NPD: Nintendo sweeps July, even though Madden requires the crown


Fire Emblem: 3 Homes saw the biggest launch of a Fire Emblem game in US history

As its hardware continues to dominate the competitors in a year of waning console cycles, Nintendo also scored a victory in July with six platform-exclusive titles in the best-ten finest-promoting games for the US.

The NPD Group reports that general games spending in July reached $762 million, only a bit larger than July of final year thanks to best-promoting Madden NFL’s movement into July offsetting declines in all other segments.

Hardware’s decline was 22% year-more than-year to $169 million, with only the Nintendo Switch seeing gains — a trend that is been going on for months now that appears probably to continue by way of the finish of the year as the PS4 and Xbox A single wind down their release cycles. The Switch remains the finest-promoting hardware platform each for the month and year-to-date.

Accessory and game card spending was also down, dropping 12% year-more than-year to $254 million. The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller was the finest-promoting accessory of the month.

Ultimately, computer software gains brought sales to $340 million in July, up 34% year-more than-year thanks to Madden’s movement. In second spot was Fire Emblem: 3 Homes, seeing the finest-promoting US release of a Fire Emblem game of all time, overtaking Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia on the 3DS.

Alongside Fire Emblem, 5 other Nintendo Switch exclusives took the best ten with Super Mario Maker two, Marvel Ultimate Alliance three, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart eight, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. These numbers do not include things like digital sales.

Mortal Kombat 11 remained unshaken as the finest-promoting title year-to-date, by-month dropping from No.three in June to No.eight in July. It really is followed by Kingdom Hearts II and Tom Clancy’s The Division two. Madden NFL 20 managed to match into the best-promoting year-to-date games at No.eight in its debut month.

Beneath is NPD’s best 20 finest-promoting games chart for July 2019:

  • 1. Madden NFL 20^
  • two. Fire Emblem: 3 Homes*
  • three. Super Mario Maker two*
  • four. Marvel Ultimate Alliance three: The Black Order*
  • five. Minecraft#
  • six. Grand Theft Auto V
  • 7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  • eight. Mortal Kombat 11
  • 9. Mario Kart eight*
  • 10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  • 11. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • 12. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  • 13. Get in touch with of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
  • 14. Crash Group Racing: Nitro Fueled
  • 15. Red Dead Redemption II
  • 16. Tom Clancy’s The Division two^
  • 17. MLB: The Show
  • 18. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • 19. NBA 2K19
  • 20. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

* Digital sales not incorporated
^ Computer digital sales not incorporated
# Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation four and Xbox A single incorporated


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