Best Selling Software and Hardware for the Month of April 2020 | NPD Group (US)

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.

Nintendo Switch

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.

Xbox ONE

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.

PlayStation 4

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.



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Nintendo Switch Was the Best Selling Console in January 2020 – NPD Group (US Sales)

The NPD’s are out now for the month of January 2020. Last month, Nintendo Switch was the best selling console in the US. The Switch has also been the best selling console for over a year now.

While the Switch was the number one best selling console in the US last month, the best selling video game for that month was Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, followed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The third best selling game was Madden NFL 20. Next up is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K20, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, Ring Fit Adventure, and finally Red Dead Redemption II, respectively.

Those were the top ten best selling games for January 2020. Come back next month to learn about US February NPD sales.



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The Nintendo Switch Was the Best Selling Console and Here Are the Best Selling Games in the United States & Canada | NPD Numbers For July 2019

Best Selling Console

The NPD Group has released sales numbers for the gaming industry sales a few days early this time for July. It looks like the Nintendo Switch was the best selling console last month.

Video Games

Keep in mind that this list is for physical sales. Half of the games on this list were either published or developed by Nintendo. However, Electronic Arts’s Madden NFL 20 topped the list As for Nintendo, Fire Emblem: Three Houses came in second place with Super Mario Maker 2 in third. Other games that made the list were Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Minecraft from Mojang and Microsoft, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Grand Theft Auto V from RockStar Games, a game from Warner Bros. Interactive being Mortal Kombat 11, Mario Kart 8 (Deluxe for Switch), and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in tenth place.

In terms of sales, it looks like this was a good month for Nintendo in North America. Five of the ten best selling video games last month were published by Nintendo. Come back in next month to check out the sales for August.


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