What you need to know

  • The July 2019 NPD data has been released.
  • For this month, Madden NFL 20 was the best-selling game on PlayStation 4 and overall.
  • The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console overall.
  • Madden NFL 20 is $51 on Amazon.

Every month, the NPD Group releases information on the top-selling games across all video game platforms in the United States. While it doesn't account for worldwide sales, it does provide a good snapshot of one the largest video game markets. Mat Piscatella, an analyst for NPD, has shared the results for July 2019. For this month, data was tracked from July 7 through August 3, 2019.

For the month of July, Madden NFL 20 was the best-selling game on PlayStation 4 and for the month overall. Sony had two exclusives in the top 20 for the month: Marvel's Spider-Man at the #11 spot and MLB 19: The Show at #17. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the month. Mortal Kombat 11 was at the #8 spot for the month overall and is still the best-selling game of 2019 so far.

Here are the numbers for the July 2019 NPD results:

  • Total: $762 million, very slightly up year-over-year
  • Video games hardware: $169 million, down 22% year-over-year
  • PC & video games software: $340 million, up 34% year-over-year
  • Accessories and game cards: $254 million, down 12% year-over-year

Here are the July 2019 game sales rankings (based on dollar sales, not units):

  1. Madden NFL 20**
  2. Fire Emblem: Three Houses*
  3. Super Mario Maker 2*
  4. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order*
  5. Minecraft***
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  8. Mortal Kombat 11
  9. Mario Kart 8*
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  11. Marvel's Spider-Man
  12. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
  13. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  14. Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
  15. Red Dead Redemption II
  16. Tom Clancy's The Division 2**
  17. MLB 19: The Show
  18. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  19. NBA 2K19
  20. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  • *Does not include digital sales
  • **Does not include PC digital sales
  • ***Minecraft digital sales include Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Here are the best-selling games of July 2019 by platform:

PlayStation 4:

  1. Madden NFL 20
  2. Minecraft
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man
  5. MLB 19: The Show
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. Days Gone
  9. Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
  10. Red Dead Redemption II

Xbox One:

  1. Madden NFL 20
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Minecraft
  4. Forza Horizon 4
  5. Red Dead Redemption II
  6. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. Tom Clancy's The Division 2
  9. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Nintendo Switch:

  1. Fire Emblem: Three Houses*
  2. Super Mario Maker 2*
  3. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order*
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  5. Mario Kart 8*
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  8. Super Mario Party*
  9. Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee*
  10. Super Mario Odyssey*

Here are the best-selling games of 2019 year-to-date:

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Kingdom Hearts III
  3. Tom Clancy's The Division 2**
  4. Anthem**
  5. Resident Evil 2 2019
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  7. Red Dead Redemption II
  8. Madden NFL 20**
  9. Days Gone
  10. MLB 19: The Show

That's all for the breakdown of this month's numbers. For more information, you can consult Mat Piscatella's thread right here. If you'd like details on last month's NPD breakdown, you can find that right here.

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