Madden NFL 20 tops the charts as the best-selling game of July 2019 on PS4

Madden NFL 20 takes the lead as the best-selling game on PS4 and overall platforms for July 2019

What you need to know

  • The July 2019 NPD data has been released.
  • For this month, Madden NFL 20 was the best-selling game on PlayStation 4 and overall.
  • The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console overall.
  • Madden NFL 20 is $51 on Amazon.

Every month, the NPD Group releases information on the top-selling games across all video game platforms in the United States. While it doesn’t account for worldwide sales, it does provide a good snapshot of one the largest video game markets. Mat Piscatella, an analyst for NPD, has shared the results for July 2019. For this month, data was tracked from July 7 through August 3, 2019.

For the month of July, Madden NFL 20 was the best-selling game on PlayStation 4 and for the month overall. Sony had two exclusives in the top 20 for the month: Marvel’s Spider-Man at the #11 spot and MLB 19: The Show at #17. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the month. Mortal Kombat 11 was at the #8 spot for the month overall and is still the best-selling game of 2019 so far.

Here are the numbers for the July 2019 NPD results:

  • Total: $762 million, very slightly up year-over-year
  • Video games hardware: $169 million, down 22% year-over-year
  • PC & video games software: $340 million, up 34% year-over-year
  • Accessories and game cards: $254 million, down 12% year-over-year

Here are the July 2019 game sales rankings (based on dollar sales, not units):

Madden NFL 20**
Fire Emblem: Three Houses*
Super Mario Maker 2*
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order*
Minecraft***
Grand Theft Auto V
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
Mortal Kombat 11
Mario Kart 8*
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
Red Dead Redemption II
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2**
MLB 19: The Show
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
NBA 2K19
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

  • *Does not include digital sales
  • **Does not include PC digital sales
  • ***Minecraft digital sales include Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Here are the best-selling games of July 2019 by platform:

PlayStation 4:

Madden NFL 20
Minecraft
Grand Theft Auto V
Marvel’s Spider-Man
MLB 19: The Show
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
Mortal Kombat 11
Days Gone
Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
Red Dead Redemption II

Xbox One:

Madden NFL 20
Grand Theft Auto V
Minecraft
Forza Horizon 4
Red Dead Redemption II
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
Mortal Kombat 11
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Nintendo Switch:

Fire Emblem: Three Houses*
Super Mario Maker 2*
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order*
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
Mario Kart 8*
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
Super Mario Party*
Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee*
Super Mario Odyssey*

Here are the best-selling games of 2019 year-to-date:

Mortal Kombat 11
Kingdom Hearts III
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2**
Anthem**
Resident Evil 2 2019
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
Red Dead Redemption II
Madden NFL 20**
Days Gone
MLB 19: The Show

That’s all for the breakdown of this month’s numbers. For more information, you can consult Mat Piscatella’s thread right here.

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