05:31 PM - November 12, 2013 by MMChrisS
The Playstation 4 is dropping on Friday, and we're really seeing some interesting sales trends become evident on the Amazon best sellers list for the PlayStation 4. The top selling sports/racing genre game is Need for Speed Rivals, which comes in as the sixth overall game on the best-sellers list.
NBA Live 14
NBA Live 14
The big AAA team sports are also all having strong sales amongst items related to the PS4 platform. NBA 2K14 (8th), Madden NFL 25 (10th), and FIFA Soccer 14 (11th) are all among the top selling launch titles for the PlayStation 4. It stands to reason that each of those three games are seeing strong sales, as they are among the biggest sports game releases on the new console.
However, not all is good news as NBA Live 14 checks in at #65 on the best-sellers list. Considering we have seen exactly zero actual gameplay, there is a chance the series could be set for a very disappointing re-launch sales wise. If reviews of Live 14 come in low, it will be interesting to see how much stomach for the series' future EA is going to have. With Live 14 hitting shelves next Tuesday, there's no wonder people are hesitant about pulling the trigger -- the only hope for the series seeing success commercially will have to be on a very surprising strong critical performance to drive word of mouth sales.
Another interesting tidbit is that Pre-Orders of MLB 14 The Show actually bring it in at #42 on the list -- actually above NBA Live 14.