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Nintendo Sales Panic: April 2018 US NPD Group Results

by Donald Theriault - May 22, 2018, 8:04 pm EDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: NPD Group

Apparently giant robots can't stand up to Angry Dad, just Pokemon can.

The NPD Group has released the results of their April sales survey and although God of War was dominant, Nintendo had another strong month.

For the period of April 8 - May 5, God of War for PlayStation 4 lapped the field in terms of game sales, and the PlayStation 4 had the highest recorded April sales since the Wii in 2009. Despite that, the Switch w/neon Joy-Cons was still the best selling individual system for the second straight month.

In the game front, the reporting period being later than normal caused Nintendo to have two debutants in the chart, with the Labo Variety Kit at number four in the revenue top 20 and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Switch taking the 5th slot. Nintendo placed four other titles in the top 20: regulars Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #6, Super Mario Odyssey #9, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild #13, and March's Kirby: Star Allies at #19. According to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, the Robot kit finished in 21st for the month despite having a higher MSRP. NBA 2k18 finished 10th and FIFA 18 20th in the mutiplatform chart.

The Nintendo software top 10s:


  1. Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit
  2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Super Mario Odyssey
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  6. Kirby Star Allies
  7. Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit
  8. Splatoon 2
  9. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft)
  10. Pokkén Tournament DX


  1. Pokémon Ultra Sun
  2. Pokémon Ultra Moon
  3. Detective Pikachu
  4. Super Smash Bros
  5. Mario Kart 7
  6. Super Mario 3D Land
  7. Minecraft (Microsoft)
  8. Super Mario Maker
  9. Mario Party: The Top 100
  10. Kirby Battle Royale
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