NPD July 2019 Report: Nintendo Switch Tops Hardware and Finishes with Six of the Top Ten Best Selling Games

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The July 2019 NPD report for the US video game market is in and we have all the details about what the top selling hardware and software for the month were.

Total spending for the month reached $762 million which was flat when compared to $759 million the market made in July 2018. Hardware spending was down a lot this past month coming in at $169 million which is down 22% when compared to $217 million in July 2018. Software spending across consoles and PC was $340 million which was up 34% from $253 million in July 2018.

The Nintendo Switch was once again the best selling hardware for the month of July 2019 both in unit sales and dollar sales.

The software charts for July show that Nintendo had a very successful month with six of the top ten games being Nintendo published games. Despite that, the No.1 seller for the month was EA’s Madden NFL 20 which makes this the 20th consecutive year that Madden has been the best selling game of the month it released in. It also is now the eighth best selling game of 2019.

The second best selling game of the month was Fire Emblem: Three Houses and it’s worth noting this is without digital sales being included. This is the largest launch of a Fire Emblem game in U.S. history as its launch month sales were triple those of the previous best-selling entry which was Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It is also the second best-selling game in the franchise in lifetime sales trailing only Fire Emblem: Awakening.

Below you can see the full top 20 selling games for the month of July 2019 as well as the top 10 selling games on each platform, the top 10 selling games of 2019 year-to-date and the top 1o selling games over the past 12 months.

Top 20 best selling titles (July 2019) – Includes Physical and Digital sales except when noted otherwise.

  1. Madden NFL 20^**
  2. Fire Emblem: Three Houses*
  3. Super Mario Maker 2*
  4. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order*
  5. Minecraft***
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  8. Mortal Kombat 11
  9. Mario Kart 8*
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  11. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  12. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  13. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  14. Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
  15. Red Dead Redemption II
  16. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2**
  17. MLB 19: The Show
  18. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  19. NBA 2K19
  20. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

*Does not include digital sales
**Does not include PC digital sales
***Minecraft digital sales include Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Top 10 best-selling games of the year

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Kingdom Hearts III
  3. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2**
  4. Anthem**
  5. Resident Evil 2 2019
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  7. Red Dead Redemption II
  8. Madden NFL 20**
  9. Days Gone
  10. MLB 19: The Show

Top 10 best-selling games over the last 12 months

  1. Red Dead Redemption II
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4**
  3. NBA 2K19
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  5. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  6. Madden NFL 19**
  7. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  8. Mortal Kombat 11
  9. FIFA 19**
  10. Battlefield V**

Xbox One (July 2019 NPD)

  1. Madden NFL 20
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Minecraft
  4. Forza Horizon 4
  5. Red Dead Redemption II
  6. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

PlayStation 4 (July 2019 NPD)

  1. Madden NFL 20
  2. Minecraft
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  5. MLB 19: The Show
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. Days Gone
  9. Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
  10. Red Dead Redemption II

Nintendo Switch (July 2019 NPD)

  1. Fire Emblem: Three Houses*
  2. Super Mario Maker 2*
  3. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order*
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  5. Mario Kart 8*
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  8. Super Mario Party*
  9. Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee*
  10. Super Mario Odyssey*

Nintendo 3DS (July 2019 NPD)

  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun*
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon*
  3. Super Mario Maker*
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D*
  5. Detective Pikachu*
  6. Super Mario 3D Land*
  7. Super Smash Bros.*
  8. Luigi’s Mansion*
  9. Mario Kart 7*
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D*
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.
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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.