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author: Adrian Werner

Minecraft is Second Biggest Hit of August in the USA

According to the NPD group's ranking, in August the US market was conquered by Madden NFL 20 and Minecraft. The strategy game Age of Wonders: Planetfall also made a very successful debut. On the other hand, Nintendo Switch was the best among consoles.

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Minecraft is still selling like crazy.

The NPD analytics company has published a report on the results of the American gaming market for August this year. Sales of consoles, accessories and new copies of box games brought $666 million, 18% less than in the eighth month of 2018. When looking at the figures, please note that they do not give a complete picture of the condition of the industry, because they do not take into account the trade in used games, and NPD does not have complete data from digital distribution and microtransactions.

Video Games

In August, Americans spent USD 341 million on new PC and console games, which is a 24-percent drop compared to the same period last year. Madden NFL 20 is at the top of the bestseller list. This is no surprise, as the new installments of this series have always dominated the bestseller lists of the months of their launch.

Much more interesting is the fact that the second place was taken by Minecraft, which is the highest position taken by this title in its history. This is all the more remarkable because it does not include the PC version. In addition, the lists are ranked according to revenue, and this game costs three times less than Madden NFL 20.

It is also worth noting the successful launch of Age of Wonders: Planetfall, which scored the best debut in the history of the brand. It is also interesting to note that as many as five of the first ten productions in the list were titles available only on Nintendo Switch.

Games that genrated the biggest revenue in August:

#

Game:

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

Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Maker 2, Mario Kart 8, Astral Chain, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Party, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Digital sales were not included in the results. The revenue from Madden NFL 20, Minecraft and Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII does not include digital PC releases.

Games that generated the biggest revenue this year:

#

Game:

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

8.

Grand Theft Auto V

9.

Red Dead Redemption II

10.

Days Gone

Digital sales of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were also not included in the results here and digital PC copies of Madden NFL 20, Tom Clancy's The Division 2 and Anthem.

Games, whose sales generated the biggest revenues by platform:

PlayStation 4:

#

Game:

1.

Madden NFL 20

2.

Minecraft

3.

Grand Theft Auto V

4.

Marvel's Spider-Man

5.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

6.

Mortal Kombat 11

7.

Red Dead Redemption II

8.

Days Gone

9.

MLB 19: The Show

10.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

Xbox One:

#

Game:

1.

Madden NFL 20

2.

Grand Theft Auto V

3.

Minecraft

4.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

5.

Red Dead Redemption II

6.

Mortal Kombat 11

7.

Forza Horizon 4

8.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

9.

Overwatch

10.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2

Switch:

#

Game:

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

Traditionally, the whole comparison for Switch consoles is based solely on box sales, because Nintendo does not provide NPD with digital distribution results.

Nintendo 3DS:

#

Game:

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

In the case of 3DS, only box sales were taken into account.

Hardware

In August, console sales alone generated $214 million in revenue, down 2% from August 2018. Nintendo Switch won among hardware platforms and became the best-selling console of the year.

In addition, last month Americans spent $257 million on accessories, which is 6% less than in August 2018.

  1. NPD Group - official website
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