Madden NFL 18 Was The Best Software Sale In August 2017
In August 2017, Nintendo Switch was the most sold console in the US. Despite the problematic supply situation the Nintendo system sold better than the PlayStation 4 (place 2) and the Xbox One (place 3). Since the switch release in March 2017, the Nintendo device launched the sales charts in four out of six months. In the other two months (May and June) Sony had the nose ahead. If the whole year (since January) is considered, the PlayStation 4 from Sony is the most sold console in the United States.
Despite the good sales figures for Switch and PlayStation 4, sales in hardware fell by six percent in August 2017 to $ 168 million. This decline is attributed to weaker sales figures for the Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360. Also, some interested Xbox buyers would be waiting for the Xbox One X in November. Looking back on the year as a whole, hardware revenues rose 17 percent (compared to 2016) to $ 1.7 billion. Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System are highlighted in the context.
In the software sales in August 2017, the football game Madden NFL 18 secured the pole position before Grand Theft Auto 5 and the newcomer Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, although the independent adventure in the Uncharted 4 Digital Deluxe Edition as well as the Uncharted 4 Explorer's Pack already included. The July leader Splatoon 2 is on the fourth position. Overall, sales of console software fell slightly (two percent versus 2016). PC games were down 23 percent. The data is based on retail sales and selected digital distribution platforms (PlayStation Store, Xbox Store).
At the same time, it is emphasized that the sales of games from the shooter category have declined by 30 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year. Nevertheless, the third best result in this genre was achieved (only in 2013 and 2016 there were stronger shooter sales). The sales of racing games were strong - thanks to Forza Horizon 3 and Mario Kart 8 (Deluxe). In comparison to the previous year, the sales of racing games increased by 80 percent.
Top 20: Software sales charts in the USA in August 2017
Madden NFL 18
Grand Theft Auto 5
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Splatoon 2 (without digital sales)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (without digital sales)
Rainbow Six wins
Mario Kart 8 (without digital sales)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Overwatch (without Battle.net sales)
Ghost Recon Wildlands
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
Agents of Mayhem
Forza Horizon 3