February 2018 NPD - Here There Be Monsters

by Daniel Tack on Mar 20, 2018 at 05:57 PM

The NPD has released numbers for February 2018, which places Capcom's Monster Hunter: World on top of the software charts. Hardware made a strong showing all around, with the PS4 coming out on top.

Overall, February spending on video game hardware, software and accessories grew 23 percent when compared to last year, to $995 million.

Monster Hunter: World is currently the best-selling game of 2018. Here's the rundown on software for February 2018 (check asterisks for important clarification):

  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Call of Duty: WWII
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. UFC 3
  7. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  8. Mario Kart 8*
  9. Super Mario Odyssey
  10. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  12. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds**
  13. Shadow of the Colossus (2018)
  14. Bayonetta 2*
  15. Madden NFL 18
  16. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  17. FIFA 18**
  18. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
  19. The Sims 4**
  20. Star Wars: Battlefront II

*Does not count digital sales
**Does not count PC digital sales 


Our Take
Personally, it's fantastic to see Monster Hunter: World do so well - the once niche "hardcore" title making what amounts to a mainstream debut on the core consoles once more after being relegated to the handheld space for so long. It's a bid that I'm super happy paid off for Capcom. I hope the PC version is great when it lands later this year. Check out my review for the title here.