Number one in AmericaKingdom Hearts III has become the first number one in the US for 2019, as Resident Evil 2 and New Super Mario Bros. also do well.
Games Inbox: Who is your favourite Apex Legends character?Square Enix’s Disney epic has claimed the top spot in the US, during a busy January for new releases. Although overall sales failed to match the impact of Monster Hunter: World and Dragon Ball FighterZ from last year.
As ever there, there are no sales numbers and American charts are only released monthly rather than weekly, but both the top two games sold more than twice as much as their (very old) predecessors.
A more recent comparison exists for New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, which sold more than 30% more than the Wii U version from 2012. Ace Combat 7 also set a new record for the series, selling 80% more than 2007’s Ace Combat 6.
In terms of hardware the Nintendo Switch was once again the best-selling console, and the only one to show an increase from last year.
Leaked hardware numbers suggest that the Switch sold 284,000 units, the PlayStation 4 195,000, and Xbox One 101,000. Although that can’t be verified since Chart-Track never release them officially.
The decline in Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sales are the primary reason why Microsoft and Sony are planning a new generation of consoles,
Although despite overall hardware sales dropping 28% it was still the second highest January since 2014.
U.S. all formats chart – January
1 (-) Kingdom Hearts III (XO/PS4)2 (-) Resident Evil 2 (XO/PS4/PC)3 (-) New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (NS)*4 (2) Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 (XO/PS4/PC)**5 (1) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS)*6 (3) Red Dead Redemption II (XO/PS4)7 (-) Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (XO/PS4)8 (5) NBA 2K19 (XO/PS4/NS/PC)9 (6) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)*10(R) Grand Theft Auto V (360/PS3/XO/PS4/PC)
*Does not include digital sales**Does not include PC digital sales
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