So the August NPD numbers are in and it’s looking increasingly more bright for the Xbox One division. Madden NFL 16 came in at the top spot while 2 of Microsoft’s Xbox One exclusives dominated any other exclusive for the month.
“With more of the greatest games lineup in Xbox history, support for Xbox 360 games, the New Xbox One Experience system update in November alongside Xbox One Backward Compatibility, and award-winning Xbox Elite Wireless Controller to follow this holiday, we’re excited to further build on this momentum in the months to come, Xbox One continued to gain momentum in August, with sales in the U.S. up 26 percent over August 2014”
With Rare Replay and Gears of War Ultimate dominating the UK charts and it taking up two spots in the top 10 for the month of August, Microsoft is in a pretty good position. Overall the gaming segment shrunk 2% over the previous year and it’s pretty obvious that the jump in Xbox One sales are keeping things relatively in the green.
Top 10 Best Selling Games for the Month:
- Madden NFL 16
- Gears Of War Ultimate Edition
- Grand Theft Auto V
- LEGO: Jurassic World
- Rare Replay
- Until Dawn
- Call Of Duty: Black Ops Combo Pack
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
With Halo 5, Forza Motorsport 6 and The Rise of the Tomb Raider all coming in the next few months, Microsoft might close that gap and take another holiday like they did in 2014.