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Far Cry 5 and Sea of Thieves best-selling games in US during March, according to NPD

Ubisoft’s latest open-world shooter Far Cry 5 and Rare’s co-op pirate adventure Sea of Thieves were the best-selling games in the US during March according to retail analysts NPD.

These figures include both physical and full game digital sales of both games.

Far Cry 5 was the top seller on both PS4 and Xbox One, and stormed to the top of the sales chart to become the best-selling game of 2018 so far - overtaking Monster Hunter: World and Dragon Ball: FighterZ.

While it was the second in March, Sea of Thieves is the eighth best-selling game of 2018 to date. One interesting fact though, Sea of Thieves generated more launch month sales than any game developed by Rare since NPD started tracking in 1995. Yes, that includes Goldeneye. And Banjo-Kazooie.

These figures also do not include Xbox Game Pass, which may have had an affect on the game’s sales.

Elsewhere, March was a strong launch month for MLB 18: The Show, which debuted at a series high. The year’s effort from Sony San Diego showed 40% growth from the franchise’s previous best-selling game, MLB 14.

The ten top-selling games overall, and for each platform are as follows:

March 2018:

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. Sea Of Thieves
  3. MLB 18: The Show
  4. Kirby Star Allies - does not include digital sales
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Call of Duty: WWII
  7. Mario Kart 8 - does not include digital sales
  8. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  9. NBA 2K18
  10. Monster Hunter: World

Xbox One:

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. Sea Of Thieves
  3. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Monster Hunter: World
  7. NBA 2K18
  8. A Way Out
  9. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. Assassin's Creed: Origins


  1. Far Cry 5
  2. MLB 18: The Show
  3. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Monster Hunter: World
  6. Call of Duty: WWII
  7. NBA 2K18
  8. A Way Out
  9. Dragon Ball: FighterZ
  10. FIFA 18

Switch (excluding digital):

  1. Kirby Star Allies
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. Super Mario Odyssey
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. Splatoon 2
  6. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  7. Pokken Tournament DX
  8. Bayonetta 2
  9. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  10. ARMS

3DS (excluding digital):

  1. Detective Pikachu
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  3. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  4. Mario Kart 7
  5. Super Smash Bros.
  6. Minecraft
  7. Super Mario Maker
  8. Super Mario 3D Land
  9. Kirby: Battle Royale
  10. Mario Party: The Top 100

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