The NPD Group today released its report for March 2017, revealing the top 10 best-selling games of the month for the United States and other key industry facts.
Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildands was the best-selling game overall during the five-week reporting period that ran February 26 through April 1. This is the first reporting period to include Sony’s Horizon: Zero Dawn, which launched on February 28. Sony’s PS4-exclusive landed in the No. 4 spot for March, behind Mass Effect: Andromeda (No. 3) and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (No. 2).
You can see all of the top-seller lists NPD shared below. As is now the case every month, these lists are ranked by US dollar sales and combine physical sales with digital sales from select publishers (absences include Nintendo and Battle.net). All figures in this post do not cover the entire industry spend.
Overall, total video game spending–across hardware, software, and accessories–improved year-over-year, rising 24 percent to over $1.3 billion. In a statement, NPD Group analyst Sam Naji said the launch of the Nintendo Switch on March 3 and a number of big-name games helped spending improve.
This uptick in sales is notable, as total physical sales had previously declined every month for the past year months.
March 2017 Top 10 Best-Selling Games:
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Mass Effect: Andromeda
- Horizon: Zero Dawn
- MLB The Show 17
- Grand Theft Auto V
- For Honor
- NBA 2K17
- Nier: Automata
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare