Aug. 2019 NPD – Switch #1 hardware, Astral Chain makes top 10 with just 2 days of sales – GoNintendo


Aug. 2019 was yet another stellar month for Nintendo. The Switch was the #1 hardware yet again, and even better, Astral Chain managed to make the top 10 after just 2 days of sales! Check out the complete rundown of the month below.

Top 20 software overall

1. Madden NFL 20**

2. Minecraft***

3. Grand Theft Auto V

4. Fire Emblem: Three Houses*

5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*

6. Super Mario Maker 2*

7. Mario Kart 8*

8. Mortal Kombat 11

9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

10. Astral Chain*

11. Marvel’s Spider-Man

12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

13. Red Dead Redemption II

14. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**

15. Age of Wonders: Planetfall

16. Super Mario Party*

17. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order*

18. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*

19. The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan

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, but not other digital sales.

The 10 best-selling games of 2019 so far

1. Mortal Kombat 11

2. Kingdom Hearts III

3. Madden NFL 20**

4. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2**

5. Anthem**

6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*

7. Resident Evil 2 2019

8. Grand Theft Auto V

9. Red Dead Redemption II

10. Days Gone

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. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

7. Mortal Kombat 11

8. FIFA 19**

9. Madden NFL 19**

10. Battlefield V**

Nintendo Switch Top 10

1. Fire Emblem: Three Houses*

2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*

3. Super Mario Maker 2*

4. Mario Kart 8*

5. Astral Chain*

6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

7. Super Mario Party*

8. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order*

9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*

10. Minecraft*

Nintendo 3DS Top 10

1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun*

2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon*

3. Super Mario Maker*

4. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D*

5. Super Mario 3D Land*

6. Super Smash Bros.*

7. Mario Kart 7*

8. Detective Pikachu*

9. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth*

10. Animal Crossing: New Leaf*

– Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of August and remains the best-selling platform of 2019

– Switch is the only platform with sales gains both in August as well as year to date

– dollar sales of tracked video game software fell 22 percent in August versus a year ago to $257 million

– this represents the lowest total software sales in an August month since August 1998, which was $234 million

– year-to-date dollar sales of tracked video game software increased 1 percent, to $3.1 billion

– Switch performance has driven the growth

– five of the top 10 best-selling video games of August 2019 are Nintendo platform exclusives

– Astral Chain launched as the 10th best-selling game of August, the only new release to place amongst the top 10

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