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Old 02-22-2018, 01:05 AM   #1
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NPD Jan 2018: Monster Hunter World tops software, Switch tops hardware

Switch beats PS4/XBX again, and Dissidia Final Fantasy bombed in North America as well, maybe they should've pushed it out to Feb instead of going head to head with Monster Hunter World.

NPD Jan 2018: Monster Hunter World tops software, Switch tops hardware

Here are the numbers for January 2018:
  • Total: $1.096 billion (up 59 percent from $690 million in January 2017)
  • Hardware: $278 million (up 119 percent from $127 million)
  • PC and console software: $517 million (up 51 percent from $343 million)
  • Accessories: $301 million (up 37 percent from $220 million)


Dollar sales of Console, Portable and PC Games Software combined to reach $517 million in January 2018, up 51 percent versus a year ago. January dollar sales of software reached the highest total since the $549 million generated in January 2011.

Monster Hunter: World was the month's top-selling title overall, while also leading on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. Sales of Monster Hunter: World represent an all-time launch month high for the Monster Hunter franchise in the U.S.

Dragon Ball: Fighterz was the second best-selling game of January. Launch month sales of Dragon Ball: Fighterz were the highest for a Dragon Ball franchise release since Dragon Ball Z: Budokai, which released in December 2002. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse also made the January all platforms best-sellers chart, ranking at #16.

Software sales on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC all achieved significant growth of over 40 percent in January when compared to a year ago. Capcom was January's leading publisher in software dollar sales.


January hardware dollar sales of $278 million is the highest level achieved since the $323 million sold in January 2011. Over one million units of hardware sold in January 2018, also the highest tally since January 2011.

PlayStation 4, Switch and Xbox One all performed well in the month of January. The Nintendo Switch sold the most systems, but Sony’s PlayStation 4 generated the most revenue. In dollar sales, the gap between the top-selling platform and the third best-selling was only 3 percent.

January 2018 Nintendo 3DS hardware dollar sales are the best recorded for a January month since 2014, while unit sales were the highest since January 2013.

Rankings - Top 20 Software

1. Monster Hunter: World
2. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
3. Call of Duty: WWII
4. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds*
5. Grand Theft Auto V
6. NBA 2K18
7. Super Mario Odyssey**
8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
9. Mario Kart 8**
10. Madden NFL 18
11. Star Wars: Battlefront II*
12. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
13. UFC 3
14. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
15. FIFA 18*
16. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse
17. The Sims 4*
18. Splatoon 2**
19. Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT
20. Need for Speed: Payback*

* No PC digital sales
** No digital sales

The best-selling games over the last 12 months

1. Call of Duty: WWII
2. NBA 2K18
3. Destiny 2*
4. Madden NFL 18
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
6. Grand Theft Auto V
7. Star Wars: Battlefront II*
8. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
9. Super Mario Odyssey**
10. Mario Kart 8**

Ranking by System

Xbox One
  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  3. Call of Duty: WWII
  4. Dragon Ball Fighterz
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  7. NBA 2K18
  8. Madden NFL 18
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  10. UFC 3

PlayStation 4
  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Dragon Ball Fighterz
  3. Call of Duty: WWII
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. NBA 2K18
  6. Madden NFL 18
  7. Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT
  8. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  9. UFC 3
  10. FIFA 18

Nintendo Switch**
  1. Super Mario Odyssey
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Pokken Tournament DX
  6. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  7. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  8. ARMS
  9. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  10. Doom 2016

Nintendo 3DS**
  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  3. Mario Kart 7
  4. Mario Party: The Top 100
  5. Minecraft
  6. Super Mario Maker
  7. Super Smash Bros.
  8. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
  9. New Super Mario Bros. 2
  10. Kirby: Battle Royale
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