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Madden NFL 20 Finishes as Best-Selling Game in August, According to NPD

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NPD Group, one of the video games industry leaders in market research and analysis, just released its monthly report on video games sales in the United States. Madden NFL 20 was the best-selling video game in August 2019, according to NPD.

A big winner in August 2019 was Nintendo, who is reponsible for half of the month’s top 10 selling games. Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Maker 2, Mario Kart 8 and Astral Chain all made the top 10 for August 2019.

Madden was the best-selling game for July as well, making it the top game for two straight months. A three-peat will be hard to accomplish due to the releases of NBA 2K20 and FIFA 20 in September.

Here’s the full list for August 2019:

  1. Madden NFL 20
  2. Minecraft
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  6. Super Mario Maker 2
  7. Mario Kart 8
  8. Mortal Kombat 11
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. Astral Chain

Here is the full list for the most sold games of 2019:

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Kingdom Hearts III
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  5. Anthem
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  7. Resident Evil 2 2019
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Red Dead Redemption II
  10. Days Gone

*Digital sales not included

Madden is already third on the yearly leaderboard despite only being available for two of a possible eight months. It shouldn’t be long before Madden, 2K and Call of Duty are battling for the top spot in 2019.

You can read more about NPD’s top 10 list here.

What do you think about the rankings from NPD? Do you think Madden or 2K will have more sales by year’s end? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Jason Cooper
2 years ago

Football season, duh!

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Daniel J. Hargrove
2 years ago

Lol nothing came out but madden…. smh

Miller L Samuel
2 years ago

Well that’s some good news this bad is not as bad as people think