Nintendo Switch, Octopath Traveler Dominate US July Sales


Nintendo Switch was the best selling console in July, according to NPD Group data, in North America. Nintendo’s success was also helped by Octopath Traveler, which was the best selling game of the month.

“Nintendo Switch was July’s best-selling hardware platform in both dollars and units sold,” NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella told Venture Beat, commenting the July sales data.


“This is the seventh month that Switch has led in hardware dollar sales since launching in March 2017, and the first since December 2017. Unit sales of Nintendo hardware in July 2018 reached its highest point for a July month since 2009.”

“Microsoft and Sony are both doing just fine, though. Xbox One hardware sales are trending up. In terms of dollar sales, the Xbox One platform grew by 50 percent year-over-year in July. Year-to-date, it’s up more than 60 percent,” adds the analysis, while “the PlayStation 4 is still the best-selling platform of 2018 so far.”

Talking about software, this is the chart. One * means that digital sales were not taken into account, which is an even greater remark that Octopath Traveler was very successful in the US, and two ** mean that PC sales were not take into account, instead.

  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 Incredibles
  13. God of War (2018)
  14. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker*
  15. NBA 2K18
  16. Call of Duty: WWII
  17. Detroit: Become Human
  18. MLB 18: The Show
  19. Minecraft**
  20. Destiny 2**

Did you purchase one of these games or consoles last month?