ANTHEM hasn’t been a complete and utter failure – well, assuming you ignore virtually everything to do with the game itself. The title topped the February 2019 NPD charts in the United States, registering the second highest launch for a BioWare title of all time. It’s only outpaced by Mass Effect 3, which you may recall being a juggernaut when it deployed on the PlayStation 3.

Industry spend increased four per cent for the month year-over-year, with other new releases like Jump Force, Far Cry: New Dawn, and Metro: Exodus helping to drive that boost. As is to be expected at this stage in the generation, the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console, outperforming the aging PlayStation 4 and Xbox One families for the second successive month in 2019.

We’ve included all of the relevant sales charts below. It’s particularly nice to see Marvel’s Spider-Man clinging on, isn’t it?

NPD Software Top 20: February 2019

  1. ANTHEM**
  2. Jump Force
  3. Kingdom Hearts III
  4. Far Cry: New Dawn
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2
  6. Resident Evil 2
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  8. Metro: Exodus**
  9. NBA 2K19
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  11. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  12. Mario Kart 8*
  13. Grand Theft Auto V
  14. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  16. Minecraft ***
  17. Super Mario Party*
  18. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  19. Madden NFL 19**
  20. Marvel’s Spider-Man

NPD PS4 Software Top 10: February 2019

  1. ANTHEM**
  2. Jump Force
  3. Kingdom Hearts III
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2
  5. Resident Evil 2
  6. Metro: Exodus**
  7. Far Cry: New Dawn
  8. NBA 2K19
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  10. Marvel’s Spider-Man

NPD Best Selling Games of 2019 So Far

  1. Kingdom Hearts III
  2. ANTHEM**
  3. Resident Evil 2
  4. Jump Force
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  9. NBA 2K19
  10. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

* Digital sales not included
** PC digital sales not included

[via venturebeat.com]