NPD Group reveals Detective Pikachu, Pokémon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon and Pokkén Tournament DX are among the best-selling games of March 2018

The NPD Group has revealed which games were top sellers in the U.S. for March 2018, including Detective PikachuPokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and Pokkén Tournament DX. The full results in each category are as follows:

Nintendo 3DS

  1. Detective Pikachu
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  3. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  4. Mario Kart 7
  5. Super Smash Bros.
  6. Minecraft
  7. Super Mario Maker
  8. Super Mario 3D Land
  9. Kirby: Battle Royale
  10. Mario Party: The Top 100

Nintendo Switch (physical only)

  1. Kirby Star Allies
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. Super Mario Odyssey
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. Splatoon 2
  6. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  7. Pokken Tournament DX
  8. Bayonetta 2
  9. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  10. ARMS

The best-selling games of 2018 so far

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. Monster Hunter: World
  3. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. NBA 2K18
  7. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds**
  8. Sea Of Thieves
  9. MLB 18: The Show
  10. Mario Kart 8*

The best-selling games over the last 12 months

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. NBA 2K18
  3. Destiny 2**
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. Super Mario Odyssey*
  6. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017**
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Mario Kart 8*
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

*No digital sales included
**No PC digital sales included

Hardware and accessories

Compared to March 2017, consumers spent less on hardware last month — $331 million, down 32 percent from $485 million. But year to date, hardware-spending is at a high, generating $925 million so far in 2018. This was driven mainly by Microsoft’s Xbox One, though Sony’s PlayStation 4 remains the best-selling console in March and 2018. The Nintendo Switch 32GB with red and blue Joycon controllers was the best-selling hardware in March and 2018.

Source: VentureBeat.com

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