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The November 2018 NPD Report has arrived, revealing that Red Dead Redemption 2 was the best-selling game in the U.S. last month.

Metacritic’s highest-rated game of 2018 has already outsold its predecessor by 40 percent in the less than two months since it’s launched, leading it to beat out the best-selling game of 2018 so far, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. It’s a little bit of revenge for Red Dead, which came in second the previous month to Black Ops 4.

Battlefield V came in third, and Fallout 76 followed that in fourth place. On top of that, Bethesda doesn’t report digital sales to the NPD, meaning it’s possible that Fallout 76 could have ranked even higher on the November chart, despite receiving a ton of negative attention at launch.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! ranked fifth on the list, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! ranked sixth. Nintendo doesn’t disclose digital sales, so that combined with the fact that the NPD rates both titles separately could mean that the new Pokémon title could have rated much higher.

The only other debut title that ranked in the NPD’s November top ten was Spyro Reignited Trilogy, which topped every other Spyro title’s launch-month sales combined (not counting the Skylanders spin-off). Spyro came in ninth. NBA 2K19 and Madden NFL 19 beat it out in seventh and eighth respectively, and FIFA 19 rounded out the top 10.

One title that’s conspicuously missing from the NPD’s November report is Hitman 2, which didn’t even crack the top 20 even after eschewing its predecessor’s episodic release strategy.

Overall, software sales totaled $1 billion in November 2018. That’s still 15 percent less than November 2017’s total, but the NPD attributes this decrease in sales to Black Ops 4 shifting its release date to October.

Hardware continued to sell well in November 2018. In fact, the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch sold more than 1.3 million units each, with the Switch claiming the top spot. This is the first time that three consoles have achieved this feat in a single month since November 2010, with total hardware sales hitting $1.18 billion.

Here’s a complete list of the top 20 best-selling games in the U.S. in November 2018:

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  3. Battlefield V
  4. Fallout 76
  5. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
  6. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
  7. NBA 2K19
  8. Madden NFL 19
  9. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  10. FIFA 19
  11. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  12. Super Mario Party
  13. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  14. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  15. WWE 2K19
  16. God of War
  17. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  18. Just Dance 2019
  19. Grand Theft Auto V
  20. Forza Horizon 4

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Source: GameSpot


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Red Dead Redemption 2 outsold Black Ops 4 in November, NPD says

Red Dead Redemption 2 beats out the year's best-selling game for its moment in the sun.

By Michael Goroff | 12/19/2018 11:30 AM PT

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The November 2018 NPD Report has arrived, revealing that Red Dead Redemption 2 was the best-selling game in the U.S. last month.

Metacritic’s highest-rated game of 2018 has already outsold its predecessor by 40 percent in the less than two months since it’s launched, leading it to beat out the best-selling game of 2018 so far, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. It’s a little bit of revenge for Red Dead, which came in second the previous month to Black Ops 4.

Battlefield V came in third, and Fallout 76 followed that in fourth place. On top of that, Bethesda doesn’t report digital sales to the NPD, meaning it’s possible that Fallout 76 could have ranked even higher on the November chart, despite receiving a ton of negative attention at launch.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! ranked fifth on the list, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! ranked sixth. Nintendo doesn’t disclose digital sales, so that combined with the fact that the NPD rates both titles separately could mean that the new Pokémon title could have rated much higher.

The only other debut title that ranked in the NPD’s November top ten was Spyro Reignited Trilogy, which topped every other Spyro title’s launch-month sales combined (not counting the Skylanders spin-off). Spyro came in ninth. NBA 2K19 and Madden NFL 19 beat it out in seventh and eighth respectively, and FIFA 19 rounded out the top 10.

One title that’s conspicuously missing from the NPD’s November report is Hitman 2, which didn’t even crack the top 20 even after eschewing its predecessor’s episodic release strategy.

Overall, software sales totaled $1 billion in November 2018. That’s still 15 percent less than November 2017’s total, but the NPD attributes this decrease in sales to Black Ops 4 shifting its release date to October.

Hardware continued to sell well in November 2018. In fact, the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch sold more than 1.3 million units each, with the Switch claiming the top spot. This is the first time that three consoles have achieved this feat in a single month since November 2010, with total hardware sales hitting $1.18 billion.

Here’s a complete list of the top 20 best-selling games in the U.S. in November 2018:

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  3. Battlefield V
  4. Fallout 76
  5. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
  6. Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!
  7. NBA 2K19
  8. Madden NFL 19
  9. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  10. FIFA 19
  11. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  12. Super Mario Party
  13. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  14. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  15. WWE 2K19
  16. God of War
  17. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  18. Just Dance 2019
  19. Grand Theft Auto V
  20. Forza Horizon 4

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.