NPD: Grand Theft Auto V is the Best Selling Game of All Time

NPD: Grand Theft Auto V is the Best Selling Game of All Time

In hardware news the Nintendo Switch won August 2017.

Grand Theft Auto V is now the best selling game of all-time in terms of revenue and tracked unit sales. That's according to the NPD Group's August analysis for video game sales in 2017. Not only is that incredibly impressive, but it proves just how strong GTAV is almost four years after the game initially came out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.

According to the NPD Group's monthly sales reports, Grand Theft Auto V was the second best selling game in the month of August, behind Madden NFL 18. But it's important to know that Madden 18 came out that month, while GTA V's been on the market since 2013 in one form or another. GTA Online in particular has proven to be a huge boon for the comapny. It should be noted that digital sales for games like PUBG aren't accounted for in the NPD Group's listings.

Grand Theft Auto V beat other new titles that month too including Uncharted: The Lost Legacy which also came out that month to third place.

"Grand Theft Auto V has now been on the market 49 months and has achieved 41 Top 10 chart appearances, 16 more times than any other single title in reported history," wrote NPD's Mat Piscatella. "In addition, Grand Theft Auto V is the all-time best-selling game by both revenue and units in tracked sales across PC, console, and portable with digital and packaged combined."

For hardware, the Nintendo Switch was the best selling console in August, but the success of the Switch for hardware sales were offset by the decline in sales for the Xbox One and Legacy platforms.

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You can see the full list of best selling games below.

August 2017 Top 10 Games

  • Madden NFL 18
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Splatoon 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  • Overwatch

Xbox One Top 10 Video Game Sales for August 2017

  • Madden NFL 18
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Overwatch
  • Injustice 2
  • Minecraft
  • TOm Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • For Honor

PlayStation 4 Top 10 Video Game Sales for August 2017

  • Madden NFL 18
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
  • MLB 17: The Show
  • Overwatch
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • Injustice 2
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Nintendo Switch Top 10 Video Game Sales for August 2017

  • Splatoon 2***
  • Mario Kart 8***
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild***
  • ARMS***
  • 1-2 Switch***
  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers***
  • Just Dance 2017***
  • Lego City Undercover***
  • Cars 3: Driven to Win***
  • Minecraft: Story Mode The Complete Adventure***

Nintendo 3DS Top 10 Video Game Sales for August 2017

  • Miitopia***
  • Hey! Pikman***
  • Pokemon: Sun***
  • Super Smash Bros.***
  • Super Mario Maker***
  • Pokemon: Moon***
  • Mario Kart 7***
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia***
  • Mario Sports Superstars***
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2***

10 Best Selling Games of 2017 So Far

  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • The Legends of Zelda: Breath of the Wild***
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • For Honor
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Injustice 2
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Madden NFL 18
  • NBA 2K17
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

*** No digital sales included

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Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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