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Only one new release made the top ten in July 2018’s NPD Group report, showing just how slow the summer release schedule can be.

Octopath Traveler was the top-selling game in July. The game already sold 1 million copies since its release on July 13th, which is apparently enough to convince Square Enix to make more RPGs in the same vein. In other words, the game is a huge success and earned its place at the top.

What’s more surprising are the other games in the top 10. Grand Theft Auto V was the second best-selling game in July 2018. Let’s take a minute to remember that the game first launched in September 2013. Doing the math, that’s almost five years ago now. Following that in the top five is Mario Kart 8Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, none of which are games that originally launched in 2018.

Mario Tennis Aces, meanwhile, slid all the way down to number 10 after claiming the top spot last month. The only other game released this month that made the top 20 is Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Switch, which originally launched for the Wii U in 2014.

As far as hardware goes, Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in July 2018, reclaiming the top spot for the first time since December 2017. Overall hardware sales saw a 19 percent increase compared to July 2017. This year as a whole is the best for hardware sales since 2011, totaling $1.9 billion so far in 2018.

Here are the 20 best-selling games in July:

  1. Octopath Traveler
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Mario Kart 8
  4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  6. Far Cry 5
  7. Super Mario Odyssey
  8. The Crew 2
  9. Rainbow Six Siege
  10. Mario Tennis Aces
  11. FIFA 18
  12. LEGO Incredibles
  13. God of War
  14. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  15. NBA 2K18
  16. Call of Duty: WWII
  17. Detroit: Become Human
  18. MLB The Show 18
  19. Minecraft
  20. Destiny 2

Source: VG 24/7

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July’s NPD report shows just how slow the summer has been

Only two games that came out during the month of July made the top 20, but one platform was the clear winner.

By Michael Goroff | 08/23/2018 02:00 PM PT | Updated 08/27/2018 11:54 AM PT

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Only one new release made the top ten in July 2018’s NPD Group report, showing just how slow the summer release schedule can be.

Octopath Traveler was the top-selling game in July. The game already sold 1 million copies since its release on July 13th, which is apparently enough to convince Square Enix to make more RPGs in the same vein. In other words, the game is a huge success and earned its place at the top.

What’s more surprising are the other games in the top 10. Grand Theft Auto V was the second best-selling game in July 2018. Let’s take a minute to remember that the game first launched in September 2013. Doing the math, that’s almost five years ago now. Following that in the top five is Mario Kart 8Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, none of which are games that originally launched in 2018.

Mario Tennis Aces, meanwhile, slid all the way down to number 10 after claiming the top spot last month. The only other game released this month that made the top 20 is Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Switch, which originally launched for the Wii U in 2014.

As far as hardware goes, Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in July 2018, reclaiming the top spot for the first time since December 2017. Overall hardware sales saw a 19 percent increase compared to July 2017. This year as a whole is the best for hardware sales since 2011, totaling $1.9 billion so far in 2018.

Here are the 20 best-selling games in July:

  1. Octopath Traveler
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Mario Kart 8
  4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  6. Far Cry 5
  7. Super Mario Odyssey
  8. The Crew 2
  9. Rainbow Six Siege
  10. Mario Tennis Aces
  11. FIFA 18
  12. LEGO Incredibles
  13. God of War
  14. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  15. NBA 2K18
  16. Call of Duty: WWII
  17. Detroit: Become Human
  18. MLB The Show 18
  19. Minecraft
  20. Destiny 2

Source: VG 24/7

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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.