US: Octopath Traveler Was The Bestselling Game In July 2018

US: Octopath Traveler Was The Bestselling Game In July 2018

NPD has released their sales data for the US market for July 2018.

The bestselling game in the US last month is none other than Octopath Traveler, which has seen incredible success elsewhere around the world. Other top selling Switch software include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at No. 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at No. 5.

Meanwhile on the hardware side of things, Nintendo Switch was the bestselling hardware in terms of units and dollars. Hardware sales have reached an all time high for a July month since July 2008.

Check out more details and breakdowns below:

Top 20 software

1. Octopath Traveler*
2. Grand Theft Auto V
3. Mario Kart 8*
4. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
6. Far Cry 5
7. Super Mario Odyssey*
8. The Crew 2
9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
10. Mario Tennis Aces *
11. FIFA 18**
12. Lego Incredibles
13. God of War (2018)
14. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker*
15. NBA 2K18
16. Call of Duty: WWII
17. Detroit: Become Human
18. MLB 18: The Show
19. Minecraft**
20. Destiny 2**

July 2018 totals

Total Industry: $749 million (up 14 percent from $655 million in July 2017)
Hardware: $217 million (up 19 percent from $182 million)
PC and console software: $246 million (down 12 percent from $280 million)
Accessories: $286 million (up 49 percent from $193 million)

Comparison between July 2017 and 2018 so far

Total: $6.769 billion (up 17 percent from $5.807 billion in 2017 year to date)
Hardware: $1.902 billion (up 21 percent from $1.572 billion)
PC and console software: $2.807 billion (up 5 percent from $2.687 billion)
Accessories: $2.060 billion (up 33 percent from $1.548 billion)

Other tidbits

– half of July’s top 10 best-sellers are Nintendo platform exclusives
– Nintendo is the top-selling full game software publisher for both July and year to date
– Switch is the only platform showing year-on-year growth in full-game dollar sales with gains of nearly 70 percent
– year-to-date sales of full-game software on Switch have more than doubled when compared to a year ago
– overall hardware spending in July 2018 grew 19 percent when compared to a year ago, to $217 million
– this was due to Xbox One, Switch, and the NES Classic Edition
– spending on hardware is up 21 percent to $1.9 billion year-to-date
– Xbox One, PlayStation 4, NES Classic Edition, and Super Nintendo Classic are the primary drivers
– Switch was July’s best-selling hardware platform in both dollars and units sold
– this is the seventh month that Switch has led in hardware dollar sales since launching in March 2017
– unit sales of Nintendo hardware in July 2018 reached its highest point for a July month since 2009

The best-selling games of 2018 so far

1. Far Cry 5
2. God of War (2018)
3. Monster Hunter: World
4. Call of Duty: WWII
5. Grand Theft Auto V
6. Dragon Ball Fighterz
7. Mario Kart 8*
8. NBA 2K18
9. MLB 18: The Show
10. Super Mario Odyssey

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. Far Cry 5
7. Star Wars: Battlefront II**
8. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
9. Grand Theft Auto V
10. God of War 2018

Nintendo Switch*

1. Octopath Traveler
2. Mario Kart 8
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
4. Super Mario Odyssey
5. Mario Tennis Aces
6. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
7. Splatoon 2
8. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy 9. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
10. Lego Incredibles

Nintendo 3DS*

1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
3. WarioWare: Gold
4. Mario Kart 7
5. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
6. Super Smash Bros.
7. Super Mario 3D Land
8. Minecraft
9. Super Mario Maker
10. Detective Pikachu

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