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Madden games are always released right before the NFL season kicks off, which means that the multi-platform American football sims have historically topped U.S. software sales charts in August. In that regard, 2017 was no exception. Madden NFL 18 has claimed the top spot in the NPD’s August 2017 software sales list, and has already broken into the top 10 best-selling games of 2017.

PlayStation 4 exclusive Uncharted: Lost Legacy also made a strong debut, despite dropping its series’ main protagonist. Interestingly, the only sales counted toward compiling the NPD list were standalone sales and not sales from either the Deluxe Edition of the base game or the Explorer’s Pack DLC, both of which offered access to Lost Legacy. If NPD counted those, it’s possible Lost Legacy may have ranked even higher.

Grand Theft Auto V and Nintendo’s big three—Splatoon 2Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe—all reclaimed spots in the top 10, though Splatoon 2 predictably fell from the number one spot it held in JulyCrash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Overwatch also just managed to hold onto positions in the top ten.

Meanwhile, Injustice 2 finally fell from the top 10, as did Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and NBA 2K17. However, with the upcoming launch of NBA 2K18, we can probably expect to see the basketball sim series back on the charts next month.

So far, game sales total up to $2.9 billion in the United States, which is only down 1 percent compared to the same period last year. In the month of August alone, players spent $282 million dollars on games, which is still down 3 percent compared to last August.

What’s truly interesting, however, is how many games on the top 10 list are remasters. Mario Kart 8 DeluxeCrash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered could all be considered remasters of previous iterations (though, arguably, Mario Kart at least added more content). On top of that, the fact that GTA V can still rank as high as it does never ceases to blow our minds.

Here are the top 10 lists of video game sales for August 2017:

All Platforms

  1. Madden NFL 18
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  6. Rainbow Six Siege
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  9. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  10. Overwatch

Xbox One

  1. Madden NFL 18
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  4. Rainbow Six Siege
  5. Forza Horizon 3
  6. Overwatch
  7. Injustice 2
  8. Minecraft
  9. Ghost Recon Wildlands
  10. For Honor

PlayStation 4

  1. Madden NFL 18
  2. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  5. Rainbow Six Siege
  6. MLB 17: The Show
  7. Overwatch
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  9. Injustice 2
  10. Ghost Recon Wildlands

Nintendo Switch

  1. Splatoon 2
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  3. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Arms
  5. 1-2 Switch
  6. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  7. Just Dance 2017
  8. Lego City Undercover
  9. Cars 3: Driven to Win
  10. Minecraft: Story Mode

2017 Overall Best-selling (So Far)

  1. Ghost Recon Wildlands
  2. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. For Honor
  5. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  6. Injustice 2
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  8. Madden NFL 18
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. Resident Evil 7

Source: GameSpot

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August’s top-selling games mix the usual suspects with a few surprises

Find out which games finally fell out of the top 10, and which ones are still hanging on.

By Michael Goroff | 09/15/2017 01:00 PM PT

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Madden games are always released right before the NFL season kicks off, which means that the multi-platform American football sims have historically topped U.S. software sales charts in August. In that regard, 2017 was no exception. Madden NFL 18 has claimed the top spot in the NPD’s August 2017 software sales list, and has already broken into the top 10 best-selling games of 2017.

PlayStation 4 exclusive Uncharted: Lost Legacy also made a strong debut, despite dropping its series’ main protagonist. Interestingly, the only sales counted toward compiling the NPD list were standalone sales and not sales from either the Deluxe Edition of the base game or the Explorer’s Pack DLC, both of which offered access to Lost Legacy. If NPD counted those, it’s possible Lost Legacy may have ranked even higher.

Grand Theft Auto V and Nintendo’s big three—Splatoon 2Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe—all reclaimed spots in the top 10, though Splatoon 2 predictably fell from the number one spot it held in JulyCrash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Overwatch also just managed to hold onto positions in the top ten.

Meanwhile, Injustice 2 finally fell from the top 10, as did Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and NBA 2K17. However, with the upcoming launch of NBA 2K18, we can probably expect to see the basketball sim series back on the charts next month.

So far, game sales total up to $2.9 billion in the United States, which is only down 1 percent compared to the same period last year. In the month of August alone, players spent $282 million dollars on games, which is still down 3 percent compared to last August.

What’s truly interesting, however, is how many games on the top 10 list are remasters. Mario Kart 8 DeluxeCrash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered could all be considered remasters of previous iterations (though, arguably, Mario Kart at least added more content). On top of that, the fact that GTA V can still rank as high as it does never ceases to blow our minds.

Here are the top 10 lists of video game sales for August 2017:

All Platforms

  1. Madden NFL 18
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  4. Splatoon 2
  5. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  6. Rainbow Six Siege
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  9. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  10. Overwatch

Xbox One

  1. Madden NFL 18
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  4. Rainbow Six Siege
  5. Forza Horizon 3
  6. Overwatch
  7. Injustice 2
  8. Minecraft
  9. Ghost Recon Wildlands
  10. For Honor

PlayStation 4

  1. Madden NFL 18
  2. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  5. Rainbow Six Siege
  6. MLB 17: The Show
  7. Overwatch
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  9. Injustice 2
  10. Ghost Recon Wildlands

Nintendo Switch

  1. Splatoon 2
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  3. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Arms
  5. 1-2 Switch
  6. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
  7. Just Dance 2017
  8. Lego City Undercover
  9. Cars 3: Driven to Win
  10. Minecraft: Story Mode

2017 Overall Best-selling (So Far)

  1. Ghost Recon Wildlands
  2. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. For Honor
  5. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  6. Injustice 2
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  8. Madden NFL 18
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. Resident Evil 7

Source: GameSpot

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About Michael Goroff

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Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.