March 2020 NPD: PS4 Exclusives Strong As Switch Explodes

 pushsquare.com  04/21/2020 15:30:00   About Sammy Barker A true PlayStation veteran, Sammy's covered the world of PS gaming for
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A global pandemic is good news for Nintendo apparently, as Switch registered absurd sales figures greater than its launch. But the NPD sales report for March 2020 in the United States also includes positive news for PlayStation, as a spate of exclusive software performed particularly well on the Japanese giant’s flagship format.

MLB The Show 20 is one such release, which didn’t even have a real-world baseball season to propel it to the fastest-selling instalment in series history. It entered third in the overall best-sellers list, behind juggernauts Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It also topped the PlayStation platform chart.

Elsewhere, Persona 5 Royal put in a very positive performance, outselling remake Resident Evil 3 on PS4 specifically – and finishing seventh in the overall software charts. Nioh 2 narrowly missed out on a Top Ten finish in 11th position, while timed exclusive Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered secured 20th place on digital sales alone.

As alluded to earlier, the Nintendo Switch was by far the best-selling hardware platform, but the PS4 also enjoyed an increase of 25 per cent year-over-year, which is impressive for a console in its twilight years. We’ve included all the relevant sales charts below, so have a browse and let us know what you’ve been buying during the pandemic in the comments section below.

NPD Software Top 20: March 2020

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. MLB The Show 20
  4. Resident Evil 3
  5. NBA 2K20
  6. DOOM Eternal*
  7. Persona 5 Royal
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Borderlands 3
  10. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*
  11. Nioh 2
  12. Red Dead Redemption II
  13. FIFA 20
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  15. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX*
  16. Madden NFL 20
  17. Just Dance 2020
  18. Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order
  19. Mortal Kombat 11
  20. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered

NPD PS4 Software Top 10: March 2020

  1. MLB The Show 20
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. Persona 5: Royal
  4. Resident Evil 3
  5. NBA 2K20
  6. Nioh 2
  7. DOOM Eternal*
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered
  10. FIFA 20

NPD Best Selling Games of 2020 So Far

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  3. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  4. NBA 2K20
  5. MLB The Show 20
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Resident Evil 3
  8. Madden NFL 20
  9. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*
  10. Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order

* Digital sales not included
^ Steam sales not included
# Minecraft digital sales on Xbox and PlayStation included

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