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author: Adrian Werner

The Division 2 and Sekiro Take the US Gaming Market by Storm

March on the US gaming market belonged to Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Nintendo Switch leads among the consoles.

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Tom Clancy's The Division 2 turned out to be unrivaled in March.

Analytics company NPD has published a report on the results of the American gaming market for March this year. Sales of consoles, accessories and new boxed copies generated $1.179 billion, 11% less than in the third 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.

Games

In March, the Americans spent USD 574 million on new PC and console games, which is an 11% decrease compared to the same period of last year. The shooter Tom Clancy's The Division 2, which made Ubisoft's sixth best debut in the history, was at the top of the bestseller list.

The number two position was taken by Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The game did well, but the launch of Dark Souls 3 was still more successful. The same was with Devil May Cry 5, whose debut was the second best in the history of the series, right after Devil May Cry 4.

In March, the biggest revenue was generated the following games:

#

It's a game:

1.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2

2.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

3.

MLB: The Show 19

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 Deluxe

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

In the case of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Yoshi's Crafted World, Mario Kart 8, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe digital sales were not included in results. The revenue of Tom Clancy's The Division 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII, Anthem and Battlefield V does not include digital copies of the PC edition.

This year the biggest revenue was generated by sales of following games:

#

It's a game:

1.

Kingdom Hearts III

2.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2

3.

Anthem

4.

Resident Evil 2

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.

Digital sales of Super Smash Bros games were also not included in the results here. Ultimate and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe as well as digital copies of PC editions of Tom Clancy's The Division 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Anthem and Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII.

Games, whose sales generated the highest revenues in March by platforms:

PlayStation 4:

#

It's a game:

1.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2

2.

MLB: The Show 19

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

Xbox One:

#

It's a game:

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

Switch:

#

It's a game:

1.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

2.

Yoshi's Crafted World

3.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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: Let's Go, Pikachu!

9.

Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!

10.

Mario Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

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

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Equipment

In March, console sales alone generated $282 million in revenue, down 15% from the third month of 2018. Nintendo Switch was the winner among console, both in terms of the number of units sold and the revenue generated from sales.

In addition, last month the Americans spent $349 million on accessories, which is 7% less than in March 2018.

  1. NPD Group - official website
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