Video Game Sales Wiki

This the NPD data for April 2016, which covers the sales of video games for United States. The gaming industry generated $509.5 million[1].


A total of $142.1 million for Hardware. This is down 23% from April 2015. For game software, there was a total of $203.9 million, down 21% from 2015. For accessories, there was a total of $157.6 million, up 4% from 2015.

Hardware was down year over year mainly due to the decline of the previous generation hardware and handhelds and the cheaper revisions of the current generation hardware. However, the Playstation 4 and Xbox One are still selling 40% higher in cumulative sales than the sales of the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 over the 30 month period since launch.

Software declined due to the absence of major software launching. Mortal Kombat X launched the previous year and its sales in April 2015 exceeded the sales of all new titles that launched in April 2016. Ratchet & Clank sold the best out of every Ratchet and Clank game when accounting for number of days in launch month, matching the performance of the series heyday on the Playstation 2. Dark Souls 3 nearly doubled the launch month performance of Dark Souls II when adjusting for days on the market. On a SKU basis, Star Fox Zero would have been No. 5 and Bravely Second would be No. 9.


  1. Dark Souls III (PS4, Xbox One)
  2. Ratchet & Clank (PS4)
  3. MLB 16: The Show (PS4, PS3)
  4. Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  6. Minecraft (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3)
  7. Quantum Break (Xbox One)
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  9. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  10. Star Fox Zero (Wii U)