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Nintendo Completely Dominated Video Game Sales In July

Octopath Traveler was the best-selling video game of July 2018.CREDIT: SQUARE ENIX

Nintendo was the big winner in July in terms of video game sales. The Japanese game maker had the best-selling video game in June with Mario Tennis Aces and the best-selling video game of July with Octopath Traveler.

In fact, Nintendo held five of the top ten spots for the month of July despite the NPD Group not tracking the company’s digital sales. That’s very impressive and should help ease some investor concerns over the Nintendo Switch.

For July, total video game hardware sales were $217 million, up 19% from July 2017. Video game software sales totalled $246 million, down 12% from last year. And accessories and game cards were a whopping $286 million, up fully 49% from a year ago.

Year-to-date, video game hardware sales are at $1.9 billion, up 21% from 2017. Year-to-date software sales are at $2.8 billion, up 5% from a year ago. And accessories and game cards are up 33% over last year at $2.06 billion in the United States.

Gallery: Diablo III Eternal Collection on Nintendo Switch

Here are the top 20 best-selling games of July:

Octopath Traveler*

Grand Theft Auto VMario Kart 8*Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane TrilogyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*Far Cry 5Super Mario Odyssey*The Crew 2Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

Mario Tennis Aces*FIFA 18^LEGO IncrediblesGod of War 2018Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker*NBA 2K18Call of Duty: WWIIDetroit: Become Human

MLB 18: The ShowMinecraft^Destiny 2^

As you can see, of the top 10 fully 5 of these are Nintendo games. Octopath Traveler, Mario Kart 8 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild were all in the top 5.

Once again, Grand Theft Auto V continues to impress, this time leaping to the #2 spot despite being five years old.

Here are the top 10 year-to-date best-selling video games of 2018:

Far Cry 5God of War 2018Monster Hunter: WorldCall of Duty: WWIIGrand Theft Auto VDragon Ball: FighterzMario Kart 8*NBA 2K18

MLB 18: The ShowSuper Mario Odyssey*

Far Cry 5 and God of War continue to be the best-sellers with Monster Hunter: World rounding up the top three. Both Call Of Duty: WWII and GTAV also manage to make the top 5.

Finally, here are the top 10 best-selling video games of the past 12 months (rolling):

Call of Duty: WWIINBA 2K18Destiny 2^

Madden NFL 18Super Mario Odyssey*Far Cry 5Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017^Assassin’s Creed: OriginsGrand Theft Auto VGod of War 2018