NPD: Retail Down 21%, Dark Souls and Ratchet and Clank Top Sales Chart

The April 2016 NPD numbers were revealed and it’s rather negative overall in both Retail game sales and Hardware Sales. In terms of Hardware, the PS4 managed to eke out a win during April, however total hardware revenue were down 23% during the time, most likely affected by the rumors of an updated PlayStation 4 coming this year, and a possible Xbox refresh coming in 2017.

Retail game sales dropped 21% year on year, to just $203 Million in the US.

Dark Souls 3 managed to outperform Ratchet and Clank, both of which launched during the month. Dark Souls 3 became the best selling in the franchise after breaking the record set by Dark Souls 2. Dark Souls 3 also topped Bloodborne in sales, the PS4 exclusive which launched in 2015. Quantum Break debut at number 7 during the month of April, as it launched on April 5th. Star Fox Zero, the Wii U Exclusive managed to grab the 10th position, after its debut during the month of April.

Best Selling Physical Games in the US (April 2016)

  1. Dark Souls 3
  2. Ratchet and Clank
  3. MLB The Show 16
  4. The Division
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Minecraft
  7. Quantum Break
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  9. NBA 2K16
  10. Star Fox Zero
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