God of War Breaks Records on NPD, While the PS4 Dominates April in the United States

The NPD revealed its statistics for April, and the PS4 was at the top, with SIE Santa Monica Studios' God of War breaking records all over the place.

May 22, 2018

Today NPD disclosed its statistics for the month of April 2018 related to the United States Market.

The numbers came from Games Industry Analyst Mat Piscatella, who posted an extensive video on  YouTube.

First of all, it’s a triumph for God of War, which isn’t just April’s top-selling game, but it set a dollar sales launch month record for a PlayStation exclusive, and for an April release after the launch of Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008.

PlayStation 4 is the best-selling platform of the month and had the highest unit sales since the Wii in April 2009. The God of War limited edition PS4 bundle was the top-selling single hardware SKU in the month dollar-wise.

The DualShock 4 also became the top-selling gamepad ever, dollar-wise.

 Far Cry 5 was the second-ranking title of the month, followed by MLB 18: The Show in third place and Nintendo Labo‘s Variety Kit in fourth place. The Robot Kit was way less successful, debuting in 21st place.

You can check out the full video below, alongside the ranking for separate platforms. If you’re curious about the past month, you can check out our dedicated article.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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