NPD Group reveals Pokémon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon and Super Smash Bros are among the best-selling games of September 2018

The NPD Group has revealed which games were top sellers in the U.S. for September 2018, including Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The full results in each category are as follows:

Nintendo 3DS*

  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  3. Mario Kart 7
  4. Super Smash Bros.
  5. Minecraft
  6. Super Mario 3D Land
  7. Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps
  8. Warioware: Gold
  9. Mario Party: The Top 100
  10. Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: White Dog Squad

Nintendo Switch*

  1. Super Mario Party
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. Super Mario Odyssey
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. Mega Man 11
  6. Mario Tennis Aces
  7. Splatoon 2
  8. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  9. Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate
  10. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy

Software chart

NPD tracks physical sales at retailers, but it also gets digital data directly from publishers. But not every company participates. For example, Nintendo doesn’t share its first-party sales, and Activision Blizzard does not provide its Battle.net sales.

These charts are sorted by dollar sales — not number of units sold. 

  1. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  2. NBA 2K19
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  4. FIFA 19**
  5. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  6. Madden NFL 19**
  7. Forza Horizon 4
  8. Destiny 2**
  9. Super Mario Party*
  10. NHL 19
  11. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  12. WWE 2K19
  13. Grand Theft Auto V
  14. Mario Kart 8
  15. Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker
  16. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  17. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  18. Super Mario Odyssey*
  19. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  20. Minecraft**

Best selling games so far this year

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. God of War 2018
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  4. Monster Hunter: World
  5. NBA 2K19
  6. Madden NFL 19**
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Call of Duty: WWII**
  9. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  10. Mario Kart 8*

Best selling games of the last 12 months

  1. Call of Duty: WWII**
  2. Super Mario Odyssey*
  3. Far Cry 5
  4. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017**
  5. NBA 2K18
  6. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  7. God of War 2018
  8. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  9. Monster Hunter: World
  10. NBA 2K19

*Does not include digital sales.
*Does not include PC digital sales.

Hardware and accessories

Console hardware sales were down slightly in September in terms of dollar sales, but that is not a sign that people are purchasing fewer new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 system.

“Hardware spending in September 2018 fell 3 percent when compared to a year ago, to $306 million,” said Piscatella. “Significant gains in spending on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware were offset by declines across all other platforms.”

In terms of how hardware is performing overall, the ecosystem is still strong.

“For the 2018 year-to-date period, hardware spending has increased 18 percent to $2.4 billion,” said Piscatella. “Spending gains for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and plug-n-play devices such as the NES Classic and SNES Classic have driven growth.”

Source: VentureBeat.com

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