The March 2019 NPD results have been released and we have a fair bit to go over. According to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella and VentureBeat, The Division 2 took the top spot as bestselling game of the month, while Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice took second place. FromSoftware had previously announced that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice had sold 2 million copies in its first week. MLB: The Show 19 took the third spot while Devil May Cry 5 made the fourth.

As for hardware, the Nintendo Switch was the bestselling console of March 2019. With the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both having released in 2013, the sales of those platforms are slowing down.

Here are the numbers for March 2019 NPD:
  • Total Video Game Sales: $1.179 billion, down 11% from $1.325 billion in March 2018
  • Video Games Hardware: $282 million, down 15% from $331 million in March 2018
  • PC & Video Games Software: $547 billion, down 11% from $617 billion in March 2018
  • Video Games Accessories & Game Cards: $349 million, down 7% from $377 million in February 2018
Here’s the March 2019 game sales rankings (based on dollar sales, not units):
  1. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2**
  2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice**
  3. MLB 19: The Show
  4. Devil May Cry 5
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  6. Red Dead Redemption II
  7. NBA 2K19
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Yoshi’s Crafted World*
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  11. Anthem**
  12. Mario Kart 8*
  13. Jump Force
  14. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  15. Far Cry New Dawn
  16. Minecraft***
  17. Battlefield V**
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  19. Borderlands
  20. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

* Digital sales not included
** PC digital sales not included
***Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One included

Here’s the bestselling games of March 2019 by platform:
PlayStation 4
  1. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  2. MLB 19: The Show
  3. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  4. Devil May Cry 5
  5. Red Dead Redemption II
  6. NBA 2K19
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  8. Jump Force
  9. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  10. Grand Theft Auto V
Xbox One
  1. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  3. Devil May Cry 5
  4. Anthem
  5. Red Dead Redemption II
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. NBA 2K19
  9. Battlefield V
  10. Far Cry New Dawn
Nintendo Switch
  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  2. Yoshi’s Crafted World*
  3. Mario Kart 8*
  4. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  6. Super Mario Party*
  7. Super Mario Odyssey*
  8. Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu*
  9. Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee*
  10. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Here’s the bestselling games of 2019 year-to-date:
  1. Kingdom Hearts III
  2. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2**
  3. Anthem**
  4. Resident Evil 2 2019
  5. Red Dead Redemption II
  6. Jump Force
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice**
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*

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