It was a battle of two major Warner Bros. titles in the US charts in July in the US. Lego Jurassic World came out on top, but it should be noted that if the NPD Group had counted bundled copies then Batman: Arkham Knight would have won easily. And as always it should be noted that the NPD report only includes physical retail sales.
In terms of hardware sales actual numbers are scarce, but Sony claimed the victory as PS4 recorded another month as the best-selling consoles in the States. Meanwhile, Microsoft reported a 44% year-over-year gain for Xbox One (putting at around 188-189,000 units). On the Nintendo side of things Wii U software sales are up 10% so far in 2015 compared to 2014 and 3DS is up a whopping 35% compared to 2015. The relative silence on how Wii U hardware sales are performing is likely indicative of a decline.
Software: (note that the platforms are listed in order of sales)
1.) Lego: Jurassic World | Warner Bros. (360, 3DS, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PS4, Vita)
2.) Batman: Arkham Knight | Warner Bros. (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
3.) Minecraft | Microsoft/Sony (360, PS3 ,Xbox One, PS4)
4.) Grand Theft Auto V | Rockstar (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
5.) Rory Mcilroy PGA Tour | EA Sports (PS4, Xbox One)
6.) The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited | Bethesda (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
7.) Destiny | Activision (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
8.) Mortal Kombat X | Warner Bros. (PS4, Xbox One)
9.) FIFA 15 | EA Sports (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, Wii, Vita, 3DS)
10.) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare | Activision (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
For a good round-up on all things known about July's NPD Group data we recommend NeoGAF.
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