The February 2019 NPD results are in, with some very interesting results. Per NPD analyst Mat Piscatella and VentureBeat, BioWare’s Anthem took the top spot as the bestselling game of February, while Jump Force was right behind it at number two. Metro Exodus debuted at number eight, the strongest performance for any Metro game at launch. Crackdown 3 did not chart in the top twenty.

The Nintendo Switch was the bestselling console of the month and is the bestselling console year-to-date for 2019.

Here are the numbers for February 2019 NPD:
  • Total Video Game Sales: $1.047 billion, up 4% from $1.007 billion in February 2018
  • Video Games Hardware: $277 million, down 12% from $316 million in February 2018
  • PC & Video Games Software: $475 million, up 15% from $397 million in February 2018
  • Video Games Accessories & Game Cards: $313 million, up 6% from $294 million in February 2018
Here’s the February 2019 game sales rankings (based on dollar sales, not units):
  • Anthem**
  • Jump Force
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Far Cry New Dawn
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Resident Evil 2 2019
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  • Metro: Exodus**
  • NBA 2K19
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  • Mario Kart 8*
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  • Minecraft***
  • Super Mario Party*
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Madden NFL 19**
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man

* Digital sales not included
** PC digital sales not included
***Minecraft sales include all physical & digital on PlayStation and Xbox platforms

Here’s the bestselling games of February 2019 by platform: 
PlayStation 4
  • Anthem
  • Jump Force
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Resident Evil 2 2019
  • Metro: Exodus
  • Far Cry New Dawn
  • NBA 2K19
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
Xbox One
  • Anthem
  • Jump Force
  • Far Cry New Dawn
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  • NBA 2K19
  • Resident Evil 2 2019
  • Metro: Exodus
  • Grand Theft Auto V
Nintendo Switch
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Mario Kart 8
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Party
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu
  • Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee
  • Splatoon 2
  • Minecraft
Here’s the bestselling games of 2019 year-to-date:
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Anthem**
  • Resident Evil 2 2019
  • Jump Force
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  • NBA 2K19
  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

For more information, please consult Mat Piscatella’s thread here and VentureBeat here. If you’d like to see the results for the January 2019 NPD charts, check here.