The NPD group has launched hardware figures for January 2017 and it ought to come as no shock that Resident Evil 7 topped the software program chart.
January 2017 NPD at a look
Resident Evil 7 tops software program charts
PS4 was best-selling console
PC software program spend declined 12% year-over-year
All classes – equipment, hardware, software program – down four% year-over-year
Compare month-on-month: December 2016
Compare year-over-year: January 2016
While hardware gross sales declined, software program was up 14% to $313 million. NPD attributed the rise to Resident Evil 7’s launch, particularly when evaluating the yoy launch slates.
“With only five days in the market, Resident Evil 7 was the best-selling game in January,” stated NPD analyst Sam Naji. “The last time Capcom had the best-selling game of the month (in dollar sales) was in March 2009 with Resident Evil 5.”
First-person shooters Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1 had been nonetheless two of the best-selling video games for the month, and neither title has fallen off the chart since launch in fall 2016.
Overwatch additionally returned after dropping off the NPD software list in October.
The rise in gross sales may presumably be attributed to varied low cost affords or the Overwatch Year of the Rooster occasion; nevertheless, that’s simply conjecture on our half as NPD didn’t elaborate on why Overwatch was as soon as once more charting. It was, nevertheless, one of many best-selling video games of 2016 per NPD’s yearly report in January.
Action titles Grand Theft Auto 5 and Watch Dogs 2 additionally remained on the chart, whereas sports activities titles Madden NFL 17 and FIFA 17 remained well-liked with US customers as nicely.
PC software program got here in at $16 million, a 12% decline yoy from $18 million.
NPD Software Top Ten January 2017
You’ll discover not a lot modified on the chart since December 2016, because the heavy hitters performed musical chairs and that’s about it.
The largest modifications had been the entry of recent releases Resident Evil 7 and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.eight Final Chapter Prologue – the second best-selling PS4 title for the month.
Pokemon Sun and Moon and Final Fantasy 15 fell off the chart, and once more, Overwatch reentered it.
The full NPD software program chart is beneath, however be mindful not all digital shops report gross sales knowledge. Some publishers who promote by means of the PlayStation and Xbox Stores report knowledge, however others don’t. For instance: Microsoft, Sony and Blizzard (Battle.internet) don’t report first-party gross sales.
- Resident Evil 7 (PS4, Xbox One)
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Grand Theft Auto 5 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Battlefield 1 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- NBA 2K17 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.eight Final Chapter Prologue (PS4)
- Madden NFL 17 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Watch Dogs 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Overwatch (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- FIFA 17 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
This month, NPD additionally began reporting catalog gross sales gross sales of titles from the primary six months of availability – beginning with month seven (thanks, MCV). The profitable writer within the class for January 2017 was Take-Two and it was additionally the highest writer for 2016. NPD attributed this to continues gross sales of GTA 5.
NPD Hardware January 2017
Last week, the initial NPD report had PS4 topping hardware adopted by Xbox One – which based on Microsoft loved yoy progress in comparison with January 2016.
PS4 bought probably the most items, with Xbox One coming in second place, and Nintendo’s Nintendo Classic Mini: NES in third.
“The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware (in units sold) during January 2017,” stated NPD analyst Sam Naji. “And for the fourth consecutive month, PlayStation 4 Slim System 500GB Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Bundle was the top-selling PS4 sku in terms of units sold.”
For the month of January 2017 hardware totaled $127 million, a decline of 19% yoy in comparison with $157 million in 2016.
Accessories declined 17% yoy to $155, with toys-to-life skus (ex: Skylanders, amiibo, Lego Dimensions) displaying the most important decline.
Total spent within the US on equipment, hardware and software program for the month January hit $611 million. While that’s certainly as giant determine, its four% much less in comparison with $637 million was spent year-over-year (yoy).
NPD stated the decrease determine was attributable to a decline in hardware gross sales and normal lack of progress.