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Top selling games in the United States, August 2020 (NPD)

Published: 14:39, 14 September 2020
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Madden NFL 21 cover
Madden 21 - best selling game in August 2020, U.S.

Gamers in the U.S. totaled $3.3B in August 2020, which makes for a 37% increase when compared to a year ago, and digital content experienced one of the biggest increases in the industry.

We check out the top-selling games charts, by NPD with Madden NFL 21 leading the pack, as the best-selling game of August 2020, in the United States. Another EA game, UFC 4, had a great month, reaching 2nd place in August 2020, with a series launch record for UFC games published by Electronic Arts to date.

Top-Selling Games, U.S., August 2020:

  1. Madden NFL 21
  2. UFC 4
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  4. Ghost of Tsushima 
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons 
  6. Ring Fit 
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. Super Smash Bros Ultimate 
  9. Paper Mario Origami King 
  10. Mortal Kombat 11
  11. Zelda: Breath of The Wild
  12. The Last Of Us Part II
  13. Minecraft 
  14. PGA Tour 2K21
  15. New Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe

Nintendo Switch units sold are up 2x compared to those in 2019. It was again the best selling console in the U.S. during August 2020, and even more noteworthy, Switch saw the highest sales ever for hardware in an August month, outpacing the Nintendo Wii sales numbers from August 2008.

Activision call of duty modern warfare showing a soldier with rifle and a helicopter in the background COD MW - No.1 selling game in the US, 2020 to date.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare continued its domination, and ended up on No.1 spot in the top-selling games in 2020, with Animal Crossing on the 2nd place.

Top-Selling Games, U.S., 2020 To Date: 

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons 
  3. The Last of Us Part II 
  4. Final Fantasy 7 Remake 
  5. Ghost of Tsushima 
  6. Madden NFL 21
  7. DBZ: Kakarot 
  8. MLB The Show 20 
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 
  10. Mortal Kombat 11

If you want more information and detailed statistics, please check out the trailer in the article, by Mat Piscatella - NPD Analyst.

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