January 2019 NPD

January 2019 NPD: Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2 Make Strong Debuts

The January 2019 NPD numbers have been released, so let’s take a look at this month’s results. According to VentureBeat and NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, Kingdom Hearts III topped the charts as the number one game for January, the first time a Kingdom Hearts game has done so. Resident Evil 2 also performed extremely well and was the second-highest on the charts.

The Nintendo Switch was the top-selling console for January 2019. Additionally, it was the only console that showed growth year-over-year. With that said, hardware sales were still down year-over-year.

Here are the numbers for January 2019 NPD:
  • Total: $893 million (Down 19% from $1,101 million in January 2018)
  • Hardware: $199 million (down 28% from $278 million)
  • PC and console software: $427 million (down 18% compared to $520 million)
  • Accessories: $267 million (down 12% from $303 million)
Here’s the January 2019 game sales rankings (based on dollar sales, not units):
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Resident Evil 2 2019
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  • NBA 2K19
  • Mario Kart 8*
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Madden NFL 19**
  • Tales Of Vesperia
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  • Battlefield V**
  • Super Mario Party*
  • Minecraft#
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • FIFA 19**
  • Super Mario Odyssey*

* Digital sales not included
** PC digital sales not included
# Minecraft sales include all physical & digital on PlayStation and Xbox platforms

Here’s the bestselling games on January 2019 by platform: 
PlayStation 4
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Resident Evil 2 2019
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  • NBA 2K19
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Madden NFL 19
  • Battlefield V
Xbox One 
  • Resident Evil 2 2019
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  • Sea Of Thieves
  • NBA 2K19
  • Battlefield V
  • Madden NFL 19
  • Grand Theft Auto V
Nintendo Switch 
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Mario Kart 8
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Party
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu
  • Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee
  • Splatoon 2
  • Tales of Vesperia

 

 

For more information, please consult Mat Piscatella’s thread here and VentureBeat here. If you’d like to see the results for the December 2018 NPD charts, check here.

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