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Madden and PS4 win August in the U.S; Xbox on the rise; Amiibo sells a truckload


Madden was top of the pile for August in the U.S, in a month that sees software down overall compared to this time last year.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the whole NPD report was that Nintendo has sold 7 million Amiibo figures in the US alone since November 2014. That sounds like a big money maker to us.



On the hardware side PS4 outsold the Xbox One, while also pipping it to sell more software too. Interestingly, more players picked up Madden on PS4 than Xbox One or Xbox 360, we say interestingly as Microsoft has a huge deal with the NFL to advertise its console and the game. 

So it seems Sony are pleased and so too it seems is Microsoft, stating that Xbox One sales were up 26% year-on-year, probably due to the fact that both PS3 and Xbox 360 saw a huge 61% drop.

Here’s the full software chart for the month (hardware bundles not included)

  1. Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3)
  2. Minecraft (Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
  3. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)
  4. Grand Theft Auto 5 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  5. Lego: Jurassic World (Xbox 360, 3DS, Wii U, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, Vita)
  6. Rare Replay (Xbox One)
  7. Until Dawn (PS4)
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops Combo Pack (Xbox 360, PS3)
  9. Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One)
  10. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
It's good to see the likes of Until Dawn charting, since it is the only new, original title to release this month, although it goes to show that with Minecraft charting above all the new releases, software sales for these titles didn't exactly set the world on fire.

Edited On 11 Sep, 2015

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