In less than a month on the market, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has already outsold every other game during 2020 in the United States. That’s according to the NPD Group, which has released its monthly report for November and confirmed the ongoing dominance of CoD.
This marks the 13th year in a row where a new Call of Duty game was the top-selling game in its launch month, according to NPD. It’s news that has long since ceased being a surprise. The launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X|S didn’t impact this trend, with Cold War coming out as the top-selling game on PlayStation and Xbox platforms for both November and the year overall. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Animal Crossing: New Horizons stand as the second and third top-selling games for the year through November.
Coming in at the #2 spot on NPD’s list of best-selling games in November was Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which is now the year’s #7 best-selling game. It was a particularly big launch for Valhalla–which, like Cold War, released on next-gen platforms alongside current-gen ones and PC–attracting higher sales in its launch month than any AC game dating back to 2012’s Assassin’s Creed III.
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