The Division 2 and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice go to top amongst the others in March NPD

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Last month’s NPD report brought some frustrating news to us, and divulges several supposed winners.

The NPD report tells about US retail video game software, and that hardware trade for March has begun. The data contains digital figures from involved publishers, but majority of them are restricted to retail yet.

General expense has declined by 11% in March, amounting to $1.2 billion. Software, hardware, game cards and accessories all have been declined during the month. Although February went well, the drop in spending in March induced the first quarter to decline by 2%.

It mostly depends on drops in hardware sales, which are anticipated at the end of the running generation of consoles.

Hardware

Hardware probably declined a bit harsher than it was expected, by 15% in March, and 13% for the quarter. It’s not a surprise that the Switch was main in March, and also the whole quarter both in dollar and unit sales.

Software

Video game software’ earns is $547 million in trade, an 11% drop over the same period in 2018. In general, the first quarter had a 2% increasing in software trade.

The Division 2 was a largest release in March, selling in dollars more than any other game; it became Ubisoft’s sixth highest-selling game since company started. This also makes that title the second best-seller in 2019 presently.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice went live after Division 2 in March and sold more copies within the month than any other FromSoftware game (not including Dark Souls 3), which makes Sekiro the eighth best-selling game of 2019 so far.

The #4 of all big March releases is Devil May Cry 5. It also makes Devil May Cry 5 the number 2 in the franchise this month, the champ is Devil May Cry 4.

The #3 best-seller game of March is MLB 19: The Show, breaking the record of sales in franchise this month amongst launches. Kingdom Hearts 3, continuing being on sale in March, is also best-selling game in its franchise.

You can read below the all ranked (on dollar sales) top ten best-sellers.

NPD all platforms software charts (March 2019):

  1. The Division 2
  2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  3. MLB 19: The Show
  4. Devil May Cry 5
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  6. Red Dead Redemption 2
  7. NBA 2K19
  8. GTA 5
  9. Yoshi’s Crafted World
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

March 2019 top 10 PS4 games:

  1. The Division 2
  2. MLB 19: The Show
  3. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  4. Devil May Cry 5
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2
  6. NBA 2K19
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  8. Jump Force
  9. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  10. GTA 5

March 2019 top 10 Xbox One games:

  • The Division 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Anthem
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • GTA 5
  • NBA 2K19
  • Battlefield 5
  • Far Cry New Dawn

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