Special Report

The Best-Selling Video Games of 2018

Source: Courtesy of Ubisoft

5. Far Cry 5 (PS4)
> 2018 sales: 3,670,461
> Total sales: 3,670,461
> Weeks available: 29
> Publisher: Ubisoft

As is the case with most popular multi-platform titles recently, the PS4 version of Ubisoft’s “Far Cry 5” has vastly outsold its counterpart on the Xbox One, selling 3.7 million copies compared to the Microsoft console’s 1.6 million.

Source: Courtesy of Capcom

4. Monster Hunter: World (PS4)
> 2018 sales: 4,374,352
> Total sales: 4,374,352
> Weeks available: 38
> Publisher: Capcom

“Monster Hunter: World” is now officially Capcom’s best-selling game of all time, with 10 million copies sold worldwide across all consoles. That includes an estimated 2 million copies in digital sales since the game’s launch on Steam. The PS4 edition of the game was the best-selling, though, accounting for 4.4 million units sold so far this year.

Source: Courtesy of Electronic Arts

3. FIFA 19 (PS4)
> 2018 sales: 4,980,635
> Total sales: 4,980,635
> Weeks available: 3
> Publisher: Electronic Arts

The best-selling sports console game of the year is EA’s “FIFA 19” for the PS4, which has already sold close to 5 million units. While the game is one of the top 25 selling releases of the year on two separate consoles, this edition of the game’s sales have been disappointing compared to the previous year.

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2. God of War (PS4)
> 2018 sales: 5,026,257
> Total sales: 5,026,257
> Weeks available: 26
> Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

“God of War”, released in 2018, was a revelation for fans of the series and contender for game of the year. The game’s visual structure as a single continuous shot wowed fans of the series and newcomers alike. Across all consoles, sales exceeded 5 million in its first month.

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1. Spider-Man (PS4)
> 2018 sales: 5,177,202
> Total sales: 5,177,202
> Weeks available: 6
> Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony sold 3.3 million copies of Marvel’s “Spider-Man” within the first three days of release, setting a new sales record for PS4 games. That edges out the prior record of 3.1 million units sold in the first three days set by “God of War” earlier this year. Pre-orders were record-setting as well, at 1 million copies.