NPD: Mortal Kombat 11 Is Now the Bestselling Game of 2019 So Far

NPD: Mortal Kombat 11 Is Now the Bestselling Game of 2019 So Far

Mortal Kombat scores a second win.

The video game sales numbers are out for the month of May, courtesy of NPD, and Mortal Kombat 11 once again takes the top spot as the month's bestselling game. NetherRealm's fighting game has now become the bestselling game of the year so far.

May 2019 recorded the lowest sales in video game software for a May month since 2013. Sales are down 13 percent from a year ago and saw the lowest sales for a new release in a May month since 1998.

This allowed Mortal Kombat 11, which was April's bestselling game, to stay on top of the board as the top-selling game of the month followed by Days Gone. Mortal Kombat 11, Kingdom Hearts 3, The Division 2, Anthem, and Resident Evil 2 are now the bestselling games of the year so far.

Here's a full list of May's bestselling games for each console below.

May 2019 Top 10 Games

  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Days Gone
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Rage 2
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • MLB 19: The Show
  • Minecraft
  • NBA 2K19

Top 10 Xbox One Games for May 2019

  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Rage 2*
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • The Division 2
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • NBA 2K19
  • Minecraft
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Rainbow Six: Siege

Top 10 PS4 Games for May 2019

  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Days Gone
  • MLB 19: The Show
  • Rage 2*
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • NBA 2K19
  • The Division 2

Top 10 Switch Games for May 2019*

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Mario Kart 8
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Yoshi's Crafted World
  • Super Mario Party
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu
  • Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee

*-Digital Sales not included.

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Matt Kim

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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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