Splatoon secures fifth place in NPD’s May software chart


Despite being on sale for only three days in May, Splatoon can celebrate a successful launch in the United States having placed fifth in NPD’s software charts for the month.

The only single-platform release to chart in the top ten, it beat out competition from Call of duty: Advanced Warfare, NBA 2K15, FIFA 15 and MLB 15: The Show, with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS holding in tenth place.

In Microsoft and Sony’s continued battle, every game in the software chart saw the PlayStation 4 version outsell the Xbox One – except for Minecraft.

1. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
2. Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
3. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
4. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
5. Splatoon (Wii U)
6. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, PC)
7. NBA 2K15 (360, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PC)
8. FIFA 15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, Wii , 3DS, Vita)
9. MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
10. Super Smash Bros. (3DS, Wii U)

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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