May 2020 NPD Video Game Sales Results –

video game market continues to grow this year, with May 2020 being one of the best ever. Total revenue for the month was $977 million compared to $642 million a year ago, a huge 52% year-over-year increase. All business units showed growth, with software up 56%, software up 67% and accessories and playing cards up 32%. According to NDP analyst Matt Piscatella, it was the best-spent month of May since 2008, when $1.2 billion was spent thanks to the release of Mario Kart Wii a month earlier and GTA 4. The 2020 total is slightly lower than the 2011 total, where spending to date has been $5.7 billion, compared to $5.5 billion in 2020.

What sold so well in May 2020? Most of the 20 programs sold are open-end securities. You have to go all the way to the end of the 14th century before you see the new version, which is none other than Xenoblade Chronicles: Dedicated output for the switch. Speaking of the Nintendo system: The Switch was once again the best-selling hardware platform of the month, both in terms of unit sales and dollar prices. To see a console that sells more in a month than the Switch, namely the Nintendo DS, you have to go back to May 2009. Switch sales are the highest of any hardware platform in US history, even surpassing Wii in 2008.

You can find the top 20 software for May 2020 below. Note that they are ranked by dollar sales, not number of items sold. Additionally, Nintendo’s first part games don’t include digital sales, so some may rank even higher if reported. Special thanks to Venturebeat and the NDP for providing the data:

The 20 best games in May 2020. The American gambling market

  1. The Call of Duty Modern warfare
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Animal Crossing : New horizons.
  4. NBA 2K20
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Red Dead Redemption II
  7. Minecraft.
  8. Final Fantasy VII New edition
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  10. Star Wars: Jedi: The fallen order
  11. Madden NFL 20 [EA Sports]
  12. Mario Kart 8: Sequel*.
  13. We need speed: Heat
  14. Chronicles of Xenoblade: Definition of production*.
  15. Miners’ church groups
  16. Saints Row: Third Remastering
  17. MLB: Issue 20
  18. Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
  19. The Call of Duty black ops III
  20. FIFA 20 [EA Sports]

*Digital sales are not included

Top 10 bestsellers of the year

  1. The Call of Duty Modern warfare
  2. Animal Crossing : New horizons.
  3. Final Fantasy VII New edition
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. NBA 2K20
  6. Dragon Ball Z: Persimmon
  7. MLB: Issue 20
  8. Resident Evil 3
  9. Madden NFL 20 [EA Sports]
  10. Red Dead Redemption II

Top 10 bestsellers of the last 12 months

  1. The Call of Duty Modern warfare
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Madden NFL 20 [EA Sports]
  4. Borderland 3
  5. Star Wars: Jedi: The fallen order
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Animal Crossing : New horizons.
  8. FIFA 20 [EA Sports]
  9. Mario Kart 8: Sequel*.
  10. Pokemon: Sword.

May 2020: Top 10 Best Selling Xbox OneGames

  1. The Call of Duty Modern warfare
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  4. Miners’ church groups
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Star Wars: Jedi: The fallen order
  7. NBA 2K20
  8. Saints Row: Third Remastering
  9. Madden NFL 20 [EA Sports]
  10. The Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 : Reconditioned

May 2020: Top 10 best-selling games on PlayStation 4

  1. The Call of Duty Modern warfare
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Final Fantasy VII: New edition
  4. NBA 2K20
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  7. MLB: Issue 20
  8. Star Wars: Jedi: The fallen order
  9. Madden NFL 20 [EA Sports]
  10. Red Dead Redemption II

May 2020: Top 10 Best Sellers Nintendo Switch

  1. Animal Crossing : New horizons.
  2. Mario Kart 8: Sequel*.
  3. Chronicles of Xenoblade: Definition of production*.
  4. Super Smash Bros Ultimate.
  5. The Legend of Zelda The breath of nature
  6. Dance 2020
  7. Pokemon: Sword.
  8. The new Super Mario Bros Luxury.
  9. House of Luigi 3
  10. The Super Mario Odyssey

Source : Venturebeat & NDP]

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published in various media. He is currently an editor and contributor to Age of Games.

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