It also set a new launch month sales record for the series, beating Final Fantasy 15’s launch.
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:
*Digital sales not included.