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NPD February 2018 Sees Monster Hunter as the Big Winner

by C.J. Keller


Capcom’s Monster Hunter World was the big winner when it comes to software sales in the month of April, according to the latest figures released by NPD Group.  As a whole, spending on video games in hardware, software, and accessories are on the rise across the board with a total year over year increase of 23% from February 2018.  Hardware saw an increase of 55% year over year, while accessories saw an increase of 35%.  Games were about even in total sales when compared to February of 2017.

NPD Software Sales 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
  7. UFC 3
  8. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  9. Mario Kart 8
  10. Super Mario Odyssey

This is the second straight month that Monster Hunter World reigned as the top software seller.  Notable drop-offs out of the top-10 include PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but it did still stay near the top of the Xbox sales chart.

On a platform by platform breakdown, here are the top selling games for each platform.

PlayStation 4

  1. Monster Hunter World
  2. Shadow of the Colossus
  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. Rainbow Six: Siege

Xbox One

  1. Monster Hunter World
  2. PlayerUnknown’s Battleground
  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. Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Nintendo Switch

  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. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  9. Arms
  10. Dragon Quest Builders

Nintendo 3DS

  1. Pokémon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokémon: Ultra Moon
  3. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
  4. Mario Kart 7
  5. Minecraft
  6. Super Smash Bros.
  7. Mario Party: The Top 100
  8. Super Mario Maker
  9. Kirby: Battle Royale
  10. Super Mario 3D Land


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