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

The NPD Group has revealed which games were top sellers in the U.S. for April 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. Pokémon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokémon: Ultra Moon
  3. Detective Pikachu
  4. Super Smash Bros.
  5. Mario Kart 7
  6. Super Mario 3D Land
  7. Minecraft
  8. Super Mario Maker
  9. Mario Party: The Top 100
  10. Kirby: Battle Royale

Nintendo Switch (physical only)

  1. Labo Toy-Con 01 Variety Kit
  2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  3. Mario Kart 8
  4. Super Mario Odyssey
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  6. Kirby Star Allies
  7. Labo Toy-Con 02 Robot Kit
  8. Splatoon 2
  9. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  10. Pokken Tournament DX

The best-selling games of 2018 so far

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. Monster Hunter: World
  3. God of War 2018
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. NBA 2K18
  8. MLB 18: The Show
  9. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds**
  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. Far Cry 5
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  10. Mario Kart 8*

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

Hardware and accessories

Spending on hardware grew 15 percent year-over-year in April from $195 million to $225 million, thanks mainly due to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo’s SNES Classic. Sony came out on top — PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console last month as well as year-to-date, and its PlayStation 4 Pro bundle with God of War generated the most dollar sales. “PlayStation 4 generated the highest April unit sales for a console since Nintendo Wii in April 2009, and the highest April dollar sales for a console since Nintendo Wii in April 2008,” said Piscatella.



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