NPD: Red Dead Redemption 2 Was The Best-Selling Game of 2018 in the United States

Since Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced, many expected it to become a commercial success. Once debuted, they only had to spend a few hours to see that the prediction came true and in fact exceeded many expectations. This is why perhaps only a few will be surprised to learn that it was crowned as the best-selling game of 2018 in the United States.

In its most recent report, NPD Group, a firm that investigates several markets, revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2 managed to position itself as the best-selling game of 2018. With this it surpassed important releases such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Another interesting detail is that in the report, NPD Group mentions that the video game industry in the United States generated $43.3 billion during 2018. This makes it a record year and represents an annual growth of 17%. An important detail is that of this amount $35.9 billion correspond to hardware sales.

“Whether it was playing on the go on a mobile device or at home on a PC or console, consumers of all ages and interests found compelling content that delighted in 2018,” said Mat Piscatella, NPD Group analyst at a statement that he sent to Games Beat. “Console, PC, and, mobile platforms all saw significant growth, while developing portions of the market like subscription and streaming services gave us a peek into a future full of possibilities for the industry and gamers.”

On the other hand, NPD Group also shared its sales report for December 2018. In it, we learned that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was a sales success and the most popular of the month. As you imagine, following in the footsteps are Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

No more we leave the list with the best-selling games of 2018 and the best-selling games of December 2018:

BEST SELLING GAMES OF 2018:

  1. Red Dead Redemption 4
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  3. NBA 2K19
  4. Madden NFL 19
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  7. Far Cry 5
  8. God of War
  9. Monster Hunter World
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  11. Grand Theft Auto V
  12. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  13. FIFA 19
  14. Battlefield V
  15. Super Mario Odyssey
  16. Call of Duty: WWII
  17. Dragon Ball FighterZ
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  19. Super Mario Party
  20. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!

BEST-SELLING GAMES OF DECEMBER 2018 IN THE UNITED STATES:

  1. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  2. Red Dead Redemption 4
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  4. Battlefield V
  5. NBA 2K19
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. Madden NFL 19
  8. Super Mario Party
  9. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
  10. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  11. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  12. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
  13. Super Mario Odyssey
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  15. Just Cause 4
  16. FIFA 19
  17. Grand Theft Auto V
  18. Minecraft
  19. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  20. Fallout 76

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