You've got to give credit to Ubisoft: it may not make games that get NeoGAF giddy, but it sure knows the market well. For Honor has climbed straight to the top of NPD charts in the United States for the month of February, with Ghost Recon: Wildlands surely the frontrunner to pull the same party trick in March's report.
The game – which only had 12 days of tracking – held off Resident Evil 7 and Grand Theft Auto V to take the top spot, while the uber-niche Nioh actually managed to sneak its way into ninth. Overall it was another spectacularly bad month for the industry, though, with sales down 21 per cent year-over-year, and a decline in hardware spend making up the bulk of that.
Still, the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling system of the month, and the Nintendo Switch's launch should help contribute to a rebound of kinds in March. For those wondering: Horizon: Zero Dawn will chart in next month's report, so that explains its absence – despite it technically launching on 28th February.
NPD Software Top Ten: February 2017
- For Honor
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
- Grand Theft Auto V
- NBA 2K17
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
- Madden NFL 17
- Battlefield 1