NPD of February 2019: Anthem and Nintendo Switch triumph

NPD Group has released sales data for the US market in February, revealing that Anthem and Nintendo Switch have been those that have most successful, respectively in the charts dedicated to software and those dedicated to hardware.

The US market in the reference month had 4% revenue growth compared to the same period last year, with revenue for games, hardware, accessories and game cards that was $ 1 billion. Hardware sales declined, while those for games, accessories and cards increased.

February NPD: hardware sales

On the hardware market, there is talk of a 12% downturn compared to the same period in 2018. On all other consoles, it was Nintendo Switch , which also had the largest amount of revenue from the US market since February 2011 Great importance also for the Switch gamepad market, which has seen a surge of up to 80% compared to the previous year.

NPD of February: software sales

As far as video games are concerned, on the other hand, there is talk of revenue generated by sales of $ 457 million, up 15% compared to February 2018. A figure that is not surprising, considering how many great names debuted last February. / p>

To impose itself on all was Anthem , signed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts, which It was also the second best-selling game of 2019, thanks to this debut. We are also talking about the second largest launch in the history of the Canadian software house, behind the only Mass Effect 3 .

Jump Force instead had to settle for second place, while the podium is completed by Kingdom Hearts III . Other debutants of the month, such as Metro Exodus and Far Cry New Dawn , were “satisfied” with getting into the top 10. No sign of Crackdown 3 , even on the Xbox One themed chart.

The best-selling games of February 2019

  1. Anthem
  2. Jump Force
  3. Kingdom Hearts 3
  4. Far Cry New Dawn
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2
  6. Resident Evil 2 Remake
  7. Super Smash Bros . Ultimate
  8. Exodus Metro
  9. NBA 2K19
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

The best-selling games of February 2019: PS4

  1. Anthem
  2. Jump Force
  3. Kingdom Hearts 3
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2
  5. Resident Evil 2 Remake
  6. Metro Exodus
  7. Far Cry New Dawn
  8. NBA 2K19
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  10. Marvel’s Spider-Man

The best-selling games of February 2019: Xbox One

  1. Anthem
  2. Jump Force
  3. Far Cry New Dawn
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2
  5. Kingdom Hearts 3
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  7. NBA 2K19
  8. Resident Evil 2 Remake
  9. Metro Exodus
  10. GTA 5
Source: VG24 /

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