Anthem and Nintendo Switch top NPD sales for the month
NPD analyst Mat Piscatella shared the details this week on the best selling games and console in the month of February 2019.
In terms of overall rankings, there’s not much to surprise on this front, as the biggest games of 2019 have been really pulling in sales the last couple of months, and are still going strong. All that said, it’s pretty easy to predict why many of these games are selling so well, because they’re for the most part amazing titles. But enough with the pleasantries, let’s get into some data.
For February 2019 specifically, the top three selling titles are, in descending order, Anthem, Jump Force and Kingdom Hearts III. The rest of the list is the pretty standard and expected mix of popular and new titles from various franchises. It’s a little shocking to see Minecraft still clinging to the 16th spot for the month, given the age of that title. In total, the games software segment generated around $457 million, a 15% increase compared to the same period last year. Video game hardware, software and accessories combined got a slight bump of 4% this period, totaling around $1.0 billion.
Kingdom Hearts III is still the best-selling game of 2019 so far, with Anthem and the Resident Evil 2 Remake finishing off the top 3 spots for these first couple months of 2019.
Red Dead Redemption II sits at the top for the past twelve month period that ended on February 2019. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and NBA 2K19 round out the top spots for that same 12 month period.
Now let’s move on to specific platforms and hardware sales numbers.
The PS4 had some pretty good sales this past month, being led by Anthem, followed by Jump Force and Kingdom Hearts III.
The Xbox One was a bit of a different story. Anthem and Jump Force still led the platform, but the number three slot was taken by Far Cry New Dawn and
The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console for both unit and dollar sales. It’s also the best-selling hardware platform in 2018 so far for the United States. In terms of Switch software, Mario games and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate took 4 of the top 5 spots this month, with the mainline Zelda title for the platform coming in at 4th to round out those placements.
Source: Mat Piscatella
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