April 2019 NPD Sales Results

April’s sales results for the U.S. video game market have been announced, and for the most part they’re looking pretty solid. The total gaming market came in at $842 million, up 1% over last April. Making up that number is hardware at $160 million, which is significantly lower than last year (29%). Software was up 15%, coming in at $427 million. Accessories brought in $256 million for the month (up 5%). The overall industry is 2% down year to date when compared to 2018.

Mortal Kombat 11 takes top honors for being the number one selling game for April. In fact, it was the best selling game across all platforms, including the Nintendo Switch! This is the first time since Mario + Rabbids that a third party game has secured the number one spot on Switch.

 

Top 20 Games April 2019:

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Days Gone
  3. MLB 19: The Show
  4. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2^
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice^
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
  9. NBA 2K19
  10. Yoshi’s Crafted World*
  11. Red Dead Redemption II
  12. Mario Kart 8*
  13. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  14. Minecraft#
  15. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  16. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
  17. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  18. Jump Force
  19. Battlefield V*
  20. Borderlands

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

 

Top 10 best selling titles (Year to Date 2019)

  1. Kingdom Hearts III
  2. Mortal Kombat 11
  3. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2^
  4. Anthem^
  5. Resident Evil 2 2019
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  7. Red Dead Redemption II
  8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice^
  9. Jump Force
  10. MLB 19: The Show

Top 10 PS4 titles (April 2019)

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Days Gone
  3. MLB 19: The Show
  4. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  5. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  7. NBA 2K19
  8. Red Dead Redemption II
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Marvel’s Spider-Man

Top 10 Xbox One titles (April 2019)

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Red Dead Redemption II
  6. NBA 2K19
  7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  8. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  9. Forza Horizon 4
  10. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Top 10 Switch titles (April 2019)

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  3. Yoshi’s Crafted World*
  4. Mario Kart 8*
  5. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Super Mario Party*
  8. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
  9. Super Mario Odyssey*
  10. Labo Toy-Con 04 VR Kit

 

[Source: ResetEra]

 

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