The NPD Group recently posted their findings for May 2018. And while several trends that we’ve seen for months have continued, one noticeable difference made the headlines. That difference is Undead Lab’s State of Decay 2 claiming the number game in software sold for May 2018. Which amazing news for both the studio and for Microsoft.

It’s also the first game to knock Sony’s God of War 2018 out of the top stop. An amazing title in its own right and one that I enjoyed immensely. I guess State of Decay 2 is better than some people said it was. Isn’t that right, Metacritic, and Opencritic?

Sales from the game, according to the NPD Group, have doubled the original title’s sells for the first month. Impressive numbers, indeed. But what makes it more impressive is that these numbers do not include those playing the game on Xbox Game Pass. Those aren’t included, but I’m inclined to believe that if they were, they’d be a bit higher.

I guess people still love smacking zombies around after. Who was it that said zombie fatigue was going to set it? Certainly not this guy. I mean, how can you get tired of putting down the living dead?

Here’s the full breakdown of the sales for May 2018, below.

  1. State of Decay 2
  2. God of War 2018
  3. Detroit: Become Human
  4. Far Cry 5
  5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze*
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Hyrule Warriors Definitive Ed*
  8. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  9. Mario Kart 8*
  10. NBA 2K18
  11. MLB 18: The Show
  12. Call of Duty: WWII
  13. Super Mario Odyssey*
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  15. FIFA 18^
  16. Overwatch^
  17. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection
  18. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  19. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  20. Monster Hunter: World

* Digital sales not included
^ PC digital sales not included

Also, a huge kudos to Nintendo for having five games on the top 20 game sales for May 2018; Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition, Mario Kart 8, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Super Mario Odyssey.

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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.