Madden 19 wins MVP for August based on NPD Group
It ought to come as no shock to anybody, however EA’s Madden NFL sequence is massively standard. I suppose hype for the most recent entry, Madden 19, was at its highest as the sport has come out to record-breaking gross sales. Not solely was it the most important launch in Madden historical past since Madden 13, however it additionally grew to become the most effective promoting recreation of August 2018. If that wasn’t sufficient, it’s now the fourth finest promoting recreation of 2018.
This should not be too surprising as Madden has traditionally been the most important vendor of August. NPD Analyst Mit Piscatella remembers, “Since 2000, Madden NFL Soccer has been the best-selling recreation of August yearly, with the exceptions of 2011 and 2012, when Madden NFL launched within the September monitoring interval.” Guess which video games had been the most effective promoting of these two Septembers? (The reply is Madden)
The odd half is not about Madden’s success, although. What is really surprising is that Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare 2 has proven up within the charts. A recreation launched 9 years in the past is charting alongside present hits and forward of among the greatest video games of this 12 months. Have we entered a time warp? That is possible as a result of the sport was added on Xbox One backward compatibility final month. Piscatella states, “The title was added to the Xbox One Backward Suitable Recreation Library on August 28, propelling the title as much as quantity eight on the August best-sellers chart.”
The remainder of the listing is fairly much like what we noticed final month. Oddly, Octopath Traveler and Future 2 aren’t within the high 20 anymore, however every part else is much like final month’s report.