May 2015 NPD Names PlayStation 4 The #1 Console & The Witcher 3 The #1 Game

The sales numbers of the latest NPD have been released and it reveals some information that isn’t all that surprising. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was the best selling game of the month, but PlayStation 4 was also able to reclaim the #1 console position from Xbox One.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was the only AAA multi-platform game to be released during May, so it really isn’t shocking that it was able to claim the #1 spot. However, even if there was it would have been difficult to top it, as it was recently revealed that the game sold 4 million copies in just two weeks. You can find May 2015’s top 10 best-selling video games directly below.

  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  2. Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
  3. Grand Theft Auto 5 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  4. Minecraft (Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
  5. Splatoon (Wii U)
  6. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PC)
  7. NBA 2K15 (Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PC)
  8. FIFA 15 (PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii , 3DS, Vita)
  9. MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
  10. Super Smash Bros. (3DS, Wii U)

Back to the hardware side of things, the PlayStation 4 was the leading platform in both hardware and software. The momentum that the Xbox One had by winning April 2015 was not able to continue, giving the PlayStation 4 back the lead heading into E3. The system has been the best-selling console for all but a few months, with Sony reiterating that the console remains the cumulative sales champion. The PlayStation 4 has now sold over 20 million units worldwide.

Still, things aren’t looking so bad on Xbox’s side of things, as Xbox One’s sales were up 81% over May 2014 and active Xbox Live members were up 20%.

Current-generation hardware sales remain stable, as it was noted that there was just a 1% year-on-year decrease. However, last-generation consoles saw a 45% drop, which is understandable due to more and more games releasing exclusively for current-generation hardware.

Lastly, lets not forget about the portable hardware market, as it was reported that sales were up an impressive 45% in that area. It was also recently reported that the 3DS just topped 15 million sales in the USA, making it the 8th Nintendo handheld to reach that number.