October 2020 NPD: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Sword and more Nintendo Switch games continue being bestsellers

The NPD Group has revealed which games were top sellers in the U.S. for October 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 October 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 FIFA 21 Electronic Arts
2 3 Madden NFL 21 Electronic Arts
3 NEW Watch Dogs: Legion Ubisoft
4 NEW NHL 21 Electronic Arts
5 NEW Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Nintendo
6 2 Super Mario 3D All-Stars* Nintendo
7 8 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
8 9 Star Wars: Squadrons Electronic Arts
9 6 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Activision Blizzard (Corp)
10 11 Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Activision Blizzard (Corp)
11 10 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe* Nintendo
12 12 Ghost of Tsushima Sony (Corp)
13 5 NBA 2K21* Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
14 1 Marvel’s Avengers Square Enix (Corp)
15 14 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
16 13 Ring Fit Adventure Nintendo
17 17 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* Nintendo
18 4 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Activision Blizzard (Corp)
19 20 Super Mario Party* Nintendo
20 16 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe* Nintendo

Top 10 best-selling games so far this year

Rank Last Month Rank Year-to-Date Ending October 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 4 Madden NFL 21 Electronic Arts
4 3 The Last of Us: Part II Sony (Corp)
5 5 Ghost of Tsushima Sony (Corp)
6 6 Final Fantasy VII: Remake Square Enix (Corp)
7 7 Marvel’s Avengers Square Enix (Corp)
8 10 Super Mario 3D All-Stars* Nintendo
9 11 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe* Nintendo
10 8 Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Bandai Namco Entertainment
* Digital sales not included

Top 10 best-selling games of the last 12 months

Rank Last Month Rank 12 Months Ending October 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 3 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
4 6 Madden NFL 21 Electronic Arts
5 5 The Last of Us: Part II Sony (Corp)
6 4 Madden NFL 20 Electronic Arts
7 8 Ghost of Tsushima Sony (Corp)
8 7 Pokémon: Sword* Nintendo
9 9 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe* Nintendo
10 11 Final Fantasy VII: Remake Square Enix (Corp)
* Digital sales not included

Top 10 Nintendo Switch games for the month

Rank Last Month Rank October 2020 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 NEW Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Nintendo
2 1 Super Mario 3D All-Stars* Nintendo
3 2 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
4 3 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe* Nintendo
5 5 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
6 4 Ring Fit Adventure Nintendo
7 7 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* Nintendo
8 9 Super Mario Party* Nintendo
9 6 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe* Nintendo
10 NEW Pikmin 3* Nintendo
* Digital sales not included

“Consumer spending across video game hardware, content, and accessories reached $3.8 billion in October 2020, 14% higher when compared to a year ago,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “Mobile, subscription, hardware, and accessories were among the largest growth segments. Year-to-date spending totaled $37.5 billion, 20% higher than the same period in 2019.”

“Nine of the top 20 best-selling titles of October were published by Nintendo,” Piscatella said.

Source: VentureBeat.com

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