Apr 17, 2019
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Thanks to First-Party Exclusives, Single-Player Games Are Making a Comeback

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The conversation pertaining to single-player video games being “dead” has existed for what feels like years now. And yes, while single-player game sales definitely took quite the dip since around 2010-2011, the sales are slowly but surely starting to increase according to a recent post from the NPD’s Matt Piscatella.

This increase appears tied to the launch of the Switch in 2017 and a string of several popular and critically acclaimed console exclusives that have appeared on both the Switch and the PlayStation 4, such as Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon Let’s Go, Persona 5.

Piscatella has aggregated the top 25 best-selling games for consoles in the US by year, using dollar sales (not units sold). As explained in his tweet, he’s attempting to prove that…



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