September 2021 NPD: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Sword and Shield reappear among the best-selling games on Nintendo Switch

The NPD Group has revealed which games were top sellers in the U.S. for September 2021, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Sword and Shield. The full results in each relevant category are as follows:

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

Rank Last Month Rank September 2021 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 1 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
2 NEW FIFA 22 Electronic Arts
3 NEW NBA 2K22* Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
4 NEW Tales of Arise Bandai Namco Entertainment
5 NEW Diablo II: Resurrected Activision Blizzard (Corp)
6 NEW Deathloop Bethesda Softworks
7 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
8 2 Ghost of Tsushima Sony (Corp)
9 5 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
10 NEW Life is Strange: True Colors Square Enix Inc (Corp)
11 6 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
12 NEW Diablo Prime Evil Collection Activision Blizzard (Corp)
13 NEW Sonic Colors: Ultimate Sega
14 8 Minecraft Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
15 NEW WarioWare: Get It Together!* Nintendo
16 9 Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Ubisoft
17 11 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
18 14 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
19 12 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) Activision Blizzard (Corp)
20 16 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros. Interactive
* Digital sales not included

Top 10 best-selling games of the year so far

Rank Last Month Rank Year-to-Date Ending September 2021 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: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 4 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
3 2 MLB: The Show 21^ Sony (Corp)
4 3 Resident Evil: Village Capcom USA
5 5 Super Mario 3D World* Nintendo
6 6 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
7 7 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
8 9 Minecraft Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
9 8 Monster Hunter: Rise Capcom USA
10 10 Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Ubisoft
* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox Digital sales not included

Top 10 best-selling games of the last 12 months

Rank Last Month Rank 12 Months Ending September 2021 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: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 2 Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Ubisoft
3 4 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
4 15 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
5 3 Madden NFL 21 Electronic Arts
6 9 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
7 8 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
8 10 FIFA 21 Electronic Arts
9 11 Minecraft Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
10 12 MLB: The Show 21^ Sony (Corp)
* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox Digital sales not included

Top 10 Nintendo games for the month

Rank Last Month Rank September 2021 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 1 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
2 NEW WarioWare: Get It Together!* Nintendo
3 3 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
4 NEW Diablo II: Resurrected Activision Blizzard (Corp)
5 4 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
6 5 Pokemon: Sword/Shield* Nintendo
7 2 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword* Nintendo
8 7 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* Nintendo
9 6 Super Mario 3D World* Nintendo
10 NEW Sonic Colors: Ultimate Sega
* Digital sales not included

“September 2021 consumer spending across video game hardware, content, and accessories grew 3% when compared to a year ago, reaching a September record $4.4 billion,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “Year-to-date consumer spending reached $42.3 billion, a 12% increase when compared to the same period in 2020.”

Source: VentureBeat.com

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