NPD reveals the best-selling games in the U.S. of 2020 | Instant News

As more people stayed at home during the pandemic, game sales were huge last year. With the premium of entertainment, familiar game brands are becoming more and more popular.This resulted in huge sales call-of-duty, Madden, etc. Nintendo.You will find that among the 20 best-selling games in the U.S. in 2020, all these games Industry tracking company NPD Group.

This is the full ranking:

rank Top 20 games of 2020 (Digital editions of physical and complete games on Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for publishers in the digital leader panel) Rank in dollar sales Issuer
1 piece Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Activision Blizzard (Corp)
3 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
4 Madden American Football 21 Electronic art
5 Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Ubisoft
6 Our Last: Part Two Sony (Corp)
7 Ghost on the horse Sony (Corp)
8 Mario Kart 8: Luxury* Nintendo
9 Super Mario 3D All-Star* Nintendo
10 Final Fantasy VII: Remake Square Enix Inc (company)
11 Marvel’s Avengers Square Enix Inc (company)
12 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
13 NBA 2K21 * Participate in 2 interactions (company)
14 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Edition* Nintendo
15 FIFA 21 Electronic art
16 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros. Interactive
17 Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Bandai Namco Entertainment
18 years old Major League Baseball: Performance 20 Sony (Corp)
19 Cyberpunk 2077* Warner Bros. Interactive
20 Tony Hawk’s professional skater 1 + 2 Activision Blizzard (Corp)
*Excluding digital sales

The total sales of video games in all categories also set a new record of 57 billion US dollars. A year-on-year increase of 27%. The release of new hardware is the main force of this growth. But game content and accessories have also grown.

According to NPD, this is the full result for 2020:

2020 USD sales, millions 2019 year 2020 CHG
Total sales of video games $ 44,926 $ 56,905 27%
Video game hardware $ 3,937 $ 5,307 35%
Video game content (cross-console, cloud, mobile*, portable, PC and VR physical and digital complete games, DLC/MTX and subscription consumer spending) platform $ 38,824 $ 48,981 26%
Video game accessories $ 2,165 $ 2,617 twenty one%
*Mobile spending provided by the sensor tower


Call of Duty is once again the clear winner on this chart. The series is ranked in the top 2 in 2020 “Call of Duty: Black Ops-Cold War” and 2019 “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare”.

NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said: “Call of Duty has set the best-selling game franchise in the US market for 12 consecutive years.”


Nintendo is one of the other greats in 2020. Although the company is popular in games such as Animal Cross: New Horizons, it has also been successful throughout the library.

“Of the 20 best-selling games in December 2020, half of them were released by Nintendo,” Piscatella said. “Since 2020, Animal Crossing has set the highest physical dollar sales in games released by Nintendo since Wii Fit Plus in 2010.”

Cyberpunk 2077

Developer CD Projekt Red previously confirmed that it has sold 13 million copies of Cyberpunk 2077. But the studio did not share digital sales data with NPD Group. Nevertheless, the game still performs well through actual sales.

Piscatella said: “The debut of Cyberpunk 2077 was the second best-selling game in December.” “Despite the lack of digital tracking, it is still the 19th best-selling game of 2020.”

Our last part part two

PlayStation’s large budget exclusive work “Our Last Part” is also very popular.

“Our last moments: The second part is completed in 2020, becoming the best-selling PlayStation exclusive game of the year, and also ranking sixth, becoming the best-selling game overall,” Piscatella said. “Our last: The second game is now the third best-selling Sony-published game in U.S. history by dollar, second only to Marvel’s Spider-Man and 2018 God of War.”

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