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Anthem is February’s Best-Selling Game


BioWare’s Anthem received lots of bad reviews but despite that, Anthem still did well in its first month. The NPD Group has released its US sales report for February and it reveals that Anthem is the best-selling title in February. This comes as a surprise since as previously mentioned, the game’s reviews are fairly negative and no one expected Anthem to be successful. Nonetheless, let’s check out the entire list of the best-selling games in February.

Best-Selling Games in February

  1. Anthem;
  2. Jump Force;
  3. Kingdom Hearts III;
  4. Far Cry New Dawn;
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2;
  6. Resident Evil 2;
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate;
  8. Metro: Exodus;
  9. NBA 2k19;
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4;
  11. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe;
  12. Mario Kart 8;
  13. Grand Theft Auto V:
  14. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey;
  15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Bad Reviews Don’t Matter Anymore

From the looks of it bad reviews don’t matter that much anymore. There are tens of YouTube videos from game critics with millions of followers who complained about Anthem. However, Anthem still managed to come out on top and this shows us that games are not affected by bad reviews as much as we might think they do.

The NPD Group reports that the total software spending in the US during February for consoles, portable and PC games reaches $457 million. This is 15 percent higher when compared to 2018’s February.

2019 Year-to-Date Top 10 Games

  1. Kingdom Hearts III;
  2. Anthem;
  3. Resident Evil 2;
  4. Jump Force;
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2;
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate;
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4;
  8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe;
  9. NBA 2K19;
  10. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.