alexanndria (prettywitch) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

10 (5) best-selling video games (so far) of 2014

The next generation of consoles is starting to shake up the sales charts.

With the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, there's a new mid-year sales leader in the videogame industry—and it's not Call of Duty for a change.

9) inFAMOUS Second Son

It's proved so popular that it was credited with doubling PS4 sales in the UK during its first week—and sold 1 million copies in just nine days.

8) Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Fans universally loved the game, but initial sales were weaker than its predecessor (something Ubisoft blamed on the console transition).

Life-to-date, though, the publisher says the game has shipped more than 11 million copies.

7) Grand Theft Auto V

It came out last September, but demand for this long-awaited installment in the "Grand Theft Auto" series has remained strong in 2014.

That's due in part to the game's rich multiplayer mode, which has retained players long after they've finished the (extensive) single player mode.

Life to date, Grand Theft Auto V has sold more than 33 million units, according to publisher Take-Two Interactive Software.

6) Minecraft

In May 2012, its creator released a version for the Xbox 360—and it has been a steady seller ever since. Last year, it's sales topped Disney's highly publicized (and multiplatform) "Disney Infinity"—and it doesn't seem to be slowing down.

Life to date, Minecraft has sold over 35 million copies across various platforms.

5) Battlefield

The game had plenty of bugs and glitches when it was released, but Battlefield 4 is still one of the best looking games for any of the next generation systems—and that graphical prowess has helped keep it on the sales charts.

EA, meanwhile, has poured resources into resolving the problems (and the franchise's strong resonance with players hasn't hurt).

rest at the src

sad excuse for an e3 post tbh.
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