Top 20 Best Selling Games of April 2018 (USA)

31 May 2018
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What were the Top 20 best selling games in April 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!

Here is the full Top 20 of April 2018:

    1. God of War
    2. Far Cry 5
    3. MLB 18: The Show
    4. Nintendo Labo – Variety Kit
    5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze*
    6. Mario Kart 8*
    7. Grand Theft Auto V
    8. Call of Duty: WWII
    9. Super Mario Odyssey*
    10. NBA 2K18
    11. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds**
    12. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
    13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
    14. Monster Hunter: World
    15. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
    16. A Way Out**
    17. Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life*
    18. Sea Of Thieves
    19. Kirby Star Allies*
    20. FIFA 18**

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

Here’s the epic God of War TV commercial…

Xbox One Top 10 of April 2018:

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

PlayStation 4 Top 10 of April 2018:

1. God of War
2. Far Cry 5
3. MLB 18: The Show
4. Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life*
5. Grand Theft Auto V
6. Call of Duty: WWII
7. Monster Hunter: World
8. NBA 2K18
9. A Way Out
10. FIFA 18

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

1. Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01 – Variety Kit
2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
3. Mario Kart 8
4. Super Mario Odyssey
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
6. Kirby Star Allies
7. Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02 – Robot Kit
8. Splatoon 2
9. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
10. Pokken Tournament DX

The best-selling games of 2018 so far:

1. Far Cry 5
2. Monster Hunter: World
3. God of War 2018
4. Call of Duty: WWII
5. Dragon Ball FighterZ
6. Grand Theft Auto V
7. NBA 2K18
8. MLB 18: The Show
9. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds**
10. Mario Kart 8*

System Sales in April 2018:

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

Check out these 20 PS4 games you must play in 2018…

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 April 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:

“PlayStation 4 software dollar sales in April 2018 set an all-time April high [thanks to God of War] for any platform since tracking began in 1995. The record had previously been held by Xbox 360 and was set in April 2008.

The story for Labo will really be told in the months leading to Q4 and, of course, in holiday. I think the April sales set a solid foundation, and I don’t think anything in the April data suggests anything more than that. The market jury is certainly still out. It continues to be something very difficult to analyze and predict, certainly.”

About hardware he said:

“Sony’s PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console hardware platform in April and remains the best-selling console hardware platform year to date. [Outselling both the Switch and Xbox One] PlayStation 4 generated the highest April unit sales for a console since Nintendo Wii in April 2009, and the highest April dollar sales for a console since Nintendo Wii in April 2008. The PlayStation 4 Pro bundle with God of War generated the most dollar sales.

For the 2018 year to date period, hardware spending has increased 14 percent to $1.2 billion. Spending gains for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and plug-n-play devices such as the SNES Classic have driven growth.”

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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