Call of Duty: WW2 was the best selling game of 2017, PS4 the best selling console, NPD reports

By James Billcliffe, Friday, 19 January 2018 09:53 GMT

Activision Blizzard’s blockbuster shooter, Call of Duty: WW2 was the best selling game of 2017 across all platforms, according to NPD’s December report.

COD was also the highest selling game in December – the eighth consecutive year a Call of Duty title has taken the top spot over the holidays.

The report covers US physical and full game digital sales on PS4 and Xbox One, as well as physical game sales on Switch and 3DS. Since it only includes some digital sales, the report gives a bit of a warped perspective, but can be used as a rough guide to performance.

NPD’s top ten selling games of 2017 for the US were:

  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • NBA 2K18
  • Destiny 2 – Excluding digital PC sales
  • Madden NFL 18
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Physical only
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017 – Excluding digital PC sales
  • Super Mario Odyssey – Physical only
  • Mario Kart 8 – Physical only

The Switch finished the year well – as we found out last week – by selling the most consoles in December. And it’s interesting to see so many Nintendo games chart based solely on their physical sales, further speaking to the Switch’s strong first year on the market.

Despite shifting fewer units than Xbox in December, PlayStation 4 was the best selling console of 2017 overall, after an exceptional Black Friday which ranked as the biggest Sony’s history.

NPD also released numbers for the US’s best selling games in December across each console. The top tens for each is below:

Xbox One – Includes full game digital sales

  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017
  • NBA 2K18
  • Madden NFL 18
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • FIFA 18
  • Destiny 2
  • Forza Motorsport 7

PlayStation 4 – Includes full game digital sales

  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017
  • NBA 2K18
  • Madden NFL 18
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • FIFA 18
  • Need for Speed: Payback
  • Destiny 2
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Nintendo Switch – Physical Only

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Mario Kart 8
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Splatoon 2
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  • Pokken Tournament DX
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • ARMS
  • Just Dance 2018

Nintendo 3DS – Physical Only

  • Pokemon: Ultra Sun
  • Pokemon: Ultra Moon
  • Minecraft
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Mario Party: The Top 100
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Miitopia
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2

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