PS4 Wins NPD Again in September for Hardware and Software: Sport Games Leave Metal Gear Solid V Behind

on October 19, 2015 6:38 PM

September’s NPD results have been delayed by a few days, but today the statistics firm released their data and perhaps unsurprisingly the PS4 is on top again.

According to a press release from Sony Computer Entertainment, the console dominated both hardware and software, leading U.S. sales on NBA 2K16, Madden NFL 16, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and FIFA 16.

We also learn that September was the highest grossing month for digital sales in the history of the PlayStation Store.

Interestingly, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain wasn’t at the top of the software chart, beaten by both Madden and NBA 2K16 (as usual, higher selling versions are listed first among platforms, bundles are not counted).

  1. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  2. Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  3. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
  4. FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  5. Destiny: The Taken King (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
  6. Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
  7. Disney Infinity 3.0 (360, Wii U, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
  8. Mad Max (PS4, Xbox One)
  9. NHL 16 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
  10. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)

While PS4’s domination seems to be hard to shake, with the new Xbox One experience coming presumably in November, together with backwards compatibility, and a slew of hard hitting exclusives, Xbox One seems to be going in strong for the Holiday season.

It’ll be interesting to see if things will change, but for now the United States remain painted blue.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.