November 2021 NPD: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl debut as one of the best-selling games across several categories

The NPD Group has revealed which games were top sellers in the U.S. for November 2021, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. 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 November 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 NEW Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 NEW Battlefield 2042 Electronic Arts
3 NEW Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl* Nintendo
4 NEW Forza Horizon 5 Microsoft (Corp)
5 4 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
6 8 Mario Party Superstars* Nintendo
7 7 Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Square Enix Inc (Corp)
8 6 FIFA 22 Electronic Arts
9 1 Far Cry 6 Ubisoft
10 10 NBA 2K22* Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
11 NEW Just Dance 2022 Ubisoft
12 11 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
13 17 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
14 15 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
15 2 Back 4 Blood Warner Bros. Interactive
16 NEW Shin Megami Tensei V Atlus
17 16 Minecraft Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
18 20 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* Nintendo
19 14 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
20 13 Ghost of Tsushima Sony (Corp)
* Digital sales not included

Top 10 best-selling games of the year so far

Rank Last Month Rank Year-to-Date Ending November 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 NEW Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
3 2 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
4 3 MLB: The Show 21^ Sony (Corp)
5 4 Resident Evil: Village Capcom USA
6 NEW Battlefield 2042 Electronic Arts
7 5 Super Mario 3D World* Nintendo
8 NEW Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl* Nintendo
9 6 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
10 8 Far Cry 6 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 November 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 NEW Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
3 4 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
4 3 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
5 5 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
6 2 Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Ubisoft
7 6 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
8 9 MLB: The Show 21^ Sony (Corp)
9 10 Resident Evil: Village Capcom USA
10 NEW Battlefield 2042 Electronic Arts
* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox Digital sales not included

Top 10 Nintendo games for the month

Rank Last Month Rank November 2021 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 NEW Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl* Nintendo
2 2 Mario Party Superstars* Nintendo
3 3 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
4 NEW Just Dance 2022 Ubisoft
5 5 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
6 NEW Shin Megami Tensei V* Atlus
7 6 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* Nintendo
8 4 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
9 10 New Super Mario Bros.* Nintendo
10 22 Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit* Nintendo
* Digital sales not included

“November 2021 consumer spending across video game hardware, content and accessories fell 10% when compared to a year ago, to $6.3 billion,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “Year-to-date consumer spending totaled $52.9 billion, an increase of 9% when compared to the same period in 2020.”

Source: VentureBeat.com

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