July NPD numbers are out and Xbox One is doing exceptionally well. Xbox One saw a sales jump of 44% over the same time last year. NPD announced that the next generation consoles have outperformed the previous gen 21 months into their lifecycle. Xbox One and PS4 have sold nearly 50% more over the previous gen. Cumulative console hardware sales have been slow against the previous year, with all gaming hardware only showing a 2% jump, mostly coming from the huge jump in sales from Xbox.
Microsoft also announced that Xbox Live (Xbox One and Xbox 360) increased by 22% worldwide. “Xbox One and Xbox Live continued to see strong sales and engagement in July, with Xbox One sales in the U.S. up 44 percent over July 2014 and active global Xbox Live users (Xbox One and Xbox 360) up 22 percent. Building on that, we just returned from ChinaJoy in Shanghai and gamescom in Germany where we showcased the greatest lineup in Xbox history including an incredible lineup of 15 premium exclusive games releasing this year and next, along with the ability to play your Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One starting in November. Additionally, Windows 10 launched on July 29, enabling Xbox One owners to stream their games to Windows 10 PCs and laptops in their homes. We are committed to delivering gamers the games, gaming experiences and value they can’t find on any other platform, and we are pleased to see that they are responding.”
Surprisingly, Lego Jurrassic Park topped game sales for the month. Not one exclusive was on the charts in July. Here’s the full chart:
1. LEGO: Jurassic World
2. Batman: Arkham Knight
4. Grand Theft Auto 5
5. Rory Mcilroy PGA Tour
6. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
8. Mortal Kombat X
9. FIFA 15
10. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
This is great news for console gamers in general, as this proves that Consoles are here to stay.