Xbox One wins September NPD, giving Microsoft three consecutive months within the prime spot [Update]

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Xbox One remains to be out-performing PS4, which is a grand return on Microsoft’s refocused efforts.

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September NPD 2016

Total spend down YoY. All classes down YoY.

Lack of main new releases blamed for drop-off.

Xbox One beat PS4 for the third consecutive month.

Sports video games topped the software program charts.

Compare month-on-month: August 2016

Compare year-on-year: September 2015

Xbox One was the most effective promoting console at US retail final month based on the NPD Group’s September 2016 report, Microsoft has introduced.

It’s the third month in a row Microsoft and the Xbox One have beat again Sony’s PS4, after an virtually unbroken two and a half yr dominance by the Japanese big in Microsoft’s conventional greatest territory.

Microsoft stated it additionally took the primary spot within the UK in September 2016, drawing on Gfk Entertainment’s knowledge, and that Xbox One was the one console to point out year-on-year progress within the US, the UK, Australia and different territories throughout September 2016.

It’s not arduous to see why Xbox One is out of the blue holding its personal once more – the unique mannequin Xbox One is cheaper than ever, and the Xbox One S is a really good refresh.

After so lengthy in distant second place it’ll most likely be fairly a while earlier than the Xbox One set up base can problem the PS4, however do not forget that PS3 and Xbox 360 ended up neck and neck after the PS3’s garbage begin final technology, so it’s definitely attainable – even with the PS4 Slim’s launch late in September and the upcoming PS4 Pro.

NPD September 2016 prime ten software program chart

Sports video games dominated the roost this yr, unchallenged by any main new releases. Destiny: Rise of Iron didn’t get a bodily launch, and it’s not clear whether or not the digital model can be included on this chart because it was peddled as an add-on moderately than a standalone launch as The Taken King was final yr.

Note that the NPD didn’t have PC sale knowledge for Overwatch, or any digital gross sales knowledge for Forza Horizon three. Microsoft stated Forza Horizon three was the best-selling first-party Xbox One sport within the US, UK and Australia for September 2016, although.

  1. NBA 2K 17
  2. Madden NFL 17
  3. FIFA 17
  4. NHL 17
  5. Bioshock: The Collection
  6. Destiny: The Collection
  7. Grand Theft Auto 5
  8. Overwatch
  9. Forza Horizon three
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops three

NPD September 2016 common

Year-on-year, whole business spend at retail within the US was down 23% in September 2016, totalling $838.2 million.

Software fell 27% year-on-year from $581.1 million to $453.four million Hardware fell 25% year-on-year from $311.7 million to $234.three million. Accessories fell 27% from $179.5 million to $130.eight million.

That’s in comparison with September 2015’s $1.09 billion. The NPD’s Sam Naji stated the PS4 Slim and Xbox One S couldn’t offset declines as a result of a weaker launch slate; a number of sturdy new releases at all times enhance gross sales in different classes, too. Last September noticed the discharge of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Destiny: The Taken King, Mad Max, Disney Infinity and Super Mario Maker.

Interestingly, 3DS gross sales figures rose once more, which Naji says makes the fourth month in a row – presumably as a result of Pokemon Go’s July launch.