According to NPG Group sales report for September, Destiny is the number one in sales. As for hardware, PlayStation 4 again is the sales leader. Due to the release of the new title, PS4 is still the top-selling console on the market.
Although there was some discussion over Xbox One taking the leading position, PS4 is on it again. If we have a look at the total number of hardware sales for the month, we will see that they are up from $183.4 in September last year to $432.7 million this year. 85% of the sales belong to consoles.
The success of PS4 is believed to be due to the release of Destiny. The sci-fi action game came with a special PS4 edition and became the most-played game on the platform which pushed the console to the top of the sales charts for September.
"September 2014 was a record-breaking month for PlayStation’s digital business, thanks in large part to the success of Destiny,” commented Eric Lempel, vice president of Sony Network Entertainment International.
The words of Lempel were also confirmed by Liam Callahan, analyst at NPD Group, who said that "The launch of Activision-published and Bungie-developed Destiny in September 2014 proved successful in a number of ways: year-to-date through September data it is the top-selling video game on a unit basis, making it the most successful launch of the year so far as well". Moreover, he commented that Destiny has "the best launch month of all-time for any new IP in video game software".
Indeed, Destiny is one of the most spectacular games at the moment with its incredible solar world and storyline. In the game, you are the Guardian of the last city on Earth and you explore the solar system, defending it from the Enemies. This is exactly what we can call an epic adventure game with its combination of legendary battles and breath-taking graphics and it is no surprise that it has made it to the number one in the sales chart.
Here are the first ten titles in the NPG Group sales report for September (only for physical copies):
1. Destiny (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3)
2. Madden NFL 15 (360, PS4, PS3, XBO)
3. FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, PS3, XBO, Wii, PSV, 3DS)
4. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
5. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4, XBO, PC)
6. NHL 15 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
7. Minecraft (360, PS3)
8. The Sims 4 (PC)
9. Disney Infinity 2.0 (360, PS3, NWU, PS4, XBO)
10. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (PS4, 360, PS3, XBO, PC)