Far Cry 5 was the best-selling game for March 2018

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As you might expect given how much most consumers seemed to love it, Ubisoft’s open world shooter Far Cry 5was the best-selling game of March 2018 in the US. What makes that especially impressive is that it was released right at the end of March, with just 5 days to reach its place on the podium. To be fair, it didn’t really have that much competition in March. That said, it was the best seller on both PS4 and Xbox One, and has become 2018’s best-selling game overall, topping Monster Hunter World’s numbers.

Rare and Microsoft’s Sea of Thieves fared well, racking up enough sales to come in second. As we already know, the game has been Rare’s best-selling game to date – and that’s without the benefit of Game Pass. Interestingly, Kirby’s Switch debut has had a very strong start, coming up fourth. While other releases include digital sales, Kirby’s sales do not, so it could in fact place higher.

Amazing, GTA V continues to chart, proving why it’s the biggest single media property of all time. Here’re the charts.

March 2018:

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. Sea Of Thieves
  3. MLB 18: The Show
  4. Kirby Star Allies – does not include digital sales
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Call of Duty: WWII
  7. Mario Kart 8 – does not include digital sales
  8. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  9. NBA 2K18
  10. Monster Hunter: World

Xbox One:

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. Sea Of Thieves
  3. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Monster Hunter: World
  7. NBA 2K18
  8. A Way Out
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Origins


  1. Far Cry 5
  2. MLB 18: The Show
  3. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Monster Hunter: World
  6. Call of Duty: WWII
  7. NBA 2K18
  8. A Way Out
  9. Dragon Ball: FighterZ
  10. FIFA 18

Switch (excluding digital):

  1. Kirby Star Allies
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. Super Mario Odyssey
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. Splatoon 2
  6. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  7. Pokken Tournament DX
  8. Bayonetta 2
  9. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  10. ARMS

Last Updated: April 25, 2018

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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