January 2019's Best-Selling Games And Console In The US Revealed

Kingdom Hearts III was last month's best-selling game, but Switch was the best-selling console.

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January saw the release of two of the year's most anticipated titles, Kingdom Hearts III and Capcom's Resident Evil 2 remake, and both unsurprisingly had strong debuts in the US. According to the NPD Group's latest sales report, the two were the best-selling games in the country last month, with New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe following at third.

While the NPD Group doesn't disclose sales numbers, it notes that Kingdom Hearts 3 was the US's best-selling game for January. Furthermore, the title's total launch month dollar sales were two-and-a-half times higher than the series' previous best, Kingdom Hearts II.

Resident Evil 2 took the runner-up spot last month and similarly had 2.8 times higher dollar sales than the original, which released on PS One back in 1998. New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, meanwhile, generated 30% higher launch month dollar sales than the original Wii U title did when it released alongside the system in 2012.

While Kingdom Hearts may have been the best-selling game, the Nintendo Switch was the US's best-selling console last month in both units and dollars. Moreover, NPD says Switch was the only platform to grow year-on-year, and the Switch Pro Controller was the best-selling accessory last month.

Despite these strong sales, NPD reports that overall video game spending last month was down 19% compared to January 2018. That's not all bad news, however, as the group notes that January 2019 still had "the second highest market total achieved in a January month since the $917 million reached in January 2013."

January 2019's Best-Selling Games In The US

  1. Kingdom Hearts III
  2. Resident Evil 2
  3. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  6. Red Dead Redemption 2
  7. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  8. NBA 2K19
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  10. Grand Theft Auto V
  11. Madden NFL 19
  12. Tales of Vesperia
  13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  14. Battlefield V
  15. Super Mario Party
  16. Minecraft
  17. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  18. Marvel's Spider-Man
  19. FIFA 19
  20. Super Mario Odyssey

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Glad to see Ace Combat made the list. This obviously shows a want for flying games, which there is a sever lack of across the board.

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Funny enough it's 7th game at 7th place.

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GTAV makes a lot of money for being a really bad GTA game. But of course Switch is selling more than other consoles. It's newer. Too bad it's rubbish.

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Kingdom hearts beat RE2?


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I don´t know what to do with this essential information shared. Thank you!

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Kingdom Hearts won! That nostalgia hype was real lol

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No surprises here really. RE2 and Kingdom Hearts 3 were 2 hugely anticipated titles that developed a mythical status in terms of their releases so it shouldn’t surprise any out there that they would both perform strong.

Speaking of, any out there still on the fence about RE2 go out and buy it right now. It’s probably one of if not the best representations of how to do a remake right. Absolutely loving every second of my time with it.