The NPD reveals sales data for the month of April

Mario Kart 8

The NPD recently released its latest game and consoles sales report for the month of April in the United States, which shows that total industry sales were up 10 percent from last year to $ 636 million . These data include a 37% increase in hardware (up to $ 195 million), a 6% increase in software (up to $ 304 million) and a 4% increase in accessories (up to 125 million dollars).

According to Mat Piscatella, NPD analyst, this growth is mainly due to the success of Nintendo Switch, console that has risen as the best seller of the month surpassing the listed NES Classic Mini. The positions of PS4 and Xbox One however have not been revealed.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

As for the best-selling games, ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ takes the lead ahead of ‘Persona 5’ and sets a new record in sales for the franchise. The report also notes that ‘Mario Kart’ is the best-selling speed franchise in the United States and ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’, which debuted as a retro-compatible Xbox One, managed to sneak into the Top 10 ahead Of ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’.

Finally, here are the 20 bestselling games, not taking into account the digital sales of ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’, ‘Persona 5’, ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ and PC version of ‘Overwatch’.

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  2. Person 5
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. MLB The Show 17
  5. Ghost Recon Wildlands
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Mass Effect Andromeda
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Overwatch
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  11. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  12. Horizon Zero Dawn
  13. LEGO City Undercover
  14. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  15. LEGO Worlds
  16. Rainbow Six Siege
  17. Battlefield 1
  18. For Honor
  19. NieR: Automata
  20. Minecraft


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