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Call of Duty reclaims dominance on November NPD charts


 

Call of Duty: WWII is already dominating the charts a mere month after its release. Not only was it the top-selling game in November, according to the NPD, but it’s already the best-selling game of 2017.

That’s not surprising. What is somewhat surprising is that Star Wars Battlefront II still managed to grab the number two spot despite the highly publicized controversy surrounding its plans for microtransactions. Maybe EA’s decision to postpone its microtransaction system, commonly seen as pay-to-win, actually had a positive impact on consumer attitudes, or maybe—just maybe—people were going to buy it either way. After all, it is Star Wars.

Assassin’s Creed Origins had another strong month. It was the second highest-selling game of October, despite having only been out for four days in that month, and landed at number three for November. Meanwhile, October’s top-seller, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, has already dropped down to number twelve.

Two sports games, NBA 2K18 (which had its own issues with microtransactions) and Madden NFL 18, round out the top five.

Overall, November was a great month for video games, with total sales increasing 19 percent over last year at $1.2 billion. Shooters, sports games, and racing games also saw a large increase in sales.

Here are the top-selling games for November 2017:

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Star Wars Battlefront II
  3. Assassin’s Creed Origins
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. Madden NFL 18
  6. Super Mario Odyssey
  7. FIFA 18
  8. Need for Speed: Payback
  9. Destiny 2
  10. Pokemon Ultra Sun
  11. Pokemon Ultra Moon
  12. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  13. Grand Theft Auto V
  14. The Sims 4
  15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  16. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  17. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  18. South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  19. WWE 2K18
  20. Just Dance 2018

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Source: GameSpot


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Call of Duty reclaims dominance on November NPD charts

Call of Duty: WWII is a return to form for the series by at least one metric.

By Michael Goroff | 12/15/2017 12:30 PM PT

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Call of Duty: WWII is already dominating the charts a mere month after its release. Not only was it the top-selling game in November, according to the NPD, but it’s already the best-selling game of 2017.

That’s not surprising. What is somewhat surprising is that Star Wars Battlefront II still managed to grab the number two spot despite the highly publicized controversy surrounding its plans for microtransactions. Maybe EA’s decision to postpone its microtransaction system, commonly seen as pay-to-win, actually had a positive impact on consumer attitudes, or maybe—just maybe—people were going to buy it either way. After all, it is Star Wars.

Assassin’s Creed Origins had another strong month. It was the second highest-selling game of October, despite having only been out for four days in that month, and landed at number three for November. Meanwhile, October’s top-seller, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, has already dropped down to number twelve.

Two sports games, NBA 2K18 (which had its own issues with microtransactions) and Madden NFL 18, round out the top five.

Overall, November was a great month for video games, with total sales increasing 19 percent over last year at $1.2 billion. Shooters, sports games, and racing games also saw a large increase in sales.

Here are the top-selling games for November 2017:

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Star Wars Battlefront II
  3. Assassin’s Creed Origins
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. Madden NFL 18
  6. Super Mario Odyssey
  7. FIFA 18
  8. Need for Speed: Payback
  9. Destiny 2
  10. Pokemon Ultra Sun
  11. Pokemon Ultra Moon
  12. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  13. Grand Theft Auto V
  14. The Sims 4
  15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  16. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  17. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  18. South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  19. WWE 2K18
  20. Just Dance 2018

Read More

Source: GameSpot



About Michael Goroff

view all posts

Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.