US: NPD Group Says Nintendo Switch Was Best-Selling System In January 2019

The latest sales figures have come in from the United States courtesy of the NPD Group for the month of January 2019. It was a good month for the Nintendo Switch despite two big titles, Kingdom Hearts 3 and Resident Evil 2 Remake, skipping the platform. Nintendo’s latest system was the best-selling. Here’s the best-sellers in the United States during January:

“Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of January 2019. Both in dollar and unit sales,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “Switch was the only console platform to show year-on-year sales growth.”

But the Switch couldn’t buoy the entire market. Sales were still down overall — although that doesn’t necessarily mean they were disappointing. This is part of the naturally ebb-and-flow of hardware trends.

The best-selling games of January 2019 in the U.S.

  1. Kingdom Hearts III
  2. Resident Evil 2 2019
  3. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  6. Red Dead Redemption II
  7. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  8. NBA 2K19
  9. Mario Kart 8*
  10. Grand Theft Auto V
  11. Madden NFL 19**
  12. Tales Of Vesperia
  13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  14. Battlefield V^
  15. Super Mario Party*
  16. Minecraft***
  17. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  18. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  19. FIFA 19**
  20. Super Mario Odyssey*

The best-selling games of the last 12 months

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  3. NBA 2K19
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  5. Madden NFL 19**
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  7. Far Cry 5
  8. God of War 2018
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  10. Mario Kart 8*

Nintendo Switch’s best-selling games of January 2019

  1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  3. Mario Kart 8
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. Super Mario Party
  6. Super Mario Odyssey
  7. Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu
  8. Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee
  9. Splatoon 2
  10. Tales of Vesperia

Nintendo 3DS’s best-selling games of January 2019

  1. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  3. Mario Kart 7
  4. Luigi’s Mansion
  5. Super Smash Bros.
  6. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  7. Super Mario 3D Land
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  9. New Super Mario Bros. 2
  10. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds




      1. I second this.

        For me, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was one of those games that made playing in GameCube and Wii U so much fun. It wasn’t a surprise why the game managed to won many players.

        Bring in Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess as well.

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  1. N-DUB nation. Nintendo Domination everywhere, except weird UK, even there three Switch games are in the Top 10.

    Commander xbots are being vanquished in their on home backyard.


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