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10 Top-Selling Video Games (Retail and Digital), August 2018
|Rank||Rank Last Month||Title||Publisher|
|1||NEW||Madden NFL 19^||Electronic Arts|
|2||32||Monster Hunter: World||Capcom USA|
|3||9||Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege||Ubisoft|
|4||2||Grand Theft Auto V||Take 2 Interactive (Corp)|
|5||3||Mario Kart 8*||Nintendo|
|6||NEW||Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker||Bandai Namco Games (Corp)|
|7||13||God of War||Sony (Corp)|
|8||321||Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2||Activision Blizzard (Corp)|
|9||5||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*||Nintendo|
|10||7||Super Mario Odyssey*||Nintendo|
* - Digital Not Included | ^ - PC Digital Not Included
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