Recently, the NDP Group released the recent monthly sales report which revealed the top-selling games of January 2020 in the United States. In that report, there was also news on what consoles and accessories sold the best in January in the US. In the month of January, Dragon Ball Z: Kakorot waa on top of the list and what’s more its launch-month sales were the third-highest in franchise history, following Dragon Ball: Fighterz and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai. Second on the list was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and it is the first time since its release that it to the second sales spot.
Even though, it still remains as the -selling game over the past 12 months. What’s more, is that Rockstar’s GTA V break into the top 5 and it doesn’t seem that the game will be dying anytime soon now. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was at the fourth spot on the list which shows EA was wrong all along about the Single Player games were dead. The story-driven games have been what gaming is all about and all of the old generation of players that made them fell in love with games in the first place.
Down below you can see the list of best selling games of January 2020:-
Best-Selling January 2020 Games (US)
1. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
3. Madden NFL 20
4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
5. Grand Theft Auto V
6. NBA 2K20
7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
8. *Mario Kart 8*
9. Ring Fit Adventure
10. Red Dead Redemption II
12. Pokemon Sword
13. Luigi’s Mansion 3
14. Star Wars: Battlefront II
15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
16. Need for Speed: Heat
17. FIFA 20
18. Just Dance 2020
19. Mortal Kombat 11
20. Pokemon Shield
This is something off-topic but the total sales for games dropped 31 percent which is $311 million. As for hardware, Nintendo Switch was the best selling console in terms of unit and dollar sales. On the other hand, it wasn’t good news for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One because they all experienced year-over-year sales declines in January, which led to a 35 percent decrease in sales year-over-year to $129 million. It is that surprising as January has always been a difficult month for console sales because it follows the very busy holiday shopping season.
In the accessories section, the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller was still at the top-seller in January and it has held this position since its launch in November. Furthermore, it is the fifth fastest-selling accessory in US history, according to NPD. Both the accessories and game card spending for January reached $238 million might sound good but actually is down 11 percent. When combining all three things (games, hardware, and accessories) makes a total of $678 million, which is down 26 percent. The NPD said this downturn was mainly because of the “lighter” slate of new releases and “late-cycle hardware dynamics” for the PS4 and Xbox One.