JULY 2016 NPD – EARLY INFO ON TOP-SELLING SOFTWARE, WII U OVERALL...

JULY 2016 NPD – EARLY INFO ON TOP-SELLING SOFTWARE, WII U OVERALL SOFTWARE SALES

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– total software sales (consoles + handhelds) amounted to $156 million, which is a 13% drop compared to July 2015
– these sales are the “lowest since the turn of the century”
– Wii U software was down +0% YOY (-33% MOM)

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III “was the number-one best physical seller in July 2016 with 194 000 units (including bundle units) and 64 000 units (excluding bundle units)”
2. Minecraft: less than 175 000 units, “top of the physical non-bundle charts”
3. Grand Theft Auto V: 172 000 units, “actually up YOY (GTA July 2015: 171K)”
4. Monster Hunter Generations: less than 165 000 units. In comparison, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate sold about 290 000 units during its first month on the market (NB: that number includes digital sales. Also, the game launched at the same time as the New Nintendo 3DS XL)
5. Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire
6. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
7. Overwatch: 135 000 units
8. NBA 2K16: 111 000 units

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