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USA Preorders Chart, 12 April 2014 – Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)

Overview

There are two games in the top 30 to be in its final week: Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PSV) and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4).

Three games have 200,000 or more pre-orders, down from four last week, and the top eight has 100,000 or more pre-orders, down from 10 last week. No games added 20,000 or more pre-orders, down from one last week and one added 10,000 or more, the same as last week.

Games in Final Week Before Launch

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PSV) added 3,597 pre-orders for a grand total of 48,568. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 60,000 to 80,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 200,000 and 300,000 units lifetime in the US at retail.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4) added 13,793 pre-orders for a grand total of 41,360. Expect first week sales in the USA at retail to be in the 50,000 to 75,000 unit range. Expect the game to sell between 200,000 and 400,000 units lifetime in the US at retail.

Major Performers in the U.S. – Week Ending April 19

Titanfall (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 80,000 units in its second week on sale.

Kinect Sports Rivals (XOne) sales are expected to drop to around 20,000 units in its second week on sale.

LEGO The Hobbit (X360) sales are expected to drop to around 10,000 units in its second week on sale. The PlayStation 3 version is expected to drop to around 6,000 units. The PlayStation 4 version is expected to drop to around 5,000 units. The Xbox One version is expected to drop to around 4,000 units.

Overall hardware and software sales are expected to remain within 10 percent of the previous week.

Other Hot Games – In Order of Release

 Watch Dogs Pre-orders - PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360

Watch Dogs (PS4) added 7,929 pre-orders, down from 8,875 last week, for a total of 247,706. The Xbox One version added 3,373 pre-orders, down from 3,990 pre-orders last week, for a total of 179,315. The Xbox 360 version added 2,340 pre-orders, down from 2,671 last week, for a total of 113,261. The PlayStation 3 version added 1,933 pre-orders, down from 2,203 last week, for a total of 103,385. The game is seven weeks away from launch in the USA, May 27, 2014.

 Mario Kart 8 Wii U Pre-order Figures

Mario Kart 8 (WiiU) added 6,384 pre-orders, up from 5,686 last week, for a total of 83,658. The game is seven weeks away from launch in the USA, May 30, 2014.

Notable mentions: Destiny (PS4) added 4,250 pre-orders for a total of 264,999. Destiny (XOne) added 3,527 pre-orders for a total of 229,508. The Elder Scrolls Online (XOne) added 3,139 pre-orders for a total of 70,117. The Elder Scrolls Online (PS4) added 2,668 pre-orders for a total of 60,936.

Requests: Super Smash Bros. (3DS) added 1,009 pre-orders for a total of 18,455. Super Smash Bros. (WiiU) added 900 pre-orders for a total of 6,878.

If your favorite game isn't in the top 30, leave a comment requesting which game you want to see and the most requested games will be added in next week's article!

The Top 30 can be seen below or click here to go to the USA pre-orders page.

Pos Game Weeks to Launch Weekly Change Total
1
Gamewise Wiki for Destiny (PS4)
Destiny (PS4)
Activision, Action
N/A 4,250 264,999
2
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (PS4)
Watch Dogs (PS4)
Ubisoft, Action
7 7,929 247,706
3
Gamewise Wiki for Destiny (XOne)
Destiny (XOne)
Activision, Action
N/A 3,527 229,508
4
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (XOne)
Watch Dogs (XOne)
Ubisoft, Action
7 3,373 179,315
5
Gamewise Wiki for The Order (PS4)
The Order (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Shooter
N/A 1,233 117,889
6
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (X360)
Watch Dogs (X360)
Ubisoft, Action
7 2,340 113,261
7
Gamewise Wiki for Destiny (X360)
Destiny (X360)
Activision, Action
N/A 1,313 105,587
8
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (PS3)
Watch Dogs (PS3)
Ubisoft, Action
7 1,933 105,318
9
Gamewise Wiki for Dying Light (PS4)
Dying Light (PS4)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 1,196 83,891
10
Gamewise Wiki for Mario Kart Wii U (WiiU)
Mario Kart Wii U (WiiU)
Nintendo, Racing
7 6,384 83,658
11
Gamewise Wiki for Driveclub (PS4)
Driveclub (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment, Racing
N/A 683 82,247
12
Gamewise Wiki for The Sims 4 (PC)
The Sims 4 (PC)
Electronic Arts, Action
N/A 1,131 74,048
13
Gamewise Wiki for The Elder Scrolls Online (XOne)
The Elder Scrolls Online (XOne)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
12 3,139 70,117
14
Gamewise Wiki for The Elder Scrolls Online (PS4)
The Elder Scrolls Online (PS4)
Bethesda Softworks, Action
12 2,668 60,936
15
Gamewise Wiki for Halo 5 (XOne)
Halo 5 (XOne)
Microsoft Game Studios, Shooter
N/A 413 53,616
16
Gamewise Wiki for Watch Dogs (PC)
Watch Dogs (PC)
Ubisoft, Action
N/A 827 53,183
17
Gamewise Wiki for The Crew (PS4)
The Crew (PS4)
Ubisoft, Racing
N/A 1,460 49,418
18
Gamewise Wiki for Destiny (PS3)
Destiny (PS3)
Activision, Action
N/A 706 49,182
19
Gamewise Wiki for Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PSV)
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PSV)
Atlus, Role-Playing
1 3,597 48,568
20
Gamewise Wiki for Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
6 2,719 46,678
21
Gamewise Wiki for Dying Light (XOne)
Dying Light (XOne)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 674 45,125
22
Gamewise Wiki for Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)
Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)
Disney Interactive Studios, Role-Playing
N/A 297 43,031
23
Gamewise Wiki for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
1 13,793 41,360
24
Gamewise Wiki for MLB 14 The Show (PS4)
MLB 14 The Show (PS4)
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Action
12 8,045 39,397
25
Gamewise Wiki for Prey 2 (X360)
Prey 2 (X360)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
N/A 29 37,533
26
Gamewise Wiki for Wolfenstein: The New Order (XOne)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (XOne)
Bethesda Softworks, Shooter
6 2,220 36,773
27
Gamewise Wiki for Dying Light (X360)
Dying Light (X360)
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Action
N/A 725 34,387
28
Gamewise Wiki for Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4)
Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4)
Ubisoft, Role-Playing
N/A 353 32,784
29
Gamewise Wiki for Final Fantasy XV (PS4)
Final Fantasy XV (PS4)
Square Enix, Role-Playing
N/A 248 30,800
30
Gamewise Wiki for EA Sports UFC (PS4)
EA Sports UFC (PS4)
Electronic Arts, Sports
10 4,281 30,629

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251585/usa-preorders-chart-12-april-2014-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn-ps4/

Xbox One vs Wii U � VGChartz Gap Charts � March 2014 Update

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

Xbox One vs Wii U – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2014 Update

XOne Vs. Wii U Global:

Gap change in latest month: 332,429 – XOne

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 1,803,386 – Wii U

Xbox One Total Sales: 4,199,749

Wii U Total Sales: 6,003,135

In the fifth month on sale the Xbox One closed the gap between it and the Wii U shrunk by another 332,429. The Wii U currently leads by 1,803,386 units. The Xbox One needs to average 200,376 units per month more than the Wii U to pass it by the end of the year.

The Xbox One launched in North America and Europe on November 22. The Wii U launched in November 2012. The Wii U has sold 6,003,135 units to date, while the Xbox One has sold 4,199,749 units.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251584/xbox-one-vs-wii-uvgchartz-gap-chartsmarch-2014-update/

Microsoft: Xbox One Shipments Top 5 Million Units

Microsoft has announced that shipments for the Xbox One has topped five million units worldwide. This announcement comes one day after Sony announced the PlayStation 4 has hit seven million units sold.

Microsoft has also stated that the Xbox One sold 311,000 units in March in the US, according to NPD. Titanfall was the bestselling game, but Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Respawn have not provided exact figures.

"The new generation is off to a strong start, with global Xbox One sales outpacing Xbox 360 by more than 60 percent at the same point in time, a true testament to your love of console gaming," said Xbox corporate vice president Yusuf Mehdi. "Even more important to us is how much fun you are having on Xbox One. It's amazing that Xbox One fans are spending an average of five hours per day on Xbox One and collectively have totaled more than one billion hours of time spent in games and apps on the console."

"We're also thrilled to see your use and enjoyment of the latest features and apps we have released as part of our regular system updates. In particular, we broke new usage records with the number of unique Twitch broadcasters in the first week of availability," Mehdi continued. "Of course, we're just getting started with this generation and the months ahead will bring several announcements we think you'll love.

"The team will continue to deliver regular improvements and new features based on your feedback through frequent system updates," added Mehdi. "Many more games are on the way with titles like Sunset Overdrive and Project Spark, many new games coming to Xbox One through the ID@Xbox program, and many more entertainment experiences. We can't wait to share more games with you in June at E3."

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251583/microsoft-xbox-one-shipments-top-5-million-units/

PS4 vs Wii U � VGChartz Gap Charts � March 2014 Update

Sony: PlayStation 4 Sales Hit 7 Million

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that worldwide PlayStation 4 sales have past the seven million mark as of April 6. There have also been 20.5 million games sold across both retail and digital.

"The response from the global gaming community for PS4 has been overwhelming and we are truly humbled that gamers are selecting PS4 as their next generation console of choice," said Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Andrew House.

"The PS4 journey has just begun, and although we are still facing difficulties keeping up with the strong demand worldwide, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meet the needs of our customers, and surpassing the wildest expectations of gamers by delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage. We look forward to unveiling many of these experiences to our fans in the coming months."

Sony also announced that there have been 135 million shares made on the PlayStation 4's controller dedicated button., as well as 4.9 million stream broadcasts on Twitch and Ustream.

The PlayStation 4 is currently available in 72 countries with the total number of games to be at 120 by the end of the year. Sony highlighted several upcoming releases such as Destiny, Watch Dogs, and Driveclub.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251581/sony-playstation-4-sales-hit-7-million/

Report: Xbox One to Launch in China in July, Sell 100,000 Units

Microsoft is working on setting up a joint-venture company in China with BesTV to release the Xbox One in China, according to a report on Games in Asia.  The console is expected to launch in China this July and is expected to sell at least 100,000 units.

Microsoft is in charge of appointing BesTV's CEO. The new CEO must meet three requirements. That he or she understands the Chinese market, understands Microsoft, and is able to speak Chinese. The announcement is expected to take place this month.

Games are expected to retail under 300 RMB, which would be udner $50. This is less than the $60 price new games retail for in the US. BesTV is also going to be working on releasing domestic games on the Xbox One.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251580/report-xbox-one-to-launch-in-china-in-july-sell-100000-units/

PS4 vs Xbox One � VGChartz Gap Charts � March 2014 Update

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

PS4 vs Xbox One – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2014 Update

PS4 Vs. XOne Global:

Gap change in latest month: 295,198 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 2,694,322 – PS4

PS4 Total Sales: 6,894,071

Xbox One Total Sales: 4,199,749

In March 2014 the gap between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One grew once again. The PlayStation 4 sold 295,198 more units than the Xbox One in March to bring the total lead to 2,694,322 units. The PlayStation 4 has sold 6,894,071 units in five months, while the Xbox One sold 4,199,749 units.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both launched in November 2013 in North America and Europe. The PlayStation 4 launched on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe. The Xbox One launched on November 22 in North America and Europe.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251579/ps4-vs-xbox-onevgchartz-gap-chartsmarch-2014-update/

2014 Year on Year Sales and Market Share Update to April 5th

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the four home consoles and four handhelds over comparable periods for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)

YTD

YTD

Market Share – 7th Generation (Same Periods Covered)

MS

Market Share – 8th Generation (Same Periods Covered)

MS

2011 – (Week beginning January 2 to April 9)

2012 – (Week beginning January 1 to April 7)

2013 – (Week beginning December 30 to April 6)

2014 – (Week beginning December 29 to April 5)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year – 7th Generation

Total

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year – 8th Generation

Total

"Year to date" sales for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2013 versus 2011 and 2013 versus 2012 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.

Microsoft

Xbox 360 - Down Year-on-Year 77,122, Year to Date -70.9%

Xbox One – n/a

Sony

PlayStation 3 – Down Year-on-Year 89,706, Year to Date -56.4%

PSP - Down Year-on-Year 49,660, Year to Date -74.9%

PlayStation Vita – Up Year-on-year 8,590, Year to Date 15.1%

PlayStation 4 – n/a

Nintendo

Nintendo Wii - Down Year-on-Year 27,247, Year to Date -70.2%

Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 54,768, Year to Date -18.1%

Nintendo Wii U – Up Year-on-Year 10,389, Year to Date 0.8%

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251578/2014-year-on-year-sales-and-market-share-update-to-april-5th/

Weekly Sales Analysis, 5 March – The Elder Scrolls Online, MLB 14 The Show

PS4 vs Wii � VGChartz Gap Charts � March 2014 Update

Welcome to the VGChartz Gap charts. The charts will be updated monthly and each article will focus on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation, as well as comparing the 8th generation consoles. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

PS4 vs Wii – VGChartz Gap Charts – March 2014 Update

PlayStation 4 Vs. Wii Global:

Gap change in latest month: 113,548 - Wii

Gap change over last 12 months: n/a

Total Lead: 1,056,015 – PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 6,894,071

Wii Total Sales: 5,838,056

March 2014 is the fifth month that the PlayStation 4 is on sale. When you compare it with the bestselling 7th generation console, the Wii, it is currently outpacing it during the same timeframe. In the first five months, the PlayStation 4 currently leads by 1,056,015 units. However, the gap did shrink by 113,548 units.

Both consoles launched in November. The Wii launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. The PlayStation 4 has sold 6,894,071 units in its first five month, while the Wii sold 5,838,056 units during the same timeframe.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251576/ps4-vs-wiivgchartz-gap-chartsmarch-2014-update/

Top 10 Selling Games in Europe in 2013

Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10. As a note all sales figures are retail only.

This week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in Europe in 2013. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling games in the USA in 2013, and the week before that the top 10 selling Wii games in 2013.

Top 10 Selling Games in Europe in 2013

Looking at the top 10 selling games in Europe in 2013, all 10 games were released in 2013. Two of the games were released in June, four in September, one in October, and three in November.

In 2013 the top 10 games in Europe sold 27.65 million units. The top selling game, Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 3, sold more than five million units. The top seven games sold more than two million units and the entire top 10 sold more than one million units.

When you break it down by publisher there are three first party titles, published by Nintendo, and Sony, and seven third party titles.  Of the first party titles there are two titles published by Nintendo and one by Sony. Of the third party titles there are two published by Take-Two, two by Activision, two by Electronic Arts, and one by Ubisoft.

The two Nintendo games sold a combined 3.26 million units or 11.79 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Take-Two games sold a combined 11.41 million units or 41.27 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Activision titles sold 4.57 million units, or 16.53 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Electronic Arts titles sold 5.74 million units, or 20.76 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

 Top 10 Selling Games in Europe in 2013

There are three games, Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 14 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, which have two versions in the top 10. All three games are for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The two version of Grand Theft Auto V sold a combined 11.41 million units. The two versions of FIFA 14 sold a combined 5.74 million units. The two versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts sold a combined 4.57 million units.

When you break it down by platform there are five PlayStation 3 titles, three Xbox 360 titles and two 3DS titles. The five PlayStation 3 sold a combined 15.6 million units or 56.42 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three Xbox 360 titles sold a combined 8.79 million units or 31.79 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two 3DS titles sold 3.26 million units or 11.79 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

Side note:  The 3DS was the top selling platform in Europe in 2013 with 4.49 million units sold. The PlayStation 3 sold 3.31 million units, the Xbox 360 sold 1.84 million units, the PlayStation 4 sold 1.71 million units, the Wii sold 824,048 units, the Xbox One sold 780,675 units, and the Wii U sold 697,669 units. For the handhelds the PSP sold 1.29 million units, the Vita sold 936,529 units, and the DS sold 179,270 units.

The top 12 titles sold more than one million units and the top 36 titles sold more than 500,000 units. The top 142 titles sold more than 200,000 units.

Electronic Arts sold the most games with 26.98 million games. Take-Two sold 18.39 million games, Nintendo sold 16.90 million games, Activision sold 16.57 million games, Ubisoft sold 15.02 million games, Sony sold 7.21 million games, Warner Bros. sold 6.69 million games, and Microsoft sold 5.58 million games.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251575/top-10-selling-games-in-europe-in-2013/

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Top 10 Selling Games in the USA in 2013

Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10. As a note all sales figures are retail only.

This week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in the USA in 2013. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling Wii games in 2013, and the week before that the top 10 selling PlayStation 3 games in 2013.

Top 10 Selling Games in the USA in 2013

Looking at the top 10 selling games in the USA in 2013, all 10 games were released in 2013. Two of the games were released in June, one in August, two in September, two in October, and three in November.

In 2013 the top 10 games in the USA sold 30.55 million units. The top two selling games, Grand Theft Auto V for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, sold more than five million units. The top five games sold more than two million units and the entire top 10 sold more than one million units.

When you break it down by publisher there are three first party titles, published by Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony, and seven third party titles.  Of the first party titles there is one title published by each of the game console manufacturers. Of the third party titles there are three published by Take-Two, two by Activision, and two by Electronic Arts.

The three Take-Two games sold a combined 13.55 million units or 44.35 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Activision titles sold 7.44 million units, or 24.35 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Electronic Arts titles sold 3.05 million units, or 9.98 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

 Top 10 Selling Games in the USA in 2013

There are two games, Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty: Ghosts, which have two versions in the top 10. Both games are for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The two version of Grand Theft Auto V sold a combined 12.17 million units. The two versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts sold a combined 7.44 million units.

When you break it down by platform there are six Xbox 360 titles, three PlayStation 3 titles and one 3DS title. The six Xbox 360 titles sold a combined 18.06 million units or 59.12 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three PlayStation 3 titles sold a combined 9.41 million units or 30.80 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The one 3DS title, Pokémon X/Y, sold 3.08 million units or 10.08 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

Side note:  The 3DS was the top selling platform in the USA in 2013 with 4.04 million units sold. The Xbox 360 sold 3.19 million units, the PlayStation 3 sold 2.23 million units, the PlayStation 4 sold 2.08 million units, the Xbox One sold 1.93 million units, the Wii U sold 1.23 million units, the Wii sold 773,488 units, the DS sold 554,849 units, the Vita sold 509,085 units, and the PSP sold 128,378.

The top 17 titles sold more than one million units and the top 64 titles sold more than 500,000 units. The top 167 titles sold more than 200,000 units.

Take-Two sold the most games with 24.53 million games. Activision sold 24.17 million games, Nintendo sold 23.63 million games, Electronic Arts sold 22.62 million games, Ubisoft sold 15.64 million games, Warner Bros. sold 10.24 million games, Microsoft sold 8.54 million games, and Sony sold 6.99 million games.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251569/top-10-selling-games-in-the-usa-in-2013/

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Tops 12 Million Sold

The Minecraft success continues as the Xbox 360 version of the game has passed the 12 million mark. This is up 50 percent from last August when the game reached eight million sold. This would make it the seventh best selling Xbox 360 game of all-time according to VGChartz.

"I remember when we started talking about sales numbers that we would be super happy to sell 1 million copies," said Mojang's Daniel Kaplan about the success of the game. "That would have put us on par with BF1943 and Castle Crashers, which both are awesome games, so that was something to aim for. We never even dreamed of selling 12 million!"

The PC version of Minecraft reached 14 million sold in the beginning of February. The PlayStation 3 version of the game sold one million units in a little over a month.

Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/251568/minecraft-xbox-360-edition-tops-12-million-sold/

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