The NPD Group today revealed its findings for November 2018, which were positive for all three console manufacturers.
Powered by amazing deals during the Black Friday sales periods, all three current-gen platforms managed sell over 1.3 million units. This marks the first time in history three platforms from three platform holders managed this feat. In 2010, three platforms managed to sell over one million units, but two them (DS and Wii) were from the same platform holder. The third console was the Xbox 360.
PS4 lead the pack in unit sales for November 2018, and remains the best-selling hardware platform of the year. Meanwhile, the Switch was the leading platform in dollar sales. This is mostly thanks to the fact that the Switch never received a price cut during the month. Meanwhile, players could purchase a PS4 for as low as $199.99..
Software continues to see a huge boost year-over-year, though November 2018 was a slight decline with sales totaling $1 billion. This can be attributed to the lack of a Call of Duty title this month. Activision opted to move Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s launch to October 2018. Still, year-over-year sales are strong with software sales exceeding $5.8 billion.
Speaking of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the game fell to second-place in November 2018 and lost to Red Dead Redemption 2. Still, Black Ops 4 remains the best-selling game of the year. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee and Spyro Reignited Trilogy both had strong openings this past month. Fallout 76, despite falling short of 4 and New Vegas’ debuts and being savaged by critics, managed to nab the fourth spot.
Here are the top 10 best-selling games of November 2018:
- Red Dead Redemption II (Take-Two Interactive)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision Blizzard)
- Battlefield V (EA)
- Fallout 76 (Bethesda Softworks)
- Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu (Nintendo)
- Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee (Nintendo)
- NBA 2K19 (2K Games)
- Madden NFL 19 (EA)
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Activision Blizzard)
- FIFA 19 (EA)