The August NPD report is here, and Madden NFL 19 was last month’s top seller. Madden has been the best selling game every August since 2000, except for 2011 and 2012, but they only missed being the best-selling games in August because they launched during the September tracking period. Madden NFL 19 is the best selling entry in the franchise since Madden NFL 13.
Monster Hunter World made a resurgence last month thanks to its PC release, taking the number two spot, followed by Rainbow Six Siege, Grand Theft Auto V, and Mario Kart 8, which came in third, fourth, and fifth respectively. GTA V continues to remain a powerhouse for sales, with last month marking its 59th month on the top seller charts. To put that in perspective, the game has been on the market for 60 months.
Also notable for August 2018 was 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 charting at the eighth spot, compared to ranking 321st in July. The game’s substantial boost in sales can be attributed to its addition to the Xbox One backwards compatibility catalog toward the end of the month.
Here are the top twenty best-selling games for August 2018:
- Madden NFL 19
- Monster Hunter: World
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Mario Kart 8
- Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
- God of War
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy
- Far Cry 5
- Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate
- Call of Duty: WWII
- Mario Tennis Aces
- Lego The Incredibles
- We Happy Few
- The Crew 2