NPD: Top 20 Selling Games Of 2018 & Other Industry Figures In The US

NPD: Top 20 Selling Games Of 2018 & Other Industry Figures In The US

The NPD has released software sales figures for 2018, revealing the heaviest hitters from last year.

While Nintendo had a difficult year competing with Sony’s PS4 line-up, some of its first-party offerings still sold decently well in 2018. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the 5th-best-selling game, and even Super Mario Party made it onto the list at 19th place.

Additionally, the game industry grew at a healthy pace during 2018 – totaling over $43 billion in revenue! This was a 17% increase up from the same statistics in 2017.

Check out the details below, courtesy of GoNintendo and VentureBeat:

Top 20 best-selling games of 2018

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  3. NBA 2K19
  4. Madden NFL 19
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  7. Far Cry 5
  8. God of War (2018)
  9. Monster Hunter: World
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  11. Grand Theft Auto V
  12. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  13. FIFA 19**
  14. Battlefield V**
  15. Super Mario Odyssey*
  16. Call of Duty: WWII**
  17. Dragon Ball: FighterZ
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  19. Super Mario Party*
  20. Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu*

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

Games industry in 2018

  • Revenue hit $43.4 billion
    • this up 17 percent from 2017’s $36.9 billion, and is a record year for the industry
  • Software sales made up $35.8 billion of that 2018 total
  • Hardware and peripherals earned $7.5 billion