It’s that time of the month again, which means that the NPD released its data about the U.S. gaming market related to March 2019.
Once more analyst Mat Piscatella delivers the news via Twitter.
Animal Crossing: New Horizon is the best-selling game of the month, surprising basically no one. It also becomes the second best-selling game of the year behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
On top of that, ACNH also became the third best-selling Nintendo-published game in the U.S. during a launch month in recorded history. Its dollar sales in March alone are higher than the lifetime sales of any other game in the Animal Crossing franchise.
MLB The Show 20 debuted in third place for the month and is now the fifth best-selling game of the year. It also set a franchise record for first-month sales, performing “significantly” better than MLB The Show 19.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare also set a franchise record for sales in March, beating the previous best-selling entry from 2010.
The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console for the month, doubling its sales from March last year. PS4 and Xbox One also grew by over 25% year-on-year.
Switch sales are also the new record for hardware unit sales in March in the U.S, selling more than it did in its launch month (which was also the previous record).
Below you can check out all the relevant charts. If you want to compare, you can check out last month’s report.