is the best-selling game of August 2019, repeating its victory after being the top-selling game in July of this year, while also becoming the seventh yearly Madden entry in a row to top the charts in August.As reported by the NPD Group, Madden is now the third-best-selling game of 2019, trailing behind Kingdom Hearts III and Mortal Kombat 11. Minecraft, interestingly, had its all-time high placement on the NPD best-sellers chart, coming in as the second-best-selling game for the month of August.
Our Madden NFL 20 review said this year’s entry had some of the best moment-to-moment gameplay in the series. However, our reviewer found other parts like the Franchise mode to be somewhat lacking.
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Also of note in the top 10 — five of the 10 top-selling games in August were Nintendo Switch exclusives, with Astral Chain, which debuted last month, joining the list at No. 10. Fire Emblem: Three Houses came in at No. 4, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at No. 5, Super Mario Maker 2 at No. 6, and Mario Kart 8 at No. 7. Astral Chain is the only new game in the top 10 for the month of August.
Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch was August’s best-selling console and remains the best-selling console of 2019 so far. However, overall spending on hardware fell 22 percent year-over-year, while the Switch is the only hardware to see sales gains in both the month of August and 2019-to-date.
Check out the video below to see our review of Astral Chain.
August’s Best-Selling Games
The top 10 best-selling games of August were, in order:
- Madden NFL 20
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Super Mario Maker 2
- Mario Kart 8
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Astral Chain
For more on August’s best-selling games, read our Astral Chain review, check out our Fire Emblem: Three Houses wiki guide, and check out our review of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s latest fighter, Banjo-Kazooie. And if you’re looking forward to playing more of 2019’s biggest games, be sure to check out our list of the 22 big games still to come in 2019.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior News Editor and host of Beyond! Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.