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Back in the old days, a video game platform was synonymous with a console—like an N64 or Xbox 360. Today, that’s quickly changing. Video games themselves are increasingly becoming platforms with the rise of DLC, Games as a Service model, and e-sports. Today, publishers and developers are pressured to deliver the content their gamers demand, when they demand it. Manufacturers, on the other hand, must know how their gamers interact with content and hardware to power the best gaming experiences. Data and insights from NPD and EEDAR, an NPD Group Company, can ensure you’re responsive to the needs of your gamers, so they remain loyal and don’t flee to another publisher or manufacturer.


Top 10 Selling Video Games (Retail and Digital), December 2019

Rank Rank Last Month Title Publisher
1 1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 2 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Electronic Arts
3 6 Madden NFL 20 Electronic Arts
4 8 NBA 2K20 Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
5 10 Luigi's Mansion 3* Nintendo
6 3 Pokemon Sword* Nintendo
7 15 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
8 17 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
9 5 Pokemon Shield* Nintendo
10 22 Minecraft# Multiple Video Game Manufacturers

Top 10 Selling Video Games (Retail and Digital), YTD Ending December 2019

Rank Rank Last Month Title Publisher
1 1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 2 NBA 2K20 Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
3 3 Madden NFL 20 Electronic Arts
4 4 Borderlands 3 Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
5 5 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros. Interactive
6 9 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Electronic Arts
7 8 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
8 6 Kingdom Hearts III Square Enix Inc (Corp)
9 7 Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Ubisoft
10 16 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo

* - Digital Not Included
# Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One included

Top 10 Books Top 10 Movies

* - Digital Not Included | ^ - PC Digital Not Included

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"Expanding accessibility to content, along with a growing population of gamers, is transforming the industry from an entertainment medium to a lifestyle. Because of this evolution, opportunities in video games have never been more appealing."

Mat Piscatella Video Game Analyst @MatPiscatella

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