Like every month, NPD Group presented its corresponding report with the sales performance of the video game industry in the United States and a few moments ago it was revealed what happened in that market during September 2018. As expected given its great reception in the media and among players, Marvel’s Spider-Man was ranked in the first place, setting some important records in the history of PlayStation.
Recently, Mat Piscatella, NPD Group analyst, shared the results of video game sales in the US of September 2018 and confirmed that the best-selling game of that month in that country was Marvel’s Spider-Man, a title developed by Insomniac Games and exclusive of PS4.
The hosting of the new adventure of the arachnid hero was such that today it has some interesting achievements because, according to the information provided by Piscatella, the title became the PlayStation exclusive that has generated the highest sales for dollars in history; It is currently the 7th best PlayStation release and the sales of its debut month are 37% higher than the initial sales of all the Spider-Man games that have been created.
However, the second place went to NBA 2K19, the title that registered the highest sales in the history of sports franchises and also became the sports game that generated the highest sales per dollar. In third place is Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, a game that even debuted at the beginning of October, for reasons of counting and the period covered (until October 6), managed to enter the list of best sellers last month.
The fourth place went to FIFA 19, a game that exceeded FIFA 16 in sales for dollars. Then, in fifth place, is Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the third adventure of Lara Croft under the cloak of Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix that despite generating divided opinions, managed to occupy a good position.
Finally, and although it did not enter the Top 5, Forza Horizon 4 became the game with the best launch in the history of the franchise and also in the racing title with the best debut in the history of Xbox.
Here is the list of the 10 best-selling games of September 2018 in the US:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man
- NBA 2K19
- Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
- FIFA 19
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Madden NFL 19
- Forza Horizon 4
- Destiny 2
- Super Mario Party
- NHL 19