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NPD February 2018: Monster Hunter: World Dominates The Software Charts

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NPD February 2018: Monster Hunter: World Dominates The Software Charts


Industry-tracking firm NPD Group shared the latest video game sales in the United States for the month of February 2018, where we saw Monster Hunter: World dominate the charts. [Thanks, VentureBeat.]

First, we got a look at some key sales figures for February 2018, where we saw a big increase of plus 23-percent from the same period in 2017 that saw $811 million:
  • Total: $995 million (up 23 percent from $811 million in February 2017)
  • Hardware: $316 million (up 55 percent from $204 million)
  • PC and console software: $397 million (flat from $397 million)
  • Accessories: $282 million (up 35 percent from $210 million)


Here’s a quote from NPD analyst Mat Piscatella:

“Year to date, 2018 spending across video game hardware, software and accessories is up 39 percent when compared to the same period a year ago, to $2.1 billion. Growth has occurred across all categories, with hardware being the primary sales performance driver.”

Next, we got a look at the list of top-selling software of February 2018:
  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Call of Duty: WWII
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Shadow of the Colossus (2018)
  7. UFC 3
  8. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  9. Mario Kart 8*
  10. Super Mario Odyssey
  11. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  13. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds**
  14. Bayonetta 2*
  15. Madden NFL 18
  16. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  17. FIFA 18**
  18. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
  19. The Sims 4**
  20. Star Wars: Battlefront II

*No digital sales included
**No PC digital sales included


Here are some more specific charts for the three major console platforms:

PlayStation 4
  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Shadow of the Colossus (2018)
  3. Call of Duty: WWII
  4. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  5. UFC 3
  6. NBA 2K18
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  9. Madden NFL 18
  10. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege


Xbox One
  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  3. Call of Duty: WWII
  4. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  5. NBA 2K18
  6. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  7. UFC 3
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Origins


Nintendo Switch (physical only)
  1. Mario Kart 8
  2. Super Mario Odyssey
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Bayonetta 2
  5. Splatoon 2
  6. Pokken Tournament DX
  7. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  8. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  9. Arms
  10. Dragon Quest Builders


Lastly, here are the best-selling games so of 2018 so far:
  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  3. Call of Duty: WWII
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  6. NBA 2K18
  7. Super Mario Odyssey
  8. Mario Kart 8
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  10. UFC 3


http://www.siliconera.com/2018/03/21...ftware-charts/
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