November NPD 2018 PlayStation 4 PS4 USA Sales Charts

The story of 2018 has by and large been that all major systems have performed well, and that continued in November with stat-tracking firm the NPD Group reporting that all three primary platforms exceeded sales of 1.3 million units for the month. As was expected, the PlayStation 4 was the best-seller in terms of unit sales, buoyed by the $199.99 Marvel’s Spider-Man bundle that ran during Black Friday. The Nintendo Switch generated more revenue, but was obviously sold at a higher price point.

It means that in its fifth year on the market, the PS4 is currently the best-selling console of the year in the United States, though without any deals in December there’s a good chance that it may still get pipped at the post by the second year Switch. When you consider how well Nintendo’s hybrid is doing overall, though, it’s a sign of just how healthy the industry is that Sony’s console is remaining very competitive this late in its lifecycle. And the Xbox One isn’t exactly dragging its heels these days anymore either.

Despite all of this, overall industry spend was actually flat year-over-year, with declining software sales offsetting a small upturn in hardware revenue. Red Dead Redemption 2 was, as you’d expect, once again the month’s best-seller, followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V. To the surprise of many, Fallout 76 finished fourth and that’s without digital sales, although it failed to beat the launch sales of Fallout 4 and Fallout: New Vegas.

Sony’s big exclusives continued to sell well through November, with Marvel’s Spider-Man finishing 13th on the charts and God of War returning in 16th position. The duo are now the sixth and seventh best-selling games of the year respectively, which is impressive to say the least. It’s also worth mentioning that Spyro: Reignited Trilogy burned its way into ninth position in the November charts, with total sales 30 per cent higher than the launch month sales of all previous Spyro titles combined – minus the spin-off Skylanders series.

NPD Software Top 20: November 2018

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4**
  3. Battlefield V**
  4. Fallout 76*
  5. Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu*
  6. Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee*
  7. NBA 2K19
  8. Madden NFL 19
  9. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy
  10. FIFA 19**
  11. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  12. Super Mario Party*
  13. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  14. Mario Kart 8*
  15. WWE 2K19
  16. God of War 2018
  17. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
  18. Just Dance 2019
  19. Grand Theft Auto V
  20. Forza Horizon 4

NPD PS4 Software Top 10: November 2018

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  3. Fallout 76*
  4. Battlefield V
  5. NBA 2K19
  6. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy
  7. Madden NFL 19
  8. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  9. FIFA 19
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

NPD Best Selling Games of 2018 So Far

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4*
  2. Red Dead Redemption 2
  3. NBA 2K19
  4. Far Cry 5
  5. Madden NFL 19**
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  7. God of War 2018
  8. Monster Hunter: World
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

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

[via venturebeat.com, resetera.com]