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This the NPD data for January 2021, which covers the sales for United States. The gaming industry generated $4.713 billion[1].

Overall[]

A total of $319 million for Hardware. This is up 144% from 2020. For video game content, there was a total of $4.172 billion, up 36% from from 2020. For Accessories, there was a total of $222 million, up 73% from 2020.

In terms of hardware, the Nintendo Switch leads by units and the Playstation 5 leads by dollar sales. The Nintendo Switch had the biggest January of any platform since the Wii in 2010. The Playstation 5 achieved the highest dollar sales for a platform since the Wii in 2009. This is the biggest January in dollar sales since January 2011.

In terms of software, no new releases appear in the top 20. Call of Duty has been performing at a historic rate, it ranks as the all-time 20th best selling game in the US by dollar sales. despite only being released 3 months ago. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is selling strongly as well, maintaining it pace as the second fastest game in series behind Assassin's Creed III. Cyberpunk 2077 harshly drops month-over-month due to the poor performance on consoles, dropping to No. 18. Hitman 3 misses the top 20 but, IO Interactive does not share digital sales with the NPD and the company reported that the game earned back its budget within its first week.

Lists[]

*means no Digital Data

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

Overall Top 20[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  4. Madden NFL 21
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  6. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  10. NBA 2K21*
  11. Super Mario 3D All-Stars*
  12. FIFA 21
  13. Immortals: Fenyx Rising
  14. Mortal Kombat 11
  15. Just Dance 2021
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  17. Minecraft
  18. Cyberpunk 2077*
  19. Super Mario Party*
  20. UFC 4

Switch[]

There is no digital data for Nintendo-published games

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  2. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*
  3. Ring Fit Adventure
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  5. Super Mario 3D All-Stars*
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Just Dance 2021
  8. Super Mario Party*
  9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  10. Super Mario Odyssey*

Playstation[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  4. Madden NFL 21
  5. Minecraft
  6. Demon's Soul
  7. Ghost of Tsushima
  8. FIFA 21
  9. NBA 2K21*
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Xbox[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  3. Madden NFL 21
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  5. Forza Horizon 4
  6. NBA 2K21*
  7. Cyberpunk 2077
  8. FIFA 21
  9. Minecraft
  10. UFC 4

References[]



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