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NBA 2K20 dominates competition by setting an impressive milestone for the franchise

Published: 10:58, 18 October 2019
Updated: 12:32, 18 October 2019
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Kevin Durant going in the paint in NBA 2K20.
You want to be extra smart about using the sprint button this year.

2K Sports' basketball simulation NBA 2K20 is the best selling game in September 2019, immediately becoming the best selling game of 2019. The game also set a record for best US launch month sales of any sports game ever ​​​​​​​.

NBA 2K20 has set a new record for the popular basketball simulation franchise in its debut month despite launching along with numerous other new releases. 2K Sports' title managed to top the chart and become the best-selling game in the month of September 2019, which also means that NBA 2K20 is the best selling game of 2019. Furthermore, the numbers mark the best launch month sales for any sports game in the history of US gaming, beating the record-holder, its predecessor NBA 2K19.

NBA 2K20 sale numbers also put NBA 2K franchise on the sixth place of the best selling game franchises of all time in the United States, surpassing Guitar Hero. Also, the game debuted at No.1, knocking previous year-to-date best-seller Mortal Kombat 11 down to No.2.

2K Sports Steph Curry celebrating a shot in NBA 2K20. NBA 2K20

Here is the full list of the best selling games in September 2019:

  1. NBA 2K20
  2. Borderlands 3
  3. FIFA 20
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (retail only)
  5. 5. Madden NFL 20
  6. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  7. Gears 5 (console only)
  8. Code Vein
  9. NHL 20
  10. Mario Kart 8 (retail only)
  11. Minecraft (PS4 and Xbox One)
  12. Grand Theft Auto V
  13. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (retail only)
  14. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  15. Red Dead Redemption II
  16. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
  17. Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
  18. Marvel's Spider-Man
  19. Catherine
  20. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (retail only)

As you can see from the list, Gearbox Software's looter shooter Borderlands 3 managed to take the second spot and beat EA Sports' annual version of football simulation FIFA 20. Borderlands is also the third best selling title year to date, setting a franchise launch month sales record.

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