It appears the only thing people like to do more in video games than run around shooting each other, is to play football or run around on planets shooting Hive scum, and sometimes each other.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the top selling game of 2014, with Bungie's Destiny taking the number three spot. Both are Activision published titles. Madden NFL 15 was the second most popular, according to NPD's year end report. The sales only include physical sales of games for console, portable and PC.
Total video game industry sales, not including digital sales, hit $13.1 billion for the year, up about one percent from 2013's $12.94 billion, according to NPD.
While NPD didn't release per console sales for 2014, group analyst Liam Callahan said that "after 14 months on the market, cumulative sales of PS4 and Xbox One exceed the Xbox 360 and PS3 cumulative 14 month total by 65 percent."
He added that bundles were a major driver of hardware sales this December.
December's top selling game was also Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Grand Theft Auto 5 and Madden NFL 15. Destiny took the number nine spot.
The full list of 2014's top games, in order, is below:
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Madden NFL 15
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Super Smash Bros (for 3DS and Wii U)
- NBA 2K15
- Watch Dogs
- FIFA 15
- Call of Duty Ghosts