GTA V and God of War Rule the July 2018 NPD Charts

August 23, 2018Written by Uros Pavlovic

In the past, Sony’s PlayStation 4 had dominated both when it came to hardware and software. According to the July 2018 NPD software sales data, the situation has changed. Even though PS4 games are still selling like crazy, exclusives like God of War are no longer at the top of the general chart.

That doesn’t mean God of War isn’t doing well. It is just the recently released high-budget action-adventure game dropped down to the thirteenth spot on the chart. At the same time, Nintendo games like Mario Kart 8, Super Mario Odyssey and Octopath Traveler made their way to the very top

Check out the NPD charts in full below:

NPD Software Top 20: July 2018

  1. Octopath Traveler*
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Mario Kart 8*
  4. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  6. Far Cry 5
  7. Super Mario Odyssey*
  8. The Crew 2
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. Mario Tennis Aces *
  11. FIFA 18**
  12. LEGO The Incredibles
  13. God of War
  14. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker*
  15. NBA 2K18
  16. Call of Duty: WWII
  17. Detroit: Become Human
  18. MLB The Show 18
  19. Minecraft**
  20. Destiny 2**

NPD PS4 Software Top 10: July 2018

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. God of War
  3. Detroit: Become Human
  4. MLB The Show 18
  5. The Crew 2
  6. Far Cry 5
  7. FIFA 18
  8. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  9. Horizon Zero Dawn
  10. NBA 2K18

NPD Best Selling Games of 2018 So Far

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. God of War
  3. Monster Hunter: World
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Dragon Ball Fighterz
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. NBA 2K18
  9. MLB The Show 18
  10. Super Mario Odyssey

* No digital sales included

** No PC digital sales included

With these sales showing that consumers are keen on PS4 games and Sony’s stock reaching its highest peak in a decade in July 2018, it’s safe to say Sony will continue to push for more exclusives. Of course, let’s not forget that one of their biggest ones, Marvel’s Spider-Man, is coming in September 2018 and will likely further boost sales.

[Source: Push Square and Venturebeat]