Okay, so I’ve been scouring GAF and if anyone cares about November sales, I’ll try to post everything I’ve found here. Note, this is for the US only.
Software (excludes digital; console order shows which sold best; does not include bundles)
1.) Call of Duty: Black Ops III - (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC | Actvision Blizzard) - Higher than Advanced Warfare, highest selling game since 2013
2.) Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC | Bethesda Softworks) - Up 70% versus Fallout: New Vegas and 9% versus Fallout 3 when adjusted for days in the month, more comparable to Skyrim
3.) Star Wars: Battlefront (PS4, Xbox One, PC | Electronic Arts) - Up 21% versus The Force Unleashed, the previous best selling Star Wars game (it had a worldwide LTD of over 7 million copies)
4.) Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3 | Electronic Arts)
5.) NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3 | Take-Two)
6.) FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3 | Electronic Arts)
7.) Need For Speed (PS4, Xbox One | Electronic Arts)
8.) Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One | Microsoft)
9.) Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (PS4, Xbox One, PC | Ubisoft)
10.) Just Dance 2016 (Wii, Wii U, 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3 | Ubisoft)
The top three were expected. The bottom 4… not so much.
Here’s a breakdown of the Top 3 with bundles:
Electronic Arts’s leading title ‘Star Wars: Battlefront,’ the third-best seller of the November 2015 U.S. Games Industry Sales (New Physical Channel) report, sold 2.10 million unit sales including bundles, or 1.725 million units looking at the software side of things.
So if we look at the top three software when doing a like-to-like comparison factoring in all bundle sales, we have:
1.) Call of Duty: Black Ops III - (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC | Actvision Blizzard)
4.89 million unit sales including bundles
2.) Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC | Bethesda Softworks)
2.54 million unit sales including bundles
3.) Star Wars: Battlefront (PS4, Xbox One, PC | Electronic Arts)
2.10 million unit sales including bundles
And further breakdown of console percentages:
XB1 42% of 4.6m = 1.932.000
PS4 41% of 4.6m = 1.886.000
PS4 bundles: 251k
combined: 2.137.000 PS4
PS4 is the new home of Call of Duty.
PS4 ~ 53.11%
With XB1 bundles added in, the XB1 version of Fallout 4 sold about 15k better than the PS4 version.
Star Wars Battlefront
PS4 ~ 51.16%
With bundles, the audience for Battlefront on PS4 GREATLY outnumbers the XB1 and PC audiences combined. (I’ll try to find the post that verifies this, just don’t buy this for the PC… trust me.)
If you are wondering where Rise of the Tomb Raider is, CEO Kaz called it:
ROTTR Actual sales: 201k with 87.44% coming from the XB1.
Bombed! I’d say that I feel bad for Tomb Raider, but the way that whole deal/reveal went down I’d say they deserve that one. For reference, that’s worse than The Order 1886, a new IP with bad reviews.
PS4 sales up over 85% year-over-year. And the best November in Playstation history, including the PS2.
375K Battlefront PS4 bundles sold in Nov
283K BLOPS3 PS4 bundles sold in Nov
1539M PS4s sold in Nov
1539-375-283 = [up to] 881K Uncharted Collection bundles sold in Nov, not including Disney Infinity bundles
That’s a LOT of potentially new Uncharted fans for Uncharted 4 next year.
And in case you didn’t know, last gen is officially dead.