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.

  1. The best-selling games of January 2018 in the U.S.
    – Isn’t it supposed to be 2019? If it isn’t my bad.

  2. 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.


    1. Excellent Report… The Commander will be pleased.
      Now, all we have to do is Commence Operation Rainfall on Platinum to Bring Scalebound.
      The Xbots will be blown to Phantom Dust!

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