Surprise! GOD OF WAR Was The Best Selling Game In April

To no surprise at all, Santa Monica Studios’ critically-acclaimed hit, God of War takes the sport as April’s best selling game according to the NPD Group. This milestone is a testament to the game’s wide appeal to gamers everywhere. It is also worth pointing out that a few weeks ago, Sony proudly announced that God of War also became the fastest selling PS4 exclusive of all time. God of War is followed by Far Cry 5 at number 2, and Nintendo’s Labo Variety Kit at number 4. 

Looking at the year-to-date ranking of best selling video games for 2018, God of War takes the number three spot, which is still impressive given that the game has been out for just a month. Monster Hunter: World takes second place, with Far Cry 5 taking the top spot on the list. 

Check out the full list of April’s software sales released by the NPD Group:

  1. God of War 2018
  2. Far Cry 5
  3. MLB 18: The Show
  4. Labo Variety Kit
  5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze*
  6. Mario Kart 8*
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Call of Duty: WWII
  9. Super Mario Odyssey
  10. NBA 2k18
  11. PlayerkUnknown’s Battlegrounds**
  12. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  14. Monster Hunter: World
  15. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  16. A Way Out**
  17. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
  18. Sea of Thieves
  19. Kirby Star Allies*
  20. FIFA 18**

*No digital Sales included

**No PC digital sales included

Here is the year to date list of best selling video games for 2018:

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. Monster Hunter: World
  3. God of War 2018
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. Dragon Ball: Fighters
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. NBA 2K18
  8. MLB 18: The Show
  9. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds**
  10. Mario Kart 8*

Although God of War topping the April charts is expected given its critical success. You can check out our God of War Review where we talked about how Kratos’ character transitioned from a cliched brute to a well-fleshed out character. What do you think of the games that made the April charts? I’m actually quite surprised that the Nintendo Labo is up at number 4.