Mortal Kombat 11 and Nintendo Switch Top NPD Charts for the Month of April
Mortal Kombat 11 made short work of its competition in April becoming the highest-sold game on every platform is released upon in the month.
The latest NPD charts for the month of April 2019 have recently been released and NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat 11 was the biggest winner of the month.
On the software chart for April, Mortal Kombat 11 beat out the month’s second-biggest release in Sony’s Days Gone and the competition wasn’t all that close. Mortal Kombat 11 was the highest-selling game of the month on every single platform that it released for (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) and is the first third-party game to lead sales for the Switch since 2017 when Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle launched. Furthermore, Mortal Kombat 11 now stands as the second best-selling game of the year trailing only that of Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts III.
While MK11 dominated the month of April, plenty of other titles had strong showings as well. As mentioned before, Days Gone finished April in second place for software sales and has already proven to be Sony Bend Studio’s most successful game ever. MLB The Show 19 finished the month in third and is currently the 10th highest-sold game of the year. Meanwhile, the rest of the chart for April was mainly filled with releases from March that still carried over and did well.
Here’s the full top-20 list from April:
In the realm of hardware, the Nintendo Switch continued to stay on top of its competition like we’ve come to expect at this point. Nintendo’s console stands as not only April but all of 2019’s best-selling hardware both in terms of dollar sales and units sold.
That said, hardware sales as a whole for the month fell by 29% compared to April 2018 due to the decline of hardware sales for all other platforms besides the Switch. On the year as a whole, hardware spending is down 16% compared to last year. Again though, this isn’t anything to be all that shocked by considering both the PS4 and Xbox One are on their final legs.
Below you can find a video from The NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella going over the same information laid out in this article in further depth.