The annual Black Friday sales beginning last week produced a spike in game sales of almost two million, according to new figures from MCV.
1.8 million pieces of game software were sold during the sales period, which follows Thanksgiving in the USA every year.
Of consoles sold on the day, 86% were either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. This is a blow to Nintendo’s Wii U since last year, when only 75% of consoles came from the big two manufacturers. Nintendo should take comfort from predictions yesterday that their next console will do markedly better than the dire sales achieved over the last three years.
The sales spike was smaller than last year’s, with 9% fewer sales than the same week in 2014.
The top ten game sales for the week ending November 28th were:
- FIFA 16, EA
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Activision Blizzard
- Star Wars Battlefront, EA
- Fallout 4, Bethesda
- Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Sony
- Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
- Minecraft: Story Mode, Telltale Games
- Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft
- Rise of the Tomb Raider, Square Enix
- Forza Motorsport 6, Microsoft