Sony maintained its position atop the United States hardware charts with another impressive NPD result, outselling all other consoles in the month of March 2018. The console was buoyed by the release of MLB The Show 18, which set a franchise record during its launch month. However, Far Cry 5 unsurprisingly swept aside all competition, instantly becoming the fastest selling game of the year so far.

Despite all of this positivity, overall industry spend was down 11 per cent year-over-year, with hardware taking the biggest hit. However, it’s worth remembering that the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017, which skews the numbers somewhat. We’ve included all of the relevant data below. Next month should be another cracker for the PlayStation 4, with God of War poised to do very well for itself indeed.

NPD Software Top 20: March 2018

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. Sea of Thieves
  3. MLB 18 The Show
  4. Kirby Star Allies*
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Call of Duty: WWII
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  9. NBA 2K18
  10. Monster Hunter: World
  11. Super Mario Odyssey*
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  13. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds**
  14. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  15. A Way Out**
  16. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  17. Dragon Ball: FighterZ
  18. FIFA 18**
  19. Splatoon 2*
  20. UFC 3

NPD PS4 Software Top 10: March 2018

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. MLB 18 The Show
  3. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Monster Hunter: World
  6. Call of Duty: WWII
  7. NBA 2K18
  8. A Way Out
  9. Dragon Ball: FighterZ
  10. FIFA 18

NPD Best Selling Games of 2018 So Far

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. Monster Hunter: World
  3. Dragon Ball: FighterZ
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. NBA 2K18
  7. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds**
  8. Sea of Thieves
  9. MLB 18 The Show
  10. Mario Kart 8*

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

[via venturebeat.com]