The September 2018 NPD results are in, with some very interesting results. According to VentureBeat, Insomniac Games’s PlayStation 4 exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man broke numerous records, achieving the highest launch for any PlayStation exclusive ever. It was the highest-grossing game of the month and it’s now the third-highest grossing game of the year, just behind Far Cry 5 and God of War.

For hardware, the PlayStation 4 was the bestselling console of the month, in both units and dollars. Xbox One sales are up 30% compared to last year and are up over 60% year to date. The Xbox One X 1TB Black is bestselling Xbox One hardware of the year, in both units and dollars sold.

Here’s the hardware numbers for September 2018: 
  • Total: $1.376 billion (up 7 percent from $1.285 billion in September 2017
  • Hardware: $306 million (down 3 percent from $316 million)
  • PC and console software: $747 million (flat from 2017’s $744 million
  • Accessories: $323 million (up 43 percent from $225 million)
The hardware numbers compared to 2017:
  • Total: $8.912 billion (up 16 percent from $7.706 billion in 2017 year to date)
  • Hardware: $2.422 billion (up 18 percent from $2.056 billion)
  • PC and console software: $3.877 billion (up 5 percent from $3.708 billion)
  • Accessories: $2.613 billion (up 35 percent from $1.942 billion)
Here’s the September 2018 NPD totals (based on dollar sales, not units sold):
  1. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  2. NBA 2K19
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  4. FIFA 19**
  5. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  6. Madden NFL 19**
  7. Forza Horizon 4
  8. Destiny 2**
  9. Super Mario Party*
  10. NHL 19
  11. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  12. WWE 2K19
  13. Grand Theft Auto V
  14. Mario Kart 8
  15. Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker
  16. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  17. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  18. Super Mario Odyssey*
  19. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  20. Minecraft**

*Does not include digital sales.
*Does not include PC digital sales.

Here’s a few other software highlights for the month, via NPD analyst Mat Piscatella. Forza Horizon 4 gained the highest launch month dollar sales in the series history (including Forza Motorsport titles) and is the biggest launch for a racing game on any Xbox platform, as well as being the seventh-highest game of the month. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was the fifth-highest selling game of the month, only behind the 2013 Tomb Raider in launch dollar sales.

Here’s the bestselling games of 2018 so far: 
  1. Far Cry 5
  2. God of War 2018
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  4. Monster Hunter: World
  5. NBA 2K19
  6. Madden NFL 19**
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Call of Duty: WWII**
  9. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  10. Mario Kart 8*
Here’s the bestselling games of the last 12 months: 
  1. Call of Duty: WWII**
  2. Super Mario Odyssey*
  3. Far Cry 5
  4. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017**
  5. NBA 2K18
  6. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  7. God of War 2018
  8. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  9. Monster Hunter: World
  10. NBA 2K19

*Does not include digital sales.
*Does not include PC digital sales.