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The Games of August

NPD Group offers a new list of Entertainment Industry Top 10 Sellers for the U.S., updated with August data. Here's a Highlights Video, and below is the latest data, with the usual set of mismatched footnotes:

Top 10 Selling Video Games (Retail and Digital), August 2019

Rank Rank Last Month Title Publisher
1 1 Madden NFL 20^ Electronic Arts
2 5 Minecraft# Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
3 6 Grand Theft Auto V Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
4 2 Fire Emblem: Three Houses* Nintendo
5 7 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
6 3 Super Mario Maker 2* Nintendo
7 9 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
8 8 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros. Interactive
9 12 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege Ubisoft
10 NEW Astral Chain* Nintendo

Top 10 Selling Video Games (Retail and Digital), YTD Ending August 2019

Rank Rank Last Month Title Publisher
1 1 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros. Interactive
2 2 Kingdom Hearts III Square Enix Inc (Corp)
3 8 Madden NFL 20^ Electronic Arts
4 3 Tom Clancy's The Division 2^ Ubisoft
5 4 Anthem^ Electronic Arts
6 6 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
7 5 Resident Evil 2 2019 Capcom USA
8 11 Grand Theft Auto V Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
9 7 Red Dead Redemption II Take Two Interactive (Corp)
10 9 Days Gone Sony (Corp)

*** No digital sales included in ranking.
^ Battle.net sales not included
NPD’s U.S. top 10 games list, ranked by dollar sales, includes full-game digital sales (from participating publishers) as well as sales for physical formats sold at retail and online across console, PC and portable platforms.