Mat Piscatella is a market researcher at the NPD Group. He tracks sales records for video game hardware and software. This will cover the best selling video game console and the top selling titles for the United States.
April 2020 sales report came out late this month. It shows that the Nintendo Switch was again the best selling platform in the US. Additionally, dollar sales have reached 160%, which is more than April of last year, 2019.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons released back in March for the Nintendo Switch and was the best selling game on the console. This is followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Just Dance 2020 from Ubisoft. Furthermore in their respected order, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from Sora and BANDAI Namco, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword, Square Enix/s Trials of Mana, and last up, Super Mario Party had all made it on the top 10 selling Switch titles.
Next up is Microsoft’s Xbox ONE; the 2019 remake of Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Remastered, and Take-Two Interactive’s and Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V made the top 3. Numerous other games also made the list. This includes titles such as Take-Two Interactive’s NBA 2K20, Capcom’s Resident Evil 3, Madden NFL 20 from EA Sports, Red Dead Redemption II, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order, and FIFA 20.
The last top 10 will cover best selling games on the Sony PlayStation 4. The first three include Final Fantasy VII: Remake from Square Enix, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Take-Two’s NBA 2K20. These games are followed by Grand Theft Auto V from Rockstar Games and Take-Two again, SIE Worldwide Studio’s MLB: The Show 20, Capcom’s Resident Evil 3, Predator: Hunting Grounds; EA’s Madden NFL 20, Atlus’ and SEGA’s Persona 5: Royal, and finally from Microsoft, Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition.
For more, give the NPD Group’s official website a visit to get a better look at the data.