The NPD Group’s listing of the best-selling video games in August is stuffed with names that got here out in July or earlier. Heck, Grand Theft Auto V from freaking 2013 was the No. three best-selling recreation of the month. Nevertheless it wasn’t all unhealthy information for brand spanking new releases, particularly for Astral Chain.
The Nintendo Swap unique positioned 10th on the listing. In comparison with video games like Madden, Minecraft, and Grand Theft Auto V, Astral Chain is at a drawback. It’s only accessible on a single platform. The NPD Group additionally didn’t monitor digital gross sales for Astral Chain.
Astral Chain wasn’t the one August launch to have an excellent debut. Age of Wonders: Planetfall is No. 15 on the best-sellers listing. That’s an excellent debut for a 4X technique recreation that’s solely accessible on PC. The Darkish Photos Anthology: Man of Medan got here in an No. 19, an excellent exhibiting for the narrative-focused recreation that launched late within the month (August 30).
Nintendo’s robust month
Platinum’s Astral Chain helped the Swap dominate the highest ten listing, with 5 of these video games being exclusives for Nintendo’s console: Hearth Emblem: Three Homes (No. four), Tremendous Smash Bros. Final (No. 5), Tremendous Mario Maker 2 (No. 6), and Mario Kart eight Deluxe (No. 7) together with Astral Chain.
Swap has many video games with lengthy gross sales legs like Tremendous Smash Bros. Final and Mario Kart eight Deluxe. Hearth Emblem: Three Homes appears to be like prefer it might additionally spend an excellent period of time within the charts. It debuted at No. 2 in July’s NPD chart, and it solely dropped right down to No. four in August. Subsequent month, we’ll discover out if Astral Chain has any endurance.