MLB The Show has always been a popular franchise, but the 2019 instalment is the best-selling baseball game in United States history. According to the NPD Group, which tracks both physical and digital game sales across the country, full-game dollar sales of the latest instalment in the baseball simulation series “have now surpassed those of MVP Baseball 2004, which originally released in March 2004”. It’s worth mentioning that with Diamond Dynasty microtransaction sales, the title is likely to have been even more profitable.
Of course, beginning with MLB The Show 21, an unprecedented move will see Sony develop and publish the franchise on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC, meaning that the sales ceiling for the series will be higher than it’s ever been. Expect the brand to break even more records as a result.