Between many huge releases for the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One, 2018 has been a huge year for gaming. The bestsellers list from Amazon.com sheds some light on the top games of 2018. While the list doesn’t account for digitally downloaded games, it does tell us more about some of the best-selling games of 2018 in physical form. Here they are.
Top 10 Best Selling Games of 2018
1. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Smash Bros Ultimate dominated sales even before it was released. The long-awaited game is the most stacked in the series, featuring 70+ characters, multiple game modes, and tons of bonus features.
2. Red Dead Redemption 2
Another long-awaited sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the best-selling PS4 game of 2018. It features an expansive story mode and tons of things to do in the open-world Western environment. With Red Dead Online to come in 2019, the game will continue to amass sales next year.
3. Super Mario Party
Nintendo’s flagship party game has achieved massive sales already, especially with the Switch breaking sales records over the Holiday season. It’s the first in the series to feature online play, in addition to the usual 4-player party mode.
4. Marvel’s Spider-Man
Spider-Man for PS4 was another huge seller for the Sony console. With an open world environment, exciting combat, and a fresh Spider-Man storyline, it’s the biggest Spider-Man game yet.
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Another Nintendo-staple, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is another game that’s caught the attention of millions of Switch players. The upgraded version of the WiiU classic features better graphics, more characters, and downloadable content, in addition to the usual multiplayer modes and online play.
6. Super Mario Odyssey
The 2017 Mario platformer is also one of Nintendo Switch’s top sellers and continues to be one of the best selling games of 2018. It takes inspiration from classics such as Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine to bring the iconic Mario style to the Switch.
7. Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu
Pokémon Let’s Go is a modernized port that mixes the environment and story of Pokémon Yellow with gameplay features of Pokémon Go. It’s achieved huge sales, with the Pikachu version scoring well ahead of Let’s Go Eevee.
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
The newest CoD release, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 set record sales and Twitch views when it released earlier this year. The newest installment features the usual story mode, Zombies, online play, and Call of Duty Blackout, a brand new battle royale mode.
9. God Of War
The God of War PS4 reboot impressed many with its fresh story and gameplay. The game won Game of the Year at the 2018 Game Awards, in addition to various other accolades.
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild was released all the way back in March 2017 along with the worldwide release of the Nintendo Switch. Despite that, it’s still one of the best selling games of 2018. The action-adventure takes the Zelda formula in a whole different direction, featuring disposable items as well as a huge open world.