Nintendo Switch Fastest Selling Console Of All Time & NPD February 2018 Details

January 2018 video game sales were fantastic, and we now know that the momentum has carried over into February as well. Although there really weren’t any blockbuster games released last month (leading to no increase in software sales when compared to last year), both hardware (up 55%) and accessories (up 35%) boosted the total video game market sales to $995 million (up 23%).

Much of the interest comes in the form of hardware sales. Many customers received their tax refunds in February, and what better way to splurge than to buy some new systems? The PS4 hardware was the biggest winner, moving the most units, but it’s the Nintendo Switch that has wowed analysts and consumers alike. In its first twelve months on the market, the Switch has achieved the highest install base for a console in platform history.

The top 20 selling games for the month of February, by dollar sales and not including digital sales for Nintendo first party are:



  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Call of Duty: WWII
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Shadow of the Colossus (2018)
  7. UFC 3
  8. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  9. Mario Kart 8*
  10. Super Mario Odyssey
  11. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  13. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds**
  14. Bayonetta 2*
  15. Madden NFL 18
  16. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  17. FIFA 18**
  18. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
  19. The Sims 4**
  20. Star Wars: Battlefront II

*No digital sales included
**No PC digital sales included


Xbox One

  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  3. Call of Duty: WWII
  4. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  5. NBA 2K18
  6. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  7. UFC 3
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Origins

PlayStation 4

  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Shadow of the Colossus (2018)
  3. Call of Duty: WWII
  4. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  5. UFC 3
  6. NBA 2K18
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  9. Madden NFL 18
  10. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

Nintendo Switch (physical only)

  1. Mario Kart 8
  2. Super Mario Odyssey
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Bayonetta 2
  5. Splatoon 2
  6. Pokken Tournament DX
  7. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  8. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  9. Arms
  10. Dragon Quest Builders

Nintendo 3DS

  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  3. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
  4. Mario Kart 7
  5. Minecraft
  6. Super Smash Bros.
  7. Mario Party: The Top 100
  8. Super Mario Maker
  9. Kirby: Battle Royale
  10. Super Mario 3D Land


[Source: Venture Beat]


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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