Monster Hunter: World Tops the NPD Software Charts for a Second Straight Month

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Mar 21, 2018
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The NPD Group have released their full February sales data, and it was another good month for Monster Hunter: World, which topped the software charts for the second straight month. New additions to the chart included the Shadow of the Colossus remake at #6, EA Sports UFC 3 at #7, and Kingdom Come: Deliverance at #8.

Monster Hunter: World has been a surprise runaway hit, shipping over 7.5 million units to become Capcom’s best-selling game ever. Will Monster Hunter be able to keep its streak going in March? Sea of Thieves and Far Cry 5 will likely knock it off its pedestal, but you never know.

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Here’s NPD’s full February top 20:

  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Call of Duty: WWII
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Dragon Ball FighterZ
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Shadow of the Colossus
  7. EA Sports UFC 3
  8. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  9. Mario Kart 8
  10. Super Mario Odyssey
  11. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  13. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  14. Bayonetta 2
  15. Madden NFL 18
  16. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  17. FIFA 18
  18. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
  19. The Sims 4
  20. Star Wars: Battlefront II

And here’s the updated list of the best-selling games of the past 12 months:

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. NBA 2K18
  3. Destiny 2
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  8. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  9. Super Mario Odyssey
  10. Mario Kart 8

On the hardware front, NPD has confirmed reports that the PS4 was the overall winner for the month. That said, the Switch and Xbox One also did well, as February 2018 hardware spending was up 55 percent to $316 million compared to a year ago. The Switch continues to set a record pace, selling more systems in its first 12 months on the market than any console in history.

What games did you pick up in February? Surprised by any of NPD’s numbers?

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