Call Of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Is 2020’s Highest Selling Game

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NPD has released their final chart for the top 20 sellers of 2020 based on dollar sales.  2020’s highest selling game according to NPD is Call Of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War, despite the game only releasing in November.  Activision Blizzard will be happy as the Call Of Duty series occupied the top two spots in the list.  Let’s take a look at their complete top 20 for 2020

Call Of Duty Is 2020’s Highest Selling Game

  1. Call Of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  4. Madden NFL 21
  5. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  6. The Last Of Us: Part II
  7. Ghost Of Tsushima
  8. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  9. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  10. Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  11. Marvel’s Avengers
  12. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  13. NBA 2K21
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  15. FIFA 21
  16. Mortal Kombat 11
  17. Dragonball Z: Kakarot
  18. MLB: The Show 20
  19. Cyberpunk 2077
  20. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

The Last Word On Gaming Viewpoint

Call Of Duty’s dominance is something to behold as it occupied the top two spots on the list.  The series continues to receive poor reviews from fans and critics are generally mixed but the game continues to sell at incredible rates, Warzone has also become a huge winner for the studio.  It has become a must-buy part of pop culture at this stage.

Incredibly, Animal Crossing: New Horizon took third place.  The Nintendo Switch release took over the world at one point as it seemed everyone and their dog was playing the game, especially YouTuber’s and Twitch streamers who got months worth of content from the game.  The game has continued its momentum as the year went on too as it has been placed fairly high any time we have covered sales charts.  The Switch had a good year overall with four separate Nintendo titles occupying spots in the top 20.

Sports games continue to be some of the highest-selling games of the year with the usual suspects found in the top 20.  This year though they couldn’t unseat high profile releases like Ghost Of Tsushima or the very highly anticipated Last Of Us: Part II.  Madden NFL 21 is the exception to that rule as the game placed a very respectable 4th on the list.

Nostalgia clearly sells too as the Final Fantasy VII remake squeezed into the top 10 for the year despite only releasing on the PlayStation 4.



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Alex Richards, Site Manager
A wrestling fan since the age of 3 and a gamer since even earlier Alex Richards brings lifelong experience and passion for both mediums to his writing. He aims to cover the Joshi wrestling scene and Irish wrestling scene better than anyone else and loves to analyze sales charts over at Last Word On Gaming
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