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It was a March 2019 of hardware dominance in the United States for the Nintendo Switch, as the ageing PlayStation 4 and Xbox One continue their natural downturn ahead of the new generation. Overall industry spend for the month was down 11 per cent year-over-year, with hardware seeing the most significant decline.

Software also dipped, despite some strong new releases. As expected, The Division 2 topped the charts, but it was flanked by Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which debuted in second position. Perhaps even more impressive given the handwringing over baseball ratings, MLB The Show 19 set a new genre record, marking another year of extraordinary growth for the sports simulation.

NPD Software Top 20: March 2019

  1. Tom Clancy's The Division 2^
  2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice^
  3. MLB The Show 19
  4. Devil May Cry 5
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  6. Red Dead Redemption 2
  7. NBA 2K19
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Yoshi's Crafted World*
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
  11. Anthem^
  12. Mario Kart 8*
  13. Jump Force
  14. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  15. Far Cry New Dawn
  16. Minecraft#
  17. Battlefield V^
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  19. Borderlands
  20. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

* Digital sales not included
^ PC digital sales not included
# Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One included

[via venturebeat.com, gamesindustry.biz]