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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Was the Best-Selling Game in December in the US, Sets Record for an Exclusive - VGChartz
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Was the Best-Selling Game in December in the US, Sets Record for an Exclusive

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Was the Best-Selling Game in December in the US, Sets Record for an Exclusive - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2019 / 1,618 Views

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released last December and was the best-selling game in the US during that month, according to NPD. The game also set a new record for the biggest exclusive launch ever in the US, beating out previous record holders Halo 3 and Halo: Reach

"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate set a new launch-month dollar sales record for a platform exclusive in Video Game history," NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella told VentureBeat. "[It exceeded] the launch month dollar sales of 2010’s Halo: Reach."


Nintendo had a strong month as seven of the top 20 best-selling games of the month were on the Nintendo Switch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is now the second best-selling racing game of all time in the US, only behind Mario Kart Wii. 

Here are the top 20 best-selling games in the US for December 2018:

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  3. Red Dead Redemption II
  4.  Battlefield V
  5. NBA 2K19
  6. Mario Kart 8
  7. Madden NFL 19
  8. Super Mario Party
  9. Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu
  10. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  11. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  12. Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee
  13. Super Mario Odyssey
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  15. Just Cause 4
  16. FIFA 19
  17. Grand Theft Auto V
  18. Minecraft
  19. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  20. Fallout 76

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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2 Comments

Naum (on 23 January 2019)

Im really impressed by BotW and Super Mario Odyssey


StriderKiwi (on 22 January 2019)

Very impressive for Smash. And the 7 Switch games were spread between 1st and 14th.