Super Smash Bros Ultimate Image

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dominated in the month of December last year and has also placed fifth in the top 20 US software sales of 2018. According to The NPD Group, it was a record year for the video game market in general within the US - with the industry generating $43.4 billion in revenue. This is an 18 percent increase year-over-year.

Refocusing on the best-selling games of 2018 within the US, there were a total of six Nintendo exclusives on the list. Other than Ultimate (which was also technically the best-selling platform exclusive ahead of Marvel's Spider-Man), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was 8th, Super Mario Odyssey was in the 15th spot, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was in 18th position, Super Mario Party was in 19th and the Pikachu version of Pokémon: Let's Go placed 20th. Rockstar's multi-platform release Red Dead Redemption 2 took out the top spot.

Take a look below:

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  3. NBA 2K19
  4. Madden NFL 19
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  7. Far Cry 5
  8. God of War 2018
  9. Monster Hunter: World
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  11. Grand Theft Auto V
  12. Mario Kart 8*
  13. FIFA 19**
  14. Battlefield V**
  15. Super Mario Odyssey*
  16. Call of Duty: WWII**
  17. Dragon Ball: FighterZ
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  19. Super Mario Party*
  20. Pokemon: Lets Go Pikachu*

*Does not include digital sales
**Does not include PC digital sales

Are you impressed six Nintendo Switch exclusives made it onto the best-selling software list in 2018? Tell us below.