September 2020 NPD: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon Sword continue being best-selling games

The NPD Group has revealed which games were top sellers in the U.S. for September 2020, including Pokémon Sword and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The full results in each relevant category are as follows:

The top 20 best-selling games of the month in the U.S.

All Platforms

Rank Last Month Rank September 2020 Top 20 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital from the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 NEW Marvel’s Avengers Square Enix Inc (Corp)
2 NEW Super Mario 3D All-Stars* Nintendo
3 1 Madden NFL 21 Electronic Arts
4 NEW Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Activision Blizzard (Corp)
5 NEW NBA 2K21* Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
6 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Activision Blizzard (Corp)
7 NEW Crusader Kings III Paradox Interactive
8 5 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
9 NEW Star Wars: Squadrons Electronic Arts
10 7 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe* Nintendo
11 NEW Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Activision Blizzard (Corp)
12 4 Ghost of Tsushima Sony (Corp)
13 6 Ring Fit Adventure Nintendo
14 8 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
15 2 UFC 4 Electronic Arts
16 15 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe* Nintendo
17 11 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* Nintendo
18 16 Super Mario Odyssey* Nintendo
19 10 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros. Interactive
20 18 Super Mario Party* Nintendo
* Digital sales not included

Top 10 best-selling games so far this year

Rank Last Month Rank Year-to-Date Ending September 2020 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital from the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 2 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
3 3 The Last of Us: Part II Sony (Corp)
4 6 Madden NFL 21 Electronic Arts
5 5 Ghost of Tsushima Sony (Corp)
6 4 Final Fantasy VII: Remake Square Enix Inc (Corp)
7 NEW Marvel’s Avengers Square Enix Inc (Corp)
8 7 Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Bandai Namco Entertainment
9 8 MLB: The Show 20 Sony (Corp)
10 NEW Super Mario 3D All-Stars* Nintendo
* Digital sales not included

Top 10 best-selling games of the last 12 months

Rank Last Month Rank 12 Months Ending September 2020 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital from the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 2 Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order Electronic Arts
3 5 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
4 3 Madden NFL 20 Electronic Arts
5 6 The Last of Us: Part II Sony (Corp)
6 14 Madden NFL 21 Electronic Arts
7 9 Pokémon: Sword* Nintendo
8 8 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe* Nintendo
9 12 Ghost of Tsushima Sony (Corp)
10 10 Luigi’s Mansion 3* Nintendo
* Digital sales not included

Top 10 Nintendo Switch games for the month

Rank Last Month Rank September 2020 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 NEW Super Mario 3D All-Stars* Nintendo
2 1 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
3 3 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe* Nintendo
4 2 Ring Fit Adventure Nintendo
5 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
6 7 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe* Nintendo
7 6 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* Nintendo
8 9 Super Mario Odyssey* Nintendo
9 8 Super Mario Party* Nintendo
10 10 Luigi’s Mansion 3* Nintendo

“Consumer spending across video game hardware, content and accessories reached $4.3 billion in September 2020, a 10% increase when compared to a year ago,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “Mobile, hardware, and accessories were among the largest growth segments. Year-to-date spending totaled $33.7 billion, 21% higher than the same time period in 2019.”

“September 2020 video game hardware spending reached $277 million, a 15% increase when compared to a year ago,” Piscatella said. “Growth in sales of Nintendo Switch offset declines of other console platforms. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console during September in both dollars and units. Year-to-date spending on hardware has increased 22% when compared to a year ago, to $2.3 billion.”

“Super Mario 3D All-Stars was the second best-selling game of September, and ranked as the No. 10 best-selling game of 2020 year to date,” Piscatella said. “Super Mario 3D All-Stars generated the second-highest launch-month for physical dollar sales of any 2020 release, trailing only Animal Crossing: New Horizons.”

“Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ launch month physical dollar sales rank as the sixth biggest for a Nintendo-published title in U.S. history,” Piscatella said. “Super Mario 3D All-Stars trails only Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Pokémon Stadium in physical launch month dollar sales.”

Source: VentureBeat.com

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