Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10. As a note all sales figures are retail only.
This week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in July 2014. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling games in 2014 (through July 19) and the week before that the top 10 selling PlayStation 4 games (2014 update).
Looking at the top 10 selling games in July 2014, four games were released in 2013 and six were released in 2014. There were two new releases this month.
The top 10 selling games in July 2014 have sold 4.08 million units. The top selling game, Yokai Watch 2, was the only game to sell one million units, with sales of 1.93 million units. Only one other game sold more than 500,000 units, while the top five sold more than 200,000 units. The entire top 10 sold more than 100,000 units.
When you break it down by publisher there are six first party titles and four third party titles. When it comes to first party titles there are three Nintendo titles, two Sony titles and one Microsoft title. When it comes to third party titles there are two Ubisoft titles, one level 5 title, and one Electronic Arts title.
The three Nintendo titles sold a combined 0.73 million units or 17.89 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Sony titles sold 0.85 million units or 20.83 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The one Microsoft title sold 0.19 million units or 4.66 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
The one Level 5 title, Yokai Watch 2, sold 1.93 million units or 47.30 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Ubisoft titles sold 0.26 million units or 6.37 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The one Electronic Arts title, FIFA Soccer 14, sold 0.12 million units or 2.94 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
When you break you look at the top 10 selling games in July 2014 as a graph, it shows how one major release, Yokai Watch 2, sold far above any other game. The game managed to sell nearly as many games the other nine games in the top 10 combined.
When you take a look at the top 10 games by platform there are seven games for home consoles and three for handhelds. There are five games for PlayStation consoles, three for the PlayStation 4 and two for the PlayStation 3. There are four games for Nintendo consoles, three for the 3DS and one for the Wii U. There is one game for Microsoft consoles, the Xbox 360.
Side note: The PlayStation 4 is not only the top selling home console, but also the top selling platform in July 2014 with sales of 544,067 units. There have been 237,563 Wii U’s sold, 223,384 Xbox One’s sold, 1195,364 PlayStation 3’s sold, 114,997 Xbox 360’s sold, and 31,228 Wii’s sold.
The 3DS is by far the bestselling handheld in July 2014 with sales of 469,643 units. The PlayStation Vita sold 173,196 units and the PSP just 21,141 units.
The 3DS has sold the most games for the month of July with 3.56 million games sold. When you look at the other handhelds the DS sold 0.77 million games, the Vita 0.62 million games, and the PSP 0.24 million games.
The PlayStation 3 sold the most games for a home console with 3.39 million games sold. There were 2.66 million games sold for the Xbox 360, 1.62 million sold for the PlayStation 4, 0.99 million sold for the Wii, 0.84 million sold for the Wii U, and 0.53 million sold for the Xbox One.
A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.