January 2018 NPD sales results - month overall, top Switch and 3DS, best the past 12 months


  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  3. Call of Duty: WWII
  4. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds*
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. NBA 2K18
  7. Super Mario Odyssey**
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
  9. Mario Kart 8**
  10. Madden NFL 18
  11. Star Wars: Battlefront II*
  12. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  13. UFC 3
  14. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  15. FIFA 18*
  16. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse
  17. The Sims 4*
  18. Splatoon 2**
  19. Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT
  20. Need for Speed: Payback*

* No PC digital sales
** No digital sales

Nintendo Switch**

  1. Super Mario Odyssey
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Pokken Tournament DX
  6. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  7. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  8. ARMS
  9. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  10. Doom 2016

Nintendo 3DS**

  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  3. Mario Kart 7
  4. Mario Party: The Top 100
  5. Minecraft
  6. Super Mario Maker
  7. Super Smash Bros.
  8. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
  9. New Super Mario Bros. 2
  10. Kirby: Battle Royale

The best-selling games over the last 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**
Tags: 3ds, switch


Good to see 2 third party games made it into the top 10. Hopefully others are seeing good sales on Switch.

Monster Hunter at number 1!?
2018 sure is wild.

Wed Feb 21 18 08:40pm
Rating: 1

Switch sold the most systems despite the lack of big new releases. Couldn't say the same about Wii U after its first holiday season. Looking forward to seeing what the February numbers are like with Bayonetta 2 as the first major release on Switch.

It's insane how the 3DS had its best January since 2013 and people want Nintendo to abandon it when they're still making money off the thing. Might as well milk it for all its worth.

Can't they show sale numbers instead?

Whoa, so you mean to tell me that the only two games that came out last month were the top-two best-selling titles of the month?

Who would have thought?

Good to see MH finally doing good sales in the west. Totally deserved, MHW is outstanding, just needs a bit more content, that will be added overtime.

Hopefully a Switch port will also happen at some point.

I still maintain that MHW would've done better on Switch. Capcom should've made the effort to bring it over or at least localize XX.

Fri Feb 23 18 01:07am
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Has there ever been an NPD since GTA V's release that didn't have GTA V on it? Hey Rockstar, wanna make GTA V #1 again? Release it on Switch. Just change all the churches to gun shops and Nintendo will be fine with it. It's an awesome game though. I dare say that it reaches a Nintendo level of quality. If it comes out on Switch, I'll probably buy it a third time. I have yet to buy it a second time (for PC).

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