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This the NPD data for November 2021, which covers the sales for United States. The gaming industry generated $6.279 billion[1].


A total of $883 million for Hardware. This is down 38% from 2020. For video game content, there was a total of $5.138 billion, down 1% from from 2020. For Accessories, there was a total of $258 million,down 20% from 2020.

In terms of hardware, it is lowest since 2016 primarily due to shortages of the newest consoles. Nintendo Switch is the top selling console in both dollars and units, with 1.13 million sold[2]. It sold 550,000 during the week of Black Friday alone. The Xbox Series is second and the PS5 is third. If the two of them were combined, their sales would be barely more than the Switch.

In terms of software, Call of Duty: Vanguard was the biggest game on the year, though its launch sales fall short of Blacks Ops: Cold War sales for the year. This is the 14th year where a Call of Duty game was the best-selling game of its launch month. Battlefield 2042 was also a big seller, being no. 2 for the month and instantly becoming the 6th best selling game of the year. Forza Horizon 5 set a launch month record for the franchise. Shin Megami Tensei V was a bit of a dark horse but, it also broke records for the franchise, having the highest launch month sales for the franchise (ignoring Persona). Mobile spending exceeded $2 billion for the 9th month in a row, with growth of 11% from last November.[3]


*means no Digital Data

** means no data from certain storefronts such as

Overall Top 20[]

  1. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  2. Battlefield 2042
  3. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl*
  4. Forza Horizon 5
  5. Madden NFL 22
  6. Mario Party Superstars*
  7. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
  8. FIFA 22
  9. Far Cry 6
  10. NBA 2K22*
  11. Just Dance 2022
  12. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  13. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  14. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  15. Back 4 Blood
  16. Shin Megami Tensei V
  17. Minecraft
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  19. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  20. Ghost of Tsushima

Best Selling Games of 2021 so Far[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  3. Madden NFL 22
  4. MLB: The Show 21**
  5. Resident Evil: Village
  6. Battlefield 2042
  7. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury*
  8. Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl*
  9. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  10. Far Cry 6

Best Selling Games over the Past 12 Months[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  3. Madden NFL 22
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  5. Mario Kart 8*
  6. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  7. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  8. MLB: The Show 21^
  9. Resident Evil: Village
  10. Battlefield 2042


There is no digital data for Nintendo-published games

  1. Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl*
  2. Mario Party Superstars*
  3. Mario Kart 8*
  4. Just Dance 2022
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  6. Shin Megami Tensei V*
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  9. New Super Mario Bros.*
  10. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
  11. Metroid: Dread*


  1. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  2. Battlefield 2042
  3. Madden NFL 22
  4. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  5. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  6. FIFA 22
  7. Far Cry 6
  8. NBA 2K22*
  9. Ghost of Tsushima
  10. Back 4 Blood


  1. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  2. Battlefield 2042
  3. Forza Horizon 5
  4. Madden NFL 22
  5. Far Cry 6
  6. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  7. FIFA 22
  8. NBA 2K22*
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  10. NHL 22


  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. Coin Master
  3. Roblox
  4. Garena Free Fire
  5. Genshin Impact
  6. Pokémon GO
  7. Call of Duty: Mobile
  8. Clash Royale
  9. Homescapes
  10. Bingo Blitz


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