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This the NPD data for 2018, which covers the sales for United States. The gaming industry generated $2.693 billion[1].


A total of $1.182 billion for Hardware. This is up 3% from 2017. For software, there was a total of $1,008 million, down 15% from from 2017. For Accessories, there was a total of $503 million, up 35% from 2017.

The dip in software is largely driven by Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII releasing in October rather than November. Despite that, sales for Call of Duty were strong. The game was the second fastest selling games on the PS4 and Xbox One, trailing only Call of Duty: WWII. Red Dead Redemption II had a stronger performance though. The game outsold the lifetime sales of its predecessor by 40% with only two months into its release. Despite the poor critical reception, Fallout 76 is the third best physical launch in the series, only falling behind Fallout 4 and New Vegas.

Pokémon broke new gross sales with Pokémon Let's Go. Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu achieved the second highest launch month sales in the franchise, only behind Pokémon Stadium. However, none of the Pokémon games are combined with their sister titles and previous mainline entries were on handhelds at significantly lower prices.


*means no Digital Data

** means no data from certain storefronts such as

Overall Top 20[]

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  3. Battlefield V**
  4. Fallout 76*
  5. Pokémon: Lets Go Pikachu*
  6. Pokémon: Lets Go Eevee*
  7. NBA 2K19
  8. Madden NFL 19^
  9. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  10. FIFA 19**
  11. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  12. Super Mario Party*
  13. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  14. Mario Kart 8*
  15. WWE 2K19
  16. God of War 2018
  17. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
  18. Just Dance 2019
  19. Grand Theft Auto V
  20. Forza Horizon 4

Best Selling Over Last 12 Months[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII*
  2. Red Dead Redemption II
  3. Call of Duty: WWII**
  4. NBA 2K19
  5. Far Cry 5
  6. Madden NFL 19**
  7. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  8. God of War (2018)
  9. Monster Hunter: World
  10. Super Mario Odyssey*

Best Selling 2018 So Far[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  2. Red Dead Redemption II
  3. NBA 2K19
  4. Far Cry 5
  5. Madden NFL 19**
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  7. God of War (2018)
  8. Monster Hunter: World
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey


  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  3. Fallout 76*
  4. Battlefield V
  5. NBA 2K19
  6. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  7. Madden NFL 19
  8. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  9. FIFA 19
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey


  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  3. Battlefield V
  4. Fallout 76*
  5. Madden NFL 19
  6. NBA 2K19
  7. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  8. FIFA 19
  9. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  10. Forza Horizon 4


There is no digital data for Switch games

  1. Pokémon: Lets Go Pikachu
  2. Pokémon: Lets Go Eevee
  3. Super Mario Party
  4. Mario Kart 8
  5. Super Mario Odyssey
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  7. Just Dance 2019
  8. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  9. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  10. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze


There is no digital data for 3DS games.

  1. Luigi’s Mansion
  2. Pokémon: Ultra Sun
  3. Pokémon: Ultra Moon
  4. Super Mario 3D Land
  5. Mario Kart 7
  6. Super Smash Bros.
  7. Minecraft
  8. Detective Pikachu
  9. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  10. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds