November NPD: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare maintains top slot, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order debuts in second

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 13 December 2019 13:56 GMT

The November NPD report came out overnight and once again, Switch was the best-selling console for the month and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare maintained its number one slot on the software charts.

For the month of November, the NPD reported US spending across video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards totaled $2.3 billion, down 19% year-over-year (yoy). Year-to-date spending was down 12% yoy to $11.6 billion.

Hardware

Hardware spending in November 2019 declined 26% yoy, to $891 million. Year-to-date hardware spending was down 24% to $2.9 billion.

Switch was again the best-selling platform for the month and remains the best-selling platform of 2019.

Software

Dollar sales of tracked video game software declined 14 percent in November compared to a year ago, to $926 million, while year-to-date sales have fallen 8 percent to $5.4 billion. Gains in software spending on Nintendo Switch have not offset declines across other platforms.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, like October, was the best-selling game of November and for the trailing 12-month period.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was the second best-selling game of November and the ninth best-selling game of 2019 year-to-date. It also achieved the second-highest launch month in dollars for any Star Wars game in US history, just below Star Wars Battlefront.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield came in third and fifth, respectively, and the Double Pack was the fourth best-seller for the month of November. Sword and Shield sales combined would have made it the second best-selling title for the month.

Death Stranding’s November debut saw it land in seventh. Last month’s second best-sellerThe Outer Worlds, which came in on the tail end of October, fell to thirteenth place.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is now the best-selling fighting game in US history, with a lifetime dollar sales total surpassing that of the previous best-selling fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

The top-selling games for the month of November 2019 are below.

NPD – November 2019 Top 20 all platforms

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  3. Pokemon Sword
  4. Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Double Pack
  5. Pokemon Shield
  6. Madden NFL 20
  7. Death Stranding
  8. NBA 2K20
  9. Need for Speed: Heat
  10. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  11. FIFA 20
  12. Borderlands 3
  13. The Outer Worlds
  14. Just Dance 2020
  15. Mario Kart 8
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  17. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  18. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  19. Grand Theft Auto 5
  20. Mortal Kombat 11

NPD Xbox One November Top 10

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. NBA 2K20
  5. Need for Speed: Heat
  6. FIFA 20
  7. Borderlands 3
  8. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  9. Red Dead Redemption 2
  10. The Outer Worlds

NPD PS4 November 2019 Top 10

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  3. Death Stranding
  4. Madden NFL 20
  5. Need for Speed: Heat
  6. NBA 2K20
  7. FIFA 20
  8. The Outer Worlds
  9. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  10. Borderlands 3

NPD Switch November Top 10

  1. Pokemon Sword
  2. Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Double Pack
  3. Pokemon Shield
  4. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  5. Mario Kart 8
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  8. Just Dance 2020
  9. Ring Fit Adventure
  10. Super Mario Odyssey

Accessories and Game Cards

Total November 2019 spending on Accessories and Game Cards fell 14% yoy to $433 million. Year-to-date sales of  are down 5% yoy to $3.2 billion.

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 saw the highest sales in dollars for the month, with the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller Black still the best-selling accessory year to date.

 

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