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Top 10 Selling Video Games (Retail and Digital), May 2019

Rank Rank Last Month Title Publisher
1 1 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros. Interactive
2 2 Days Gone Sony (Corp)
3 NEW Total War: Three Kingdoms Sega
4 NEW Rage 2* Bethesda Softworks
5 6 Grand Theft Auto V Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
6 5 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
7 11 Red Dead Redemption II Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
8 3 MLB 19: The Show Sony (Corp)
9 14 Minecraft# Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
10 9 NBA 2K19 Take 2 Interactive (Corp)

Top 10 Selling Video Games (Retail and Digital), YTD Ending May 2019

Rank Rank Last Month Title Publisher
1 2 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros. Interactive
2 1 Kingdom Hearts III Square Enix Inc (Corp)
3 3 Tom Clancy's The Division 2^ Ubisoft
4 4 Anthem^ Electronic Arts
5 5 Resident Evil 2 2019 Capcom USA
6 6 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
7 7 Red Dead Redemption II Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
8 12 Days Gone Sony (Corp)
9 10 MLB 19: The Show Sony (Corp)
10 8 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Activision Blizzard (Corp)

*** No digital sales included in ranking.
^ Battle.net sales not included
NPD’s U.S. top 10 games list, ranked by dollar sales, includes full-game digital sales (from participating publishers) as well as sales for physical formats sold at retail and online across console, PC and portable platforms.

Top 10 Selling Books - May 2019

Rank Long Title Author Publisher Pub Date
1 HOWARD STERN COMES AGAIN STERN, HOWARD SIMON & SCHUSTER 2019-05-14
2 OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! DR SEUSS RANDOM HOUSE 1990-01-22
3 UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS LEVIN, MARK R. SIMON & SCHUSTER 2019-05-21
4 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING OWENS, DELIA PENGUIN GROUP USA 2018-08-14
5 THE PIONEERS: THE HEROIC STORY OF THE SETTLERS WHO BROUGHT THE AMERICAN IDEAL WEST MCCULLOUGH, DAVID SIMON & SCHUSTER 2019-05-07
6 DIARY OF AN AWESOME FRIENDLY KID: ROWLEY JEFFERSON'S JOURNAL KINNEY, JEFF ABRAMS, HARRY N. INC. 2019-04-09
7 THE MUELLER REPORT THE WASHINGTON POST SIMON & SCHUSTER 2019-04-30
8 BECOMING OBAMA, MICHELLE RANDOM HOUSE 2018-11-13
9 EDUCATED: A MEMOIR WESTOVER, TARA RANDOM HOUSE 2018-02-20
10 THE 18TH ABDUCTION PATTERSON, JAMES HACHETTE BOOK GROUP 2019-04-29

Top 10 Selling Books - YTD May 2019

Rank Long Title Author Publisher Pub Date
1 BECOMING OBAMA, MICHELLE RANDOM HOUSE 2018-11-13
2 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING OWENS, DELIA PENGUIN GROUP USA 2018-08-14
3 DOG MAN: BRAWL OF THE WILD PILKEY, DAV SCHOLASTIC BOOKS 2018-12-24
4 GIRL, STOP APOLOGIZING: A SHAME-FREE PLAN FOR EMBRACING AND ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS HOLLIS, RACHEL HARPERCOLLINS FOCUS 2019-03-05
5 GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE: STOP BELIEVING THE LIES ABOUT WHO YOU ARE SO YOU CAN BECOME WHO YOU WERE MEANT TO BE HOLLIS, RACHEL HC CHRISTIAN PUBLISHING 2018-02-06
6 DIARY OF AN AWESOME FRIENDLY KID: ROWLEY JEFFERSON'S JOURNAL KINNEY, JEFF ABRAMS, HARRY N. INC. 2019-04-09
7 OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! DR SEUSS RANDOM HOUSE 1990-01-22
8 EDUCATED: A MEMOIR WESTOVER, TARA RANDOM HOUSE 2018-02-20
9 THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ MORRIS, HEATHER HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS 2018-09-04
10 THE WONKY DONKEY SMITH, CRAIG SCHOLASTIC BOOKS 2010-05-01

This list from NPD BookScan, ranked by unit sales, is based on monthly point-of-sale data for hardcover and paperback books from approximately 16,000 retail, mass merchant and non-traditional outlets. It does not include eBook sales. BookScan is the largest point-of-sale tracking service for English-language books in the U.S., tracking approximately 85% of U.S. retail sales of physical books.

Top 10 Selling DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, May 2019

Current Rank Prior Rank Title Distributor Genre Release Date
1 New How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) UNIVERSAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT Family 05-21-2019
2 New LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) WARNER HOME VIDEO Family 05-07-2019
3 New Cold Pursuit (2019) LIONSGATE Action/Adventure 05-14-2019
4 New Upside (2019) UNIVERSAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT Comedy 05-21-2019
5 New What Men Want (2019) PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT Comedy 05-07-2019
6 1 Aquaman (2018) WARNER HOME VIDEO Action/Adventure 03-26-2019
7 5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) SONY PICTURES HOME ENT Action/Adventure 03-19-2019
8 2 Transformers: Bumblebee (2018) PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT Action/Adventure 04-02-2019
9 14 Goonies (1985) WARNER HOME VIDEO Family 05-15-2007
10 3 Glass (2019) UNIVERSAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT Mystery Suspense 04-16-2019

Top 10 Selling DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, YTD May 2019

Current Rank Prior Rank Title Distributor Genre Release Date
1 2 Aquaman (2018) WARNER HOME VIDEO Action/Adventure 03-26-2019
2 1 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENT Drama 02-12-2019
3 4 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) WARNER HOME VIDEO Action/Adventure 03-12-2019
4 3 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) DISNEY/BUENA VISTA HOME VIDEO Family 02-26-2019
5 5 Star Is Born (2018) WARNER HOME VIDEO Drama 02-19-2019
6 7 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) SONY PICTURES HOME ENT Action/Adventure 03-19-2019
7 6 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) UNIVERSAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT Family 02-05-2019
8 8 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) DISNEY/BUENA VISTA HOME VIDEO Family 03-19-2019
9 9 Transformers: Bumblebee (2018) PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT Action/Adventure 04-02-2019
10 10 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) UNIVERSAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT Family 05-21-2019

NPD’s U.S. VideoScan service monitors DVD and Blu-ray Sales, based on information collected directly from retailers. These top 10 overall titles are ranked by unit retail sales, as well as the previous month’s ranking when applicable.

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