February 2018 NPD: ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ Cracks the Top 10

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Animal Crossing sales

NPD released the sales numbers for video games in February 2018. Some notable new games made the top 10, but a few old favorites kept pace.

Top 20 Best-Selling Games

  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Call of Duty: WWII
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. UFC 3
  7. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  8. Mario Kart 8*
  9. Super Mario Odyssey
  10. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  12. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds**
  13. Shadow of the Colossus (2018)
  14. Bayonetta 2*
  15. Madden NFL 18
  16. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  17. FIFA 18**
  18. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
  19. The Sims 4**
  20. Star Wars: Battlefront II

NPD Group also unveiled the 10 best-selling Switch games, but only included physical sales:


  1. Mario Kart 8
  2. Super Mario Odyssey
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Bayonetta 2
  5. Splatoon 2
  6. Pokken Tournament DX
  7. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  8. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  9. Arms
  10. Dragon Quest Builders

Additionally, 3DS numbers can be found below. Pokemon was king, but titles like Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 7 were also amongst the best-sellers.


  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  3. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
  4. Mario Kart 7
  5. Minecraft
  6. Super Smash Bros.
  7. Mario Party: The Top 100
  8. Super Mario Maker
  9. Kirby: Battle Royale
  10. Super Mario 3D Land

Do any of these results surprise you? I wasn’t expecting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to be the top seller, but it’s great to see the older title back in the spotlight.


Aric Sweeny
Former Editor-in-Chief, now staff writer here at NE. I'm an English student in California. Let's talk Pokémon.