Top 20 Best Selling Games of March 2018 (USA)

2 May 2018
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Top 10 Best Selling Games of March 2018 USA

What were the Top 20 best selling games in March 2018 in the United States?

The newest NPD numbers are in, and so are the top lists of the highest selling game systems and games (by revenue) for last month in America. Now including both retail and most digital sales & revenue numbers!

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  • Here is the full Top 20 of March 2018:

      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 3

    * No digital sales included.
    ** No PC digital sales included.

    Here’s the Far Cry 5 TV commercial…

    Xbox One Top 10 of March 2018:

    1. Far Cry 5
    2. Sea Of Thieves
    3. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
    4. Call of Duty: WWII
    5. Grand Theft Auto V
    6. Monster Hunter: World
    7. NBA 2K18
    8. A Way Out
    9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
    10. Assassin’s Creed: Origins

    PlayStation 4 Top 10 of March 2018:

    1. Far Cry 5
    2. MLB 18: The Show
    3. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
    4. Grand Theft Auto V
    5. Monster Hunter: World
    6. Call of Duty: WWII
    7. NBA 2K18
    8. A Way Out
    9. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
    10. FIFA 18

    Nintendo Switch Top 10 of March 2018: (retail only)

    1. Kirby Star Allies
    2. Mario Kart 8
    3. Super Mario Odyssey
    4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    5. Splatoon 2
    6. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
    7. Pokken Tournament DX
    8. Bayonetta 2
    9. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    10. ARMS

    Nintendo 3DS Top 10 of March 2018:

    1. Detective Pikachu
    2. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
    3. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
    4. Mario Kart 7
    5. Super Smash Bros.
    6. Minecraft
    7. Super Mario Maker
    8. Super Mario 3D Land
    9. Kirby: Battle Royale
    10. Mario Party: The Top 100

    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*

    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*

    System Sales in March 2018:

      1. Nintendo Switch
      2. PlayStation 4
      3. Xbox One
      4. Nintendo 3DS + 2DS
      5. Nintendo Wii U
      6. Xbox 360
      7. PlayStation 3
      8. PlayStation Vita

    Check out these must-play Switch games so far from its 2017 launch…

    Analysis of the game and hardware sales numbers:

    NPD tracks retail sales to get a good impression of last month’s best selling video games. Although it doesn’t by far track all digital sales, since March 2018 NPD tracks Steam (PC), Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network for these major third-party publishers: Activision Blizzard, Capcom, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, Square Enix, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros.

    To quote NPD analyst Mat Piscatella…

    About video games he said:

    “Far Cry 5 debuts as the top-selling title of March 2018 and instantly becomes the best-selling title of 2018. Far Cry 5 set a new launch month sales record for the Far Cry franchise, with consumer spending on full-game sales nearly doubling that of previous franchise best, Far Cry 3. Publisher Ubisoft is the leading publisher in both March and 2018 year to date (January through March).

    Sea of Thieves was the second best-selling game of March, and is the eighth best-selling game of 2018 year to date. Sea of Thieves generated the highest launch month sales for any title produced by developer Rare since tracking by The NPD Group began in 1995.

    Kirby Star Allies has had the strongest debut month of sales in the U.S. in the franchises’ history, according to The NPD Group. The Switch side-scroller had a 90% better debut month than 2002’s Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland, which last held that distinction.”

    About hardware he said:

    “Compared to March 2017, consumers spent less on hardware last month — $331 million, down 32 percent from $485 million. But year to date, hardware-spending is at a high, generating $925 million so far in 2018. This was driven mainly by Microsoft’s Xbox One, though Sony’s PlayStation 4 remains the best-selling console in March and 2018. The Nintendo Switch 32GB with red and blue Joycon controllers was the best-selling hardware in March and 2018.”

    Credits: Resetera

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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

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