The NPD Group finally released its sales report for September 2017, indicating which titles sold the best in the United States. Overall spending in the region during September was $744 million which is a 49 percent increase year over year.
Though there have been concerns about its sales performance in the first month compared to Destiny 2, the sequel had the strongest first month spend of any game this year, surpassing Ghost Recon: Wildlands and becoming the best-selling title of 2017. It’s only the third best-selling title of the past 12 months though with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1 ahead of it.
The total revenue for Bungie’s shared world shooter, from both physical and digital sales, was described as stronger than Destiny in its first month. Keep in mind that this is despite the group not keeping track of digital sales in its chart rankings.
As for NBA 2K18, despite all the controversy, it was second in sales and is now the highest selling sports title of the year. It also had the “largest consumer spend in launch month of any sports genre title” since the PS4 and Xbox One launched, which is no small matter.
The top 20 best-selling games across all platforms (the asterisk denotes games where digital sales are not included) in September 2017 can be seen below:
- Destiny 2*
- NBA 2K18
- Madden NFL 18
- FIFA 18
- Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle*
- Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
- Grand Theft Auto V
- NHL 18
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Mario Kart 8*
- Metroid: Samus Returns*
- Pokken Tournament*
- Ark: Survival Evolved*
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
- NBA Live 18
- Splatoon 2*
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy