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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Was the Best-Selling Game on Amazon in 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Was the Best-Selling Game on Amazon in 2018 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 March 2019 / 5,214 Views

Amazon has revealed the best-sellers of 2018 in video games on its website and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the best-selling game. Six of the top 10 best-selling games on Amazon were for the Nintendo Switch, while the other four were for the PlayStation 4.

The next two games outside the top 10 were Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII and Red Dead Redemption 2 for the Xbox One.

 

Here are the top 10 best-selling games on Amazon in 2018:

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS)
  2. Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
  3. Super Mario Party (NS)
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4)
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
  6. Super Mario Odyssey (NS)
  7. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (NS)
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (PS4)
  9. God of War (PS4)
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS)

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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24 Comments

OTBWY (on 01 January 2019)

Surprised at SMP over Spider-Man. Anyway, Smash Bros is just dominating. Very impressive.


Replicant (on 01 January 2019)

Smash is selling like gangbusters but Mario Party being over Spider-Man on Amazon shouldn't come as a surprise. PS4 and PS4 games has done terribly on Amazon for the past year. Many PS4 exclusives couldn't even be preordered on Amazon in 2018.


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SuperNintend0rk (on 01 January 2019)

Why couldn't they be preordered? Is it because Amazon sometimes discounts games below the MSRP at launch?


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Replicant (on 01 January 2019)

I don't know for sure what started the dispute but it may have something to do with Amazon wanting cheaper prices from Sony than the competitors (GameStop, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, etc). Something that Amazon has had problems with in the past with Nintendo and Disney as well. It began in April following the release of God of War.


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SuperNintend0rk (on 01 January 2019)

Hmm interesting. I know Nintendo didn't like them listing Switch games below MSRP but Amazon gave in pretty quickly.


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DreadPirateRoberts (on 01 January 2019)

I'm not. Switch has a far lower digital adoption rate compared to PS4 or XB1. A large number of those PS Store cards would have been converted to digital copies of games like Spider Man and RDR2.


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SuperNintend0rk (on 02 January 2019)

True but the PS4 also has an install base more than 3 times larger in NA.


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TheBraveGallade (on 01 January 2019)

I'm more surprised BOTW is still number 10 despite being almost a year old by the start of this year.


Ganoncrotch (on 02 January 2019)

pretty much everyone buying a Switch is still going to buy a copy of that game, it's a must play on the system, sort of like how everyone buying a ps4 probably ends up buying a copy of GTAV on it. Those games are must own's.


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lnrts99 (on 02 January 2019)

BOTW is almost 2 yrs. old. March 2019 will make it a full 2 yrs.


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StuOhQ (on 02 January 2019)

Beastly! Smash has over-performed to its install base on almost every generation past it's humble beginnings on the N64... https://youtu.be/80DZjfGBnfA


SuperNintend0rk (on 02 January 2019)

Not sure why you included that link but I enjoyed watching it anyway lol


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Ganoncrotch (on 02 January 2019)

Alexa confirmed to join Smash Bros!


PAOerfulone (on 02 January 2019)

What REALLY impressed me was that it finished the year ranking #1 Overall, even ahead of the PSN cards.


StriderKiwi (on 01 January 2019)

Makes sense more would be going physical over digital for Switch when compared to PS4/Xbox but even then, Switch games are selling well in general. Mario Kart DX has been out of stock consistently throughout 2018 due to high demand on Amazon, and that's only 5th place.


Simulacrum (on 02 January 2019)

how


Azzanation (on 02 January 2019)

Zelda still in the top 10? incredible.


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Evilms (on 01 January 2019)

This amazon ranking does not make much sense and does not necessarily reflect the reality of the market.


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Ljink96 (on 01 January 2019)

I mean....it didn't claim to represent the entire market...just Amazon US...


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CosmicSex (on 01 January 2019)

It also had switch above the PS4 every month and they were wrong nearly 100% of the time.


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DreadPirateRoberts (on 01 January 2019)

It is literally impossible for Amazon to be "wrong" about a list of what Amazon sold.


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Shiken (on 01 January 2019)

This comment also trys to claim that sales numbers reported about Amazon, by Amazon are wrong more than 0% of the time...


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Ganoncrotch (on 02 January 2019)

Amazon.... are wrong about their sales of stock? What a shambles of an operation they must all be Nintendo shills eh?


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