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This the NPD data for 2020, which covers the sales for United States. The gaming industry generated $56.905 billion, up 27% from 2019[1]. This is the first year to be primarily impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic that started in March 2020.

This year marked a number of changes for NPD's tracking as well. They started tracking microtransactions, subscriptions and mobile spend, tracked by Sensor Tower. This replaced Video Game Software with Video Game Content. Additionally, packed-in software was moved from accessories to video game content. Of the major publishers, Take-Two started to not include their digital sales publicly, shifting their titles down significantly.


A total of $5.31 billion for Hardware. This is up 35% from 2019. For software, there was a total of $48.98 billion, up 26% from from 2019. For Accessories, there was a total of $2.617 billion, up 21% from 2019.

Monthly Performance[]

Month Hardware Software Accessories Total
January $131m $3.06b $128m $3.32b
February $184m $3.07b $138m $3.40b
March $463m $4.06b $238m $4.76b
April $420m $4.08b $219m $4.72b
May $233m $3.96b $154m $4.34b
June $189m $4.29b $209m $4.69b
July $166m $3.25b $170m $3.59b
August $229m $2.94b $166m $3.33b
September $277m $3.84b $191m $4.31b
October $259m $3.43b $148m $3.84b
November $1.41b $5.24b $314m $6.97b
December $1.35b $5.81b $546m $7.70b
Total $5.307b $48.981b $2.617b $56.905b

Since the tracking changed in July, the recorded numbers for January to June are based on the reports in 2021.


*means no Digital Data

** means no data from certain storefronts such as

Overall Top 20[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  4. Madden NFL 21
  5. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  6. The Last of Us: Part II
  7. Ghost of Tsushima
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  9. Super Mario 3D All-Stars*
  10. Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  11. Marvel’s Avengers
  12. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  13. NBA 2K21*
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  15. FIFA 21
  16. Mortal Kombat 11
  17. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  18. MLB: The Show 20
  19. Cyberpunk 2077*
  20. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2


  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. The Last of Us: Part II
  4. Ghost of Tsushima
  5. Madden NFL 21
  6. Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  7. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  8. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  9. MLB: The Show 20
  10. Marvel's Avengers


  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. Madden NFL 21
  4. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  5. Marvel's Avengers
  6. NBA 2K21*
  7. FIFA 21
  8. Cyberpunk 2077*
  9. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  10. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2


There is no digital data for Nintendo-published games

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  2. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*
  3. Super Mario 3D All-Stars*
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  5. Ring Fit Adventure
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  8. Luigi's Mansion 3*
  9. Super Mario Party*
  10. Super Mario Odyssey*

2024 update[]

In January 2024, Circana published revised rankings for the year based on revenue. It does include digital for members of the Digital Leader Panel, including companies such as Take Two and Bethesda, which were not members at the time.[2]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  3. NBA 2K21
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  5. Madden NFL 21
  6. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  7. The Last of Us: Part II
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Ghost of Tsushima
  10. Doom Eternal
  11. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  12. Super Mario 3D All-Stars*
  13. Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  14. Marvel’s Avengers
  15. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  16. Minecraft
  17. NBA 2K20
  18. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  19. FIFA 21
  20. Red Dead Redemption II