The May 2019 NPD results are in, covering video games sales in the month of May in the USA. Per NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, This month didn’t see a ton of changes, as Mortal Kombat 11 and Days Gone kept their #1 and #2 spots from last month respectively. Arriviving this month at the #3 spot was Total War: Three Kingdoms, while Rage 2 debuted at #4.

On the hardware side, the Nintendo Switch was again the bestselling console for the month. The Nintendo Switch has been the bestselling console year-to-date for 2019.

Here are the numbers for the May 2019 NPD results:
  • Total: $641 million (Down 11% from $717 million in May 2018)
  • Hardware: $149 million (Down 20% from $186 million)
  • PC and console software: $262 million (Down 13% from $302 million)
  • Accessories: $230 million (Up 0% from $229 million)
Here’s the May 2019 game sales rankings (based on dollar sales, not units):
  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Days Gone
  3. Total War: Three Kingdoms
  4. Rage 2*
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  7. Red Dead Redemption II
  8. MLB 19: The Show
  9. Minecraft***
  10. NBA 2K19
  11. Mario Kart 8*
  12. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2**
  13. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  14. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  15. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  17. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  18. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  19. Team Sonic Racing
  20. Yoshi’s Crafted World*

* 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 April 2019 by platform:
PlayStation 4
  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Days Gone
  3. MLB 19: The Show
  4. Rage 2*
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  7. Red Dead Redemption II
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  9. NBA 2K19
  10. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Xbox One
  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Rage 2*
  3. Red Dead Redemption II
  4. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. NBA 2K19
  7. Minecraft
  8. Forza Horizon 4
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  10. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
Nintendo Switch
  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  2. Mario Kart 8*
  3. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Yoshi’s Crafted World*
  7. Super Mario Party*
  8. Super Mario Odyssey*
  9. Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu*
  10. Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee*
Here’s the bestselling games of 2019 year-to-date:
  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Kingdom Hearts III
  3. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2**
  4. Anthem**
  5. Resident Evil 2 2019
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  7. Red Dead Redemption II
  8. Days Gone
  9. MLB 19: The Show
  10. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

For more information on this month’s NPD results, please consult Mat Piscatella’s thread right here. If you’d like to see the results for the April 2019 NPD numbers, check here.