According to The NPD Group, some $796 million had been spent in August on video game-related products. This number includes hardware and software encompassing PC accessories, consoles and games themselves with Madden NFL 19 topping the software chart. It is important to note that the figures are based on dollar amount, not number of units sold.
August Top 20 Best Selling Games
- Madden NFL 19**
- Monster Hunter: World
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Mario Kart 8*
- Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker
- God of War
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
- Super Mario Odyssey*
- Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
- Far Cry 5
- Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate
- Call of Duty: WWII
- Mario Tennis Aces*
- Lego The Incredibles
- We Happy Few*
- The Crew 2
*No digital sales
**No PC digital sales
Madden NFL 19 continues the trend for the franchise being the top selling game during its August launch window.
“Since 2000, Madden NFL Football has been the best-selling game of August every year, with the exceptions of 2011 and 2012, when Madden NFL launched in the September tracking period,” -NPD analyst Mat Piscatella
While not in the top spot, Madden NFL 19 ranks fourth for top selling game in 2018 thus far. Additionally, it is the number one seller, in terms of dollar amount, for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in the past 12 months. The game also achieved its highest launch month sales for the franchise since Madden 13. An impressive feat since launching just last month.
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