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U.S: Here’s the NPD sales results for August 2019

It is that time of the month when The NPD Group releases their monthly sales report on the video game industry. This month’s report reveals how video game hardware and software did during the month of August 2019. Once again, Nintendo had a successful month. Fire Emblem: Three Houses was the highest Nintendo-exclusive title to chart for this month, but it is not the only game to chart so well. According to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, “five of the top 10 best-selling video games of August 2019 are Nintendo platform exclusives. Astral Chain launched as the 10th best-selling game of August, the only new release to place amongst the top 10 sellers of the month”. Here’s the chart data:

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

  1. Madden NFL 20**
  2. Minecraft***
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Fire Emblem: Three Houses*
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  6. Super Mario Maker 2*
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Mortal Kombat 11
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. Astral Chain*
  11. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  13. Red Dead Redemption II
  14. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  15. Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  16. Super Mario Party*
  17. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order*
  18. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  19. The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
  20. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

* Digital sales not included
^ PC digital sales not included
# Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One included

The best-selling games of 2019 so far

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Kingdom Hearts III
  3. Madden NFL 20**
  4. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2**
  5. Anthem**
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  7. Resident Evil 2 2019
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Red Dead Redemption II
  10. Days Gone

The best-selling games of the last 12 months

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4**
  3. NBA 2K19
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  5. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  6. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. FIFA 19**
  9. Madden NFL 19**
  10. Battlefield V**

Nintendo Switch’s best-selling games of August 2019

  1. Fire Emblem: Three Houses*
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  3. Super Mario Maker 2*
  4. Mario Kart 8*
  5. Astral Chain*
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Super Mario Party*
  8. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order*
  9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  10. Minecraft*

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

  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun*
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon*
  3. Super Mario Maker*
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D*
  5. Super Mario 3D Land*
  6. Super Smash Bros.*
  7. Mario Kart 7*
  8. Detective Pikachu*
  9. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth*
  10. Animal Crossing: New Leaf*


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