As the year progresses, gamers have quickly learned that there are quite a few games to keep an eye on. With an ample amount of blockbuster titles still on the horizon, however, it’s still important to look back and see which games resonated with consumers. With that said, the top selling games for the month of April have been revealed and they should come as no surprise to gamers.
According to the latest numbers release by NDP Group, Mortal Kombat X claimed the top spot as the best selling game for the month of April, with Grand Theft Auto 5 snagging second place on the charts.
It’s important to note that these sales are marked by the accumulative total that each game sold across all platforms, which is the reason that several new releases were eclipsed by the combined multi-platform sales of any given title. If that weren’t the case, newer releases like Bloodborne, Mario Party 10, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D all would have placed in the top ten, according to the NDP Group. Sadly, console-exclusives have the disadvantage in this regard.
With that in mind, here’s a list of the top ten selling games for April 2015:
- Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
- Grand Theft Auto 5 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Battlefield Hardline (PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
- Minecraft (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)
- NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Super Smash Bros. (3DS, Wii U)
- Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
Mortal Kombat X‘s emergence as the best selling game last month should come as no surprise to those that have been following the immensely popular fighting title. Adding a number of new and gory fatalities, coupled with the longstanding appeal that the franchise has always managed to maintain through said gore-filled maneuvers, the latest entry managed to impress both critically and commercially – although its awesome commercial may have helped.
In comparison to April 2014, software sales have risen 13% in this year over year comparison, which equates to $256.7 million in total. That’s a rather impressive number, provided the report is accurate, and just goes to show how big of an impact a few big releases can have on the charts.
On that note, it’s interesting to see Super Smash Bros. still hanging in there as a big seller, but May’s sales rankings could end up looking very different with the arrival of massive titles like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt now imminent. Only time will tell, though.
Were you surprised by any of the top ten sellers for April 2015? Which games do you think will top next month’s sales? Get at us in the comments.