Final Fantasy 7 Remake Tops US Sales Charts in April – NPD Group

It also set a new launch month sales record for the series, beating Final Fantasy 15's launch.

Posted By | On 22nd, May. 2020

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The NPD Group revealed its latest data for video game hardware and software spending for April 2020. Total spending hit $1.5 billion, as per GamesIndustry.biz, which was 73 percent higher compared to the same period last year and a new record high for the month in history. Total dollar sales for tracked software came to $662 million.

Leading the charts was Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which also became the third best selling game year-to-date and is now the best-selling game of the year for PS4. It also set a new launch month record for the franchise in unit and dollar sales, surpassing Final Fantasy 15 when it debuted in December 2016. In second place was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which is the fourth fastest selling tracked release in US history when taking dollar sales for its first seven months into account.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which took the US market by storm in March, managed to rank as the third best-selling game for April. It’s also still the second best-selling game of the year-to-date and the best-selling title on Switch for the one year period ending April 2020. For the full top 20 best-selling games for the period between April 5th and May 2nd 2020 based on dollar sales, see below:

  1. Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  4. NBA 2K20
  5. Grand Theft Auto 5
  6. Resident Evil 3
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered
  8. MLB: The Show 20
  9. Madden NFL 20
  10. Red Dead Redemption 2
  11. Just Dance 2020
  12. FIFA 20
  13. Mortal Kombat 11
  14. Borderlands 3
  15. Predator: Hunting Grounds
  16. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*
  17. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  18. Persona 5 Royal
  19. Need for Speed: Heat
  20. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

*Digital sales not included.


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