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This the NPD data for April 2021, which covers the sales for United States. The gaming industry generated $4.645 billion[1].

Overall[]

A total of $296 million for Hardware. This is down 30% from 2020. For video game content, there was a total of $4.182 billion, up 2% from from 2020. For Accessories, there was a total of $168 million, down 23% from 2020.

In terms of hardware, the Nintendo Switch was the highest selling platform in both units and dollars, maintaining its lead for the year.

In terms of software, MLB The Show led the show, debuting as a series best with the first entry on Xbox. It set a launch month record for the franchise. New Pokémon Snap did well, launching at more than double the original gross sales. It Takes Two made a significant jump after debuting at 22nd in March. Mortal Kombat 11 also makes a major jump, likely related with the movie.

Lists[]

*means no Digital Data

** means no data from certain storefronts such as Battle.net

Overall Top 20[]

  1. MLB: The Show 21**
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  3. New Pokémon Snap*
  4. Outriders
  5. NieR: Replicant
  6. Mortal Kombat 11
  7. Monster Hunter Rise
  8. Returnal
  9. It Takes Two
  10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  11. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  12. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  13. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury*
  14. Minecraft
  15. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  16. Super Mario 3D All-Stars*
  17. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  18. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  19. Pokémon Sword/Shield*
  20. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

Best Selling Games of 2021 so Far[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury*
  3. MLB: The Show 21**
  4. Monster Hunter Rise
  5. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  6. Outriders
  7. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  9. Minecraft
  10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*

Best Selling Games over the Past 12 Months[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Madden NFL 21
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  5. The Last of Us: Part II
  6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  7. Ghost of Tsushima
  8. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  9. Super Mario 3D All-Stars*
  10. NBA 2K21*

Switch[]

There is no digital data for Nintendo-published games

  1. New Pokémon Snap*
  2. Monster Hunter Rise
  3. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*
  4. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury*
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  6. Super Mario 3D All-Stars*
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  8. Pokémon: Sword/Shield*
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  10. Super Mario Party*

Playstation[]

  1. MLB: The Show 21
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  3. Returnal
  4. Outriders
  5. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  6. NieR: Replicant
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. It Takes Two
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  10. Ghost of Tsushima

Xbox[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. MLB: The Show 21*
  3. It Takes Two
  4. Mortal Kombat 11
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  6. Outriders
  7. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  8. NieR: Replicant
  9. Forza Horizon 4
  10. Mortal Kombat 11 + Injustice 2 Bundle


References[]



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