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

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    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
    Sato
    Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera. Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.