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. Horizon Zero Dawn
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017*
  8. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  9. FIFA 18*
  10. MLB 17: The Show
Nintendo Switch**
  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  2. Super Mario Odyssey
  3. Mario Kart 8
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  6. ARMS
  7. Pokken Tournament DX
  8. 1-2 Switch
  9. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  10. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Nintendo 3DS**
  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  3. Pokemon: Sun
  4. Pokemon: Moon
  5. Super Mario Maker
  6. Metroid: Samus Returns
  7. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia
  8. Super Smash Bros.
  9. Mario Kart 7
  10. Poochy and Yoshi's Wolly World
 
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Oct 25, 2017
5,660
#3
There are lists of best selling games of 2017 for all four platforms too.

Battlefront 2 looks to have had a strong performance overall.

Of the top 10, seven are service games, and the other three are from Nintendo.
 
Oct 27, 2017
8,466
Netherlands
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Quite insane to think really what a turn around Nintendo did in 2017 really.

Also glad to see all those Nintendo games do well too and get quite high on the list.

Also GTA V still chartin high insane :P
 
Nov 11, 2017
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#10
Whoa Xenoblade is in top 20. And freaking GTA V. Odyssey and Zelda at top 10 is great too.

Oh wow Mario Kart 8 is in the top 10 best selling games of 2017? Nintendo has to be making the next Mario Kart for Switch.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
837
#18
There are lists of best selling games of 2017 for all four platforms too.

Battlefront 2 looks to have had a strong performance overall.
It's at the end of Mat Piscatella's video, just saw it.

I'll write them down as soon as possible.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
417
Finland
#27
Surprised by Xenoblade 2 at 16. Skyrim seems to have done well on Switch, despite the high asking price. Hopefully Dark Souls will perform even better on Switch!
 
Oct 28, 2017
3,076
#28
Whoa Xenoblade is in top 20. And freaking GTA V. Odyssey and Zelda at top 10 is great too.

Oh wow Mario Kart 8 is in the top 10 best selling games of 2017? Nintendo has to be making the next Mario Kart for Switch.
An absolute beast of a franchise. To think some doubted a switch port would sell. Everyone loves Mario Kart!!!
 
Oct 28, 2017
333
Scotland
#36
Well done Need For Speed Payback, best performing racing game of the month (outside of the beastly MK, of course).

Surprised GT Sport didn't even place in PlayStation's own top 10...
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,704
#38
Top 10 Nintendo 3DS** 2017 :

  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  3. Pokemon: Sun
  4. Pokemon: Moon
  5. Super Mario Maker
  6. Metroid: Samus Returns
  7. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  8. Super Smash Bros.
  9. Mario Kart 7
  10. Poochy and Yoshi's Wooly World


    Lol. Pokemon Switch is going to be insane isn't it ?
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,027
#39
if Pokemon was combined, where would it chart? given how low both versions are, I guess the sales were really frontloaded
Pokemon is cheaper, they are 13/14th if the ranking was based on units. I'm guessing combined they'd be over >750K

From the prediction thread, at minimum 3DS sold 1.25M units of software Pokemon US/UM likely makes more than 50% of those software sales, hence the question I asked Mat, he could probably confirm that it's over 50%:

3DS is 41% of Switch's total software so it's possible it sold >1.25M. Granted it's possible that software figures might be smaller than what I envision but there are other games on the Switch that would probably allow it to hit 2.9M units of software for December.
If 3DS software sold >1.25M during December its possible that >50% of those sales are Pokemon US/UM since there weren't any notable games releasing on the system in the past months. Last month Pokemon US/UM were positioned 10th and 11th.

In terms of hardware sales 3DS managed to sell over >700K in December. Compared to Japan where during December 3DS only managed 254K sales. I guess MatPiscatella was right that currently in the US Switch isn't having an adverse effect on any device currently. In Japan 3DS is already being replaced in the eyes of consumers, but we gotta keep in mind that there 3DS has reached saturation point. This year 3DS only sold 1.6M in Japan, in the US it seems that 3DS might have passed that number since only in December they sold >700K.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,467
#40
Go go Xenoblade. Took awhile, but it finally managed to chart on NPD. Switch doing great, and the industry as a whole looks very healthy.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,313
#41
Full Year 2017

Xbox One
  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Destiny 2
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  6. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  9. For Honor
  10. Injustice 2
PlayStation 4
  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. NBA 2K18
  3. Destiny 2
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. Horizon Zero Dawn
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017
  8. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  9. FIFA 18
  10. MLB 17: The Show
Nintendo Switch**
  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  2. Super Mario Odyssey
  3. Mario Kart 8
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  6. ARMS
  7. Pokken Tournament DX
  8. 1-2 Switch
  9. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  10. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Nintendo 3DS**
  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  3. Pokemon: Sun
  4. Pokemon: Moon
  5. Super Mario Maker
  6. Metroid: Samus Returns
  7. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  8. Super Smash Bros.
  9. Mario Kart 7
  10. Poochy and Yoshi's Wooly World
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,389
Tampa
#42
The DS4 keeps leading accessory sales. I would think the XB1 controller is the most preferred.
I think Steam's native DS4 support has now made it the choice for PC gamers. Considering the gyro function and being able to map things to different parts of the touchpad, it makes sense.
 
Oct 28, 2017
3,076
#46
Top 10 Nintendo 3DS** 2017 :

  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  3. Pokemon: Sun
  4. Pokemon: Moon
  5. Super Mario Maker
  6. Metroid: Samus Returns
  7. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  8. Super Smash Bros.
  9. Mario Kart 7
  10. Poochy and Yoshi's Wooly World


    Lol. Pokemon Switch is going to be insane isn't it ?
Yep and switch Mario maker would do crazy numbers as well.
 
Oct 25, 2017
15,433
#47
Pokemon is cheaper, they are 13/14th if the ranking was based on units. I'm guessing combined they'd be over >750K
shit, yea, I forgot. damn, I miss unit rankings. wish we got both, but I guess we only get one for narrative control (not that I blame them, they have good reason for shifting to revenue rankings)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#50
“Over the first 50 months in market for each console, the combined hardware installed base of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One now exceeds that of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by 18 percent, and that of the PlayStation 2 and Xbox by 4 percent,”
Wow, PS4/X1 are doing very very well for themselves in keeping up and exceeding with previous generations.
 
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