March 2018 NPD: PS4 Dominates, Sea of Thieves has Strong Sales

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Far Cry 5 tops the US Video Game charts for the month of March. According to NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella it has also become the best selling title for 2018 and has nearly doubled the launch sales of Far Cry 3, the previous highest selling title at launch in the franchise.

Xbox One console exclusive Sea of Thieves also had a great month coming in at number 2. This means it was the highest selling exclusive of the month. To round off the success stories we have Kirby: Star Allies and MLB: The Show. Kirby debuted with 90% higher sales than the series’ previous highest debut. Sony’s baseball sim also had its best ever debut.

In terms of hardware the Xbox One continues to fare much better than it did in 2017. The Neon Joy con Nintendo Switch was the highest selling hardware SKU. Despite this the Playstation 4 was the top selling platform for the month of March. To finish off, here is everyones favorite part; the charts:

All Format Games Sales

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. Sea Of Thieves
  3. MLB 18: The Show
  4. Kirby Star Allies*
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Call of Duty: WWII
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  9. NBA 2K18
  10. Monster Hunter: World
  11. Super Mario Odyssey*
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  13. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds**
  14. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  15. A Way Out**
  16. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  17. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  18. FIFA 18**
  19. Splatoon 2*
  20. UFC

* No Digital Units included **No PC Digital Units included

The best-selling games of 2018 so far

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. Monster Hunter: World
  3. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. NBA 2K18
  7. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds**
  8. Sea Of Thieves
  9. MLB 18: The Show
  10. Mario Kart 8*
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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. Super Mario Odyssey*
  6. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017**
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Mario Kart 8*
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*