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Nintendo 3DS, GTA V top sellers in ’13

by Bill Hess on January 17, 2014

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    NPD released their full year data for 2013 earlier today. Unsurprisingly to those following along at home, the Nintendo 3DS was the top-selling hardware, and GTA V was the top-selling software.

    Grand Theft Auto V nudged out Call of Duty: Ghosts for the top honor in 2013, but Ghosts did do better in December than Rockstar’s offering.

    Top Selling Games for 2013

    • Grand Theft Auto V
    • Call of Duty: Ghosts
    • Madden NFL 25
    • Battlefield 4
    • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
    • NBA 2K14
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
    • Just Dance 2014
    • Minecraft
    • Disney Infinity

    The Hardware

    December numbers for hardware were up significantly with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 bringing plenty of new buyers to market.  The Xbox One outsold the PS4 in NPD Reporting, Sony attributes this to supply shortages.   Nintendo also had their best month yet.  According to leaked data from the report, the Wii U could have sold as many as 500,000 units.

    Though the Nintendo 3DS continues to dominate all.  The 3DS was the hardware sales leader, not just for December, but for the entire year.   Big games for the platform like Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, Luigi’s Mansion, Pokemon X & Y, and the latest Zelda adventure spurred consumers to pick up the handheld in droves in 2013.

    As far as software goes, December was dominated by Call of Duty: Ghosts.  You can find the top ten games of December, below.

    Top Selling Games for December

    • Call of Duty: Ghosts
    • Battlefield 4
    • Just Dance 2014
    • Madden NFL 25
    • NBA 2K14
    • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
    • Grand Theft Auto V
    • Lego Marvel Super Heroes
    • FIFA 14
    • Skylanders Swap Force
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