NPD: Five of August's Top 10 Best-Selling Games Were Nintendo Switch Exclusives

NPD: Five of August's Top 10 Best-Selling Games Were Nintendo Switch Exclusives

Astral Chain makes a surprisingly strong debut.

August's sales reports are rolling in, and Nintendo seems to be the big winner this summer. Per reports from the NPD group, five of August's 10 best-selling games were Nintendo Switch exclusive titles, though the annual reigning champion of August still holds the top spot.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses continues to lead the pack for Nintendo, coming in at the number four spot. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Maker 2, and Mario Kart 8 all follow in order down the list, with newcomer Astral Chain sliding in at a surprising 10th place debut. For the first game in a series that seemed like it could be overshadowed by other massive Switch launches, that's an impressive result for the folks at Platinum.

Madden remains the king of August however, with a seventh consecutive year atop the August charts. August's results alone rank Madden NFL 20 as the third best-selling game of the year to date, only falling behind Kingdom Hearts 3 and Mortal Kombat 11. Madden is our annual reminder that the big fall launch season has started, and also, that football is back, y'all.

Check out the best-selling games for each console in August below, ordered first through 10th:

August 2019 Top 10 Games

  • Madden NFL 20
  • Minecraft
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • Astral Chain

Top 10 PS4 Games for August 2019

  • Madden NFL 20
  • Minecraft
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Days Gone
  • MLB 19: The Show
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Top 10 Xbox One Games for August 2019

  • Madden NFL 20
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Minecraft
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • Overwatch
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games for August 2019

  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Astral Chain
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Party
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Minecraft

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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