NPD: Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are best-sellers for April 2019

The NPD Group has revealed which games were top sellers in the U.S. for April 2019, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu, Let’s Go Eevee, Pokémon Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The full results in each relevant category are as follows:

Software

Here are the top 20 best-selling games from April.

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Days Gone
  3. MLB 19: The Show
  4. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2**
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice**
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4**
  9. NBA 2K19
  10. Yoshi’s Crafted World*
  11. Red Dead Redemption II
  12. Mario Kart 8*
  13. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  14. Minecraft***
  15. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  16. Final Fantasy X2/X-2 HD Remaster
  17. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  18. Jump Force
  19. Battlefield V*
  20. Borderlands

*Digital sales not included
**PC digital sales not included
***Xbox One and PlayStation 4 digital sales are included for Minecraft

Total software sales for April came out to $427 million, a 15% increase from last year. In addition to the two big releases of Mortal Kombat 11 and Days Gone, live-service games like Ubisoft’s The Division 2 and Black Ops 4 continued to perform well last month.

Best-selling games of 2019 so far

  1. Kingdom Hearts III
  2. Mortal Kombat 11
  3. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2**
  4. Anthem**
  5. Resident Evil 2 remake
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  7. Red Dead Redemption II
  8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice**
  9. Jump Force
  10. MLB 19: The Show

Nintendo Switch’s best-selling games of April 2019

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  3. Yoshi’s Crafted World*
  4. Mario Kart 8
  5. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Super Mario Party*
  8. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
  9. Super Mario Odyssey
  10. Labo Toy-Con 04 VR Kit

Nintendo 3DS’s best-selling games of April 2019

  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun*
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon*
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D*
  4. Super Mario Maker*
  5. Super Smash Bros.*
  6. Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn*
  7. Detective Pikachu*
  8. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey*
  9. Mario Kart 7*
  10. Super Mario 3D Land*

Hardware and accessories

Consumer spending on hardware was at $160 million, a 29% decrease compared to a year ago. Except for the Nintendo Switch, all other hardware platforms experienced a decline in sales.

“Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of both April as well as year-to-date across both unit and dollar sales,” said Piscatella. “The Nintendo Switch 32GB with neon red and blue joy cons is the best-selling individual hardware item of 2019.”

Source: VentureBeat.com

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