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Amazon's best selling Video Games of 2018 show very surprising results

by David Purcell

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Amazon has revealed all of the best selling video games purchased on the website in 2018 and the standings might shock a few people. 

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The list, which also includes many video game related items, features a number of household favorites which are available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch platforms. 

Activision announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 had set a new record for revenue generated on its opening weekend, with $500 million worth of sales counted. Yet, despite that fact, it was outsold on Amazon last year. 

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Black Ops 4's Blackout mode has been a big boost for Call of Duty franchise.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 was a game that the gaming community had been craving for over eight years and went one better than the Call of Duty title, as it was announced that $725 million had been generated in the Rockstar game's first three days on sale. 

Surprisingly enough, though, Red Dead 2 didn't make the top of Amazon's list either. Instead, it was Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which generated the most sales for the online retailer in 2018 - which may seem surprising. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been hugely popular since it was released in October, 2018.

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A possible cause for the new Smash Bros game appearing at the top of the list is that it's only available on Nintendo Switch, much like Super Mario Party, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and other Nintendo games which feature high on Amazon's 2018 best seller list below. 

On the other hand, Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 have online versions sold on both the Microsoft store and Sony's PlayStation store. 

It looks like more PlayStation players buy from Amazon also, with not one Xbox game making the top 10 - which is dominated by games from Sony and Nintendo.

For reference, the highest selling Xbox One game on Amazon was Black Ops 4, which just missed out on the top 10, in the 11th spot.

Standing Game Platform Price
#1  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate              Nintendo Switch          $59.88
#2 Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 $59.88
#3 Super Mario Party Nintendo Switch $56.90
#4 Marvel's Spider-Man  PlayStation 4 $39.99
#5 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch $56.30
#6 Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch $47.99
#7 Pokemon: Let's GO, Pikachu! Nintendo Switch $56.75
#8 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PlayStation 4 $44.85
#9 God of War PlayStation 4 $38.99
#10 The Legend of Zelda:
Breath of the Wild
Nintendo Switch $61.75

Prices accurate as of January 6, 2019.

Source: Amazon US