And Ace Combat 7 set a franchise record.
According to the research firm NPD Group, in January 2019, the US spent $ 893 million on video games, consoles and accessories. This is 19% less than the year before – then total revenues exceeded 1.1 billion.
The most successful game of the month was Kingdom Hearts III. Its sales in dollar equivalent are two and a half times as high as the last franchise record – the second part of the series, released in 2006.
The second line in the general chart took a remake of Resident Evil 2 from Capcom, although the horror managed to beat the game from Square Enix on sales on Xbox One.
Two other major releases of January are the New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown – took the third and seventh positions respectively.
At the same time, the arcade flight simulator showed a record result for the franchise – 80% more revenue than the Ace Combat 6 for the same period.
The most salable console in January 2019 was Switch. With the fact that players spent on the console by 28% less than a year earlier, revenue increased only at the device from Nintendo.
Top 20 best-selling games in the US in January 2019
(* – excluding digital sales, ** – excluding digital sales on a PC)
- Kingdom Hearts III
- Resident evil 2
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe *
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 **
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate *
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- 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 (sales on PlayStation and Xbox only)
- Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
- Marvel’s Spider-Man
- FIFA 19 **
- Super Mario Odyssey *