NPD March 2019: Nintendo Switch Top Selling Hardware while The Division 2 Tops the Software Charts

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The NPD Group has released their sales report for the month of March 2019. As always NPD only covers the U.S. Video Game market so this does not include sales data from anywhere else in the world.

The industry made $1.2 billion in March which is down 11% compared to March 2018. Spending across all categories was pretty much down as you can see below.

  • Total: $1.179 billion (Down 11% from $1.325 billion in March 2018)
  • Hardware: $282 million (Down 15% from $331 million)
  • PC and console software: $547 million (Down 11% compared to 617 million)
  • Accessories: $349 million (Down 7% from $377 million)

The best selling game of March was Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 from Ubisoft. It is now the second best selling game of 2019 trailing only Kingdom Hearts III. Launch month sales of The Division 2 ended being the sixth highest in history for a Ubisoft game.

The second best selling game of the month was Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice which is also now the eight best selling game of 2019. It was the second highest launch month sales for a From Software game only sitting behind Dark Souls III.

MLB 19: The Show ended up being the third best selling game of March despite only being on sale for a few days. It also set a new launch month sales record making it the highest selling game in franchise history and setting a new all-time high for any baseball genre game.

Devil May Cry 5 from Capcom also did very well coming in as the fourth best selling game of March. It is now the second highest launch month sales in franchise history trailing only Devil May Cry 4 which launched in 2008.

You can see the full top 20 best selling games of March 2019 below.

Top 20 best selling titles (March 2019) – Includes Physical and Digital sales

  1. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2^
  2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice^
  3. MLB 19: The Show
  4. Devil May Cry 5
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  6. Red Dead Redemption II
  7. NBA 2K19
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Yoshi’s Crafted World*
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
  11. Anthem^
  12. Mario Kart 8*
  13. Jump Force
  14. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  15. Far Cry New Dawn
  16. Minecraft#
  17. Battlefield V^
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  19. Borderlands
  20. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

* Digital sales not included
^ PC digital sales not included
# Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One included

Top 10 best selling titles (Year to Date 2019)

  1. Kingdom Hearts III
  2. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2^
  3. Anthem^
  4. Resident Evil 2 2019
  5. Red Dead Redemption II
  6. Jump Force
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice^
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
  10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*

Top 10 PS4 titles (March 2019)

  1. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  2. MLB 19: The Show
  3. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  4. Devil May Cry 5
  5. Red Dead Redemption II
  6. NBA 2K19
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  8. Jump Force
  9. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  10. Grand Theft Auto V

Top 10 Xbox One titles (March 2019)

  1. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  3. Devil May Cry 5
  4. Anthem
  5. Red Dead Redemption II
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. NBA 2K19
  9. Battlefield V
  10. Far Cry New Dawn

Top 10 Switch titles (March 2019)

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  2. Yoshi’s Crafted World*
  3. Mario Kart 8*
  4. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  6. Super Mario Party*
  7. Super Mario Odyssey*
  8. Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu*
  9. Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee*
  10. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

As for hardware the Nintendo Switch was the best selling game platform for the month of March.

Justin Oneil
One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.
About the author

Justin Oneil

One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.