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March NPD: Titanfall takes the victory, but PS4 still winning the war

The March NPD numbers are in and the PlayStation 4 continues to reign atop the hardware charts, while Titanfall reigns supreme in the world of software sales.

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The smoke has cleared from another month of the next-gen console wars. The month of March saw the PlayStation 4 continue to reign atop the hardware sales charts. And while overall software sales dropped 28 percent from last year, the PS4 and Xbox One both continued to sell sharply and bring in a 78 percent hardware sales increase from last year.

"PS4 and Xbox One continue to see success with cumulative sales of the two consoles through the first five months currently totaling more than double that of their predecessors, the PS3 and Xbox 360," said the NPD Group's Liam Callahan.

Moving to the realm of software sales, the futuristic mechs of Titanfall were able to hold off the superhuman Delsin Rowe, as Respawn's shooter reigned supreme in March over Infamous: Second Son. Meanwhile, the lovable foul-mouthed kids of South Park found themselves with the #3 slot with The Stick of Truth. And the old guard continues to hold strong, as Call of Duty: Ghosts stayed steadfast at #4. Two other major debuts followed, with Dark Souls 2 and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes at #5 and #6, respectively.

    Top 10 Games (New Physical Retail only; new releases bolded)

    • Titanfall (XBO, PC)

    • inFAMOUS Second Son (PS4)

    • South Park: The Stick of Truth (360, PS3, PC)

    • Call Of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS3, XBO, PS4, NWU, PC)

    • Dark Souls II (PS3, 360)

    • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360)

    • NBA 2K14 (PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, PC)

    • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, PSV)

    • The LEGO Movie Videogame (360, PS3, 3DS, NWU, XBO, PS4, PSV)

    • Minecraft (360)

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    April 17, 2014 3:50 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, March NPD: Titanfall takes the victory, but PS4 still winning the war.

    The March NPD numbers are in and the PlayStation 4 continues to reign atop the hardware charts, while Titanfall reigns supreme in the world of software sales.

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      April 17, 2014 3:57 PM

      What about the Wii U? 2014, the year of the Wii U!

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      April 17, 2014 3:59 PM

      Surprised ps4 took top hardware spot again.

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        April 17, 2014 4:04 PM

        Yeah I though the Xbone would handily take top spot in March! Crazy.

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          April 17, 2014 8:26 PM

          Well the PS4 had the new Infamous release as well around the same time, not surprising that titanfall sold more but it's not terribly surprising that the PS4 stayed ahead to me.

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        April 17, 2014 5:27 PM

        yep, really interesting that it held up despite TF and the Xbone firesales

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          April 17, 2014 8:30 PM

          So are they saying the PS4 outsold it in March or just overall? The wording here is kinda odd.

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            April 17, 2014 8:34 PM

            This is for the month of March, but I'm fairly certain the PS4 is also outselling Xbox One overall, as well.

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              April 17, 2014 8:44 PM

              Yeah I think it's 7 million to 5 million overall for PS4 and Xbone

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                April 17, 2014 8:49 PM

                I remember last month's NPDs made a huge thing about PS4 selling more units, but Xbox One making more money, which indicated that sales were neck-and-neck. No such notes this time around, which is really surprising, considering that week of price cuts and that Titanfall bundle.

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        April 18, 2014 12:58 AM

        I haven't seen a ps4 here since launch.