Far Cry 5 Is 2018’s Best Seller While Sea of Thieves Comes 2nd for March

NPD Reveals March Video Game Sales Rankings

March was a great month for video game sales in the US, according to the NPD. At retail, Ubisoft’s open-world shooter, Far Cry 5, grabbed the gold medal for most sold units. The 2nd best seller was none other than Microsoft-published Sea of Thieves.

March fun fact: not only was Far Cry 5 the best-selling game in March, it became the best-selling game of 2018, topping the likes of Monster Hunter: World. Furthermore, while Sea of Thieves came 2nd in March sold units, it is developer Rare’s best-selling game of all time, topping Golden-Eye and Banjo-Kazooie. In the grand scheme, Sea of Thieves ranks 8 in the list of 2018’s best-selling games.


Worth noting, however, is that the NPD does not take into account Xbox Game Pass. There could be millions of players experiencing the IP through the subscription service, but there doesn’t seem to be (and probably won’t be) a method of calculating Sea of Thieves contribution to the service. At least, perhaps not until Microsoft publishes their own data.

Sea of Thieves

Meanwhile, 3rd place in the NPD charts was reserved for MLB 18: The Show, which saw a 40% improvement over best-selling predecessor MLB 14. You can view the NPD top 10 for the month and for each platform below. Keep in mind, Nintendo Switch and 3DS numbers do not take into account digital sales.

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


  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


  1. Detective Pikachu
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  3. Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  4. Mario Kart 7
  5. Super Smash Bros.
  6. Minecraft
  7. Super Mario Maker
  8. Super Mario 3D Land
  9. Kirby: Battle Royale
  10. Mario Party: The Top 100