PS4 wins, Majora's Mask best-selling game in February according to NPD
According to the NPD report for February 2015, Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask on the Nintendo 3DS was the best selling game last month. The game beat out both Evolve and Dying Light for the top spot.
While Evolve and Dying Light were both available on more platforms, Majora's Mask was likely driven over the top by a combination of fond nostalgia, a lower price, and a coveted collector's edition.
“New Physical Video Game Software sales rose by 7 percent due to the 84 percent growth in eighth generation software, which offset declines in seventh generation software; portables sales were boosted 30 percent by the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate,” said David Riley Executive Director, Corporate Marketing / Public Relations for the NPD Group. “February 2015 sales of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D marked a milestone for Zelda games: Majora’s Mask was the best-selling portable Zelda game on a per-day basis within the data month for any portable platform in history.”
On the console side, PlayStation continues to dominate, once again winning the hardware sales war for February.
“Demand for PlayStation 4 remains incredibly strong in the U.S. as it was #1 in hardware and software sales in February according to the latest NPD report," said Jason A. Tidwell of SCEA corporate communications. "PS4 remains the cumulative leader in hardware sales with more than 20.2 million units sold to consumers worldwide demonstrating the fastest growth in PlayStation hardware history.”
Hardware units sold, however, Nintendo's 3DS came out on top last month.
"The one-two-three punch of New Nintendo 3DS XL, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate helped Nintendo 3DS become the top-selling hardware platform in the United States in February," Nintendo said in a statement. "In its 48th month on the market, the Nintendo 3DS family sold nearly 395,000 units in the U.S. The great majority of these sales were New Nintendo 3DS XL systems, which sold 130 percent more units in its initial frame than Nintendo 3DS XL did when it launched on Aug. 19, 2012. "
Here are the top 10 games sold for the month of February (as always keep in mind that NPD does not count digital sales, so Steam sales are not reflected in these rankings):
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (3DS)
- Evolve (XBO, PS4, PC)
- Dying Light (PS4, XBO, PC)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
- Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
- NBA 2K15 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
- Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360)
- Minecraft (360, PS3, XBO, PS4)
- The Order: 1886 (PS4)
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS)