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November 2019 NPD Sales Results

The month of November is traditionally one of the biggest when it comes to sheer dollar amount of sales in the video game industry and 2019 is proving no different. Despite the big name games released during the month they were unable to topple Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which took the number one spot once again. The overall video game industry is down for the month by 19% when compared to last November, reaching a total of $2.3 billion in sales.

On the hardware side the Nintendo Switch is once again the best selling console for the month of November. It is the only system on the market that has showed year over year growth as this generation comes to an end and gamers wait for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (Microsoft’s new console) to come out next holiday season.

Also, with continued sales of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the hit title is now the best selling fighting game in U.S. history. And it just turned 1 year old! That means this evergreen title will no doubt continue racking up sales for many years to come.

Pokémon Sword and Shield had a strong debut on the Switch. Combined the games achieved the highest launch month dollar sales of any Pokémon release in U.S. history. While that is impressive, it should be noted that the price point of the Switch games are $60 each, whereas the 3DS games came in at $40. The games would have come in at #2 overall for the month if ranked together, but as is they took the number 3, 4, and 5 spots on the top 20 list. It’s worth noting that Nintendo doesn’t report digital sales to the NPD, so it’s possible they would have ranked even higher on the Top 20 since the other games do include digital. Speaking of software, here’s the full rundown for November 2019 software sales in the U.S.:

 

November 2019 top 20 :

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order^
  3. Pokémon Sword*
  4. Pokémon Sword and Pokemon Shield Double Pack*
  5. Pokémon Shield*
  6. Madden NFL 20
  7. Death Stranding
  8. NBA 2K20
  9. Need for Speed: Heat
  10. Luigi’s Mansion 3*
  11. FIFA 20
  12. Borderlands 3
  13. The Outer Worlds
  14. Just Dance 2020
  15. Mario Kart 8*
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  17. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  18. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  19. Grand Theft Auto V
  20. Mortal Kombat 11

Top 10 of the best selling games of 2019 :

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Borderlands 3
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Kingdom Hearts III
  7. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  9. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order^
  10. Anthem

The 10 best-selling games of the last 12 months

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  3. NBA 2K20
  4. Madden NFL 20
  5. Red Dead Redemption II
  6. Borderlands 3
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  9. Kingdom Hearts III
  10. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Xbox One

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. NBA 2K20
  5. Need for Speed: Heat
  6. FIFA 20
  7. Borderlands 3
  8. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  9. Red Dead Redemption II
  10. The Outer Worlds

PlayStation 4

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  3. Death Stranding
  4. Madden NFL 20
  5. Need for Speed: Heat
  6. NBA 2K20
  7. FIFA 20
  8. The Outer Worlds
  9. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  10. Borderlands 3

Nintendo Switch

  1. Pokémon Sword*
  2. Pokémon Sword and Pokemon Shield Double Pack*
  3. Pokémon Shield*
  4. Luigi’s Mansion 3*
  5. Mario Kart 8*
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  8. Just Dance 2020
  9. Ring Fit Adventure*
  10. Super Mario Odyssey*

Nintendo 3DS

  1. Pokémon: Ultra Sun*
  2. Pokémon: Ultra Moon*
  3. Super Mario 3D Land*
  4. Super Mario Maker*
  5. Super Smash Bros.*
  6. Luigi’s Mansion*
  7. Mario Kart 7*
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D*
  9. Detective Pikachu*
  10. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon*

 

[Source: ResetEra]

 

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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