The best selling games in NZ for 2014


The best selling games in NZ for 2014

Jan 9, 2015

As per our previous post for Australia, the NPD data is in for 2014 so we thought it would be an ideal time to show you the best selling games in NZ at retail for the year. For some there would be a few surprise results (especially the number 1 across all platforms) and for those that have been following the charts, perhaps no surprises at all.

Again, the Top 10 games sold this year shows the broad appeal of games to New Zealanders.  The Top 10 covers a range of games that appeal to a range of audiences reflecting the fact that most New Zealanders play games.

The top performers in NZ for 2014 were as follows:

Top 10 titles overall

Title Publisher
1 Minecraft Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)
2 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Activision (Activision Blizzard)
3 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games (Take 2)
4 Destiny Activision (Activision Blizzard)
5 FIFA 15 Electronic Arts
6 Far Cry 4 Ubisoft
7 Watch Dogs Ubisoft
8 Call Of Duty: Ghosts Activision (Activision Blizzard)
9 Battlefield 4 Electronic Arts
10 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Ubisoft

 

The Top 10 titles sold for each platform in 2014 were as follows:

PC

Title Publisher
1 The Sims 4 Electronic Arts
2 The Sims 3: Starter Pack Electronic Arts
3 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Blizzard Entertainment (Activision Blizzard)
4 The Elder Scrolls Online Bethesda Softworks
5 The Sims 3: Island Paradise Expansion Pack Electronic Arts
6 The Sims 3: University Life Expansion Pack Electronic Arts
7 The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Pack Electronic Arts
8 The Sims 3: Pets Electronic Arts
9 Titanfall Electronic Arts
10 Battlefield 4 Electronic Arts

PS4

1 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Activision (Activision Blizzard)
2 Destiny Activision (Activision Blizzard)
3 inFAMOUS Second Son Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)
4 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games (Take 2)
5 Far Cry 4 Ubisoft
6 Watch Dogs Ubisoft
7 The Last of Us Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)
8 Driveclub Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)
9 FIFA 15 Electronic Arts
10 Assassin’s Creed: Unity Ubisoft

XBOX One

1 Halo: The Master Chief Collection Microsoft
2 Destiny Activision (Activision Blizzard)
3 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Activision (Activision Blizzard)
4 Titanfall Electronic Arts
5 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games (Take 2)
6 Forza Horizon 2 Microsoft
7 Forza Motorsport 5 Microsoft
8 Far Cry 4 Ubisoft
9 Watch Dogs Ubisoft
10 Assassin’s Creed: Unity Ubisoft

Wii U

1 Super Smash Bros. Nintendo
2 Mario Kart 8 Nintendo
3 Super Mario 3D World Nintendo
4 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Nintendo
5 Hyrule Warriors Nintendo
6 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Nintendo
7 Bayonetta 2 Nintendo
8 New Super Mario Bros. U Nintendo
9 Skylanders Trap Team Activision (Activision Blizzard)
10 The LEGO Movie Videogame Warner Bros. Interactive

PS3

1 Minecraft Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)
2 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Activision (Activision Blizzard)
3 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games (Take 2)
4 Call Of Duty: Ghosts Activision (Activision Blizzard)
5 FIFA 15 Electronic Arts
6 Gran Turismo 6 Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)
7 Watch Dogs Ubisoft
8 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Ubisoft
9 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Activision (Activision Blizzard)
10 Battlefield 4 Electronic Arts

Xbox 360

1 Minecraft Microsoft
2 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Activision (Activision Blizzard)
3 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games (Take 2)
4 Call Of Duty: Ghosts Activision (Activision Blizzard)
5 FIFA 15 Electronic Arts
6 Forza Motorsport 4 Microsoft
7 Destiny Activision (Activision Blizzard)
8 Skate 3 Electronic Arts
9 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Ubisoft
10 The LEGO Movie Videogame Warner Bros. Interactive

Nintendo Wii

1 Disney Infinity Disney Interactive Studios
2 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Warner Bros. Interactive
3 Skylanders SWAP Force Activision (Activision Blizzard)
4 Skylanders Trap Team Activision (Activision Blizzard)
5 Game Party 3 Warner Bros. Interactive
6 Just Dance 2015 Ubisoft
7 Sports/Sports Resort Nintendo
8 Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Warner Bros. Interactive
9 Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Disney Interactive Studios
10 Mario Kart Wii Nintendo

Nintendo 3DS

1 Pokemon Omega Ruby Nintendo
2 Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Nintendo
3 Super Smash Bros. Nintendo
4 Pokemon X Nintendo
5 Pokemon Y Nintendo
6 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo
7 Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nintendo
8 Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Nintendo
9 Yoshi’s New Island Nintendo
10 Fire Emblem: Awakening Nintendo

Nintendo DS

1 Pokemon White Version 2 Nintendo
2 Pokemon Black Version 2 Nintendo
3 New Carnival Games 2K Games (Take 2)
4 Go Diego Go! Great Dinosaur Rescue 2K Games (Take 2)
5 Nintendo Presents: Crossword Collection Nintendo
6 Dora & Friends Pet Shelter 2K Games (Take 2)
7 Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed Activision (Activision Blizzard)
8 Jewel Master: Cradle of Persia Rising Star
9 Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage? D3Publisher
10 Barbie: Dreamhouse Party Majesco

Playstation Vita

1 Minecraft Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)
2 Borderlands 2 Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)
3 Killzone: Mercenary Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)
4 Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Square Enix Inc
5 The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)
6 Tearaway Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)
7 God of War Collection Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)
8 The Jak and Daxter Trilogy Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)
9 Lego Marvel Super Heroes Warner Bros. Interactive
10 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Bandai Namco Games

Playstation Portable

1 Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Disney Interactive Studios
2 Need for Speed: Most Wanted Electronic Arts
3 Lego Batman Warner Bros. Interactive
4 Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines Ubisoft
5 Toy Story 3 Disney Interactive Studios
6 FIFA 13 Electronic Arts
7 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Lucasarts
8 Brothers In Arms: D-Day Ubisoft
9 Surf’s Up Ubisoft
10 Gran Turismo Sony Computer Ent. (Sony)

Our friends at MCV Pacific also compiled a great image of all of the weekly number one games sold this year. Check it out:

 

New Zealand

 

 

Chart Source: NPD Group Australia. Time Period Jan 6 – Dec 28 2014. Category: Portable Game Software, Console Software, PC Games

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