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U.S: Here’s The NPD Sales Results For November 2017

Another month of data from the NPD has just come in. November saw the release of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon and another successful month for Nintendo. Both games were able to chart very well, and Super Mario Odyssey was able to maintain a high presence on the overall chart. According to the NPD, “the video game industry was booming last month as holiday spending kicked in. Spending was up across the board, totaling $2.68 billion and up 30 percent over November 2016”. All of the NPD’s chart data can be seen down below.


  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. Pokémon: Ultra Sun*
  11. Pokémon: 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*
  17. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus*
  18. South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  19. WWE 2K18
  20. Just Dance 2018

* No digital sales
** No sales

Nintendo Switch*

  1. Super Mario Odyssey
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  5. Splatoon 2
  6. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  7. Sonic Forces
  8. Doom 2016
  9. Pokken Tournament DX
  10. Just Dance 2018

Nintendo 3DS*

  1. Pokémon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokémon: Ultra Moon
  3. Pokémon: Ultra Sun & Moon Dual Pack
  4. Super Mario Maker
  5. Super Smash Bros.
  6. Mario Party: The Top 100
  7. Minecraft
  8. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
  9. Mario Kart 7
  10. Pokemon: Sun
The best-selling games of 2017 so far

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Destiny 2**
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. For Honor
  9. Injustice 2
  10. Horizon Zero Dawn

The best-selling games over the last 12 months

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Destiny 2**
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  7. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. Final Fantasy XV



    1. It’s very encouraging both titles are on the list. Hopefully, the digital sales are just as impressive. I bought Skyrim and Doom digitally.

      1. It wouldn’t be. A Metroid game is a Metroid game. They’re generally great games, and fans of the franchise get excited about them; but they simply don’t connect with the general populace and, as a result, don’t sell as well as they deserve to.

            1. Are you joking? I heavily prefer Sprite style which this dude nailed it with flying colors with additional models and animations never seen before but SR low res polygons just doesn’t look right or completed for that matter. And at 30FPS on the New 3DS no less, is disgusting. Plus SR models not only are rehashed A LOT but don’t even look as impressive, almost like N64 graphics. The fucking DS can run this game at this quality no problem. I would expect more on a hardware with GameCube-like power and quality. Look at RE: Revelations from 2012. That shit blew me away on how potentially powerful the 3DS can be and it was made on an older version of the console. Smash Bros. 3DS, Mario 3D Land, even Yoshi’s Wooly World port manages to impress me more on the visual/framerate department. Believe me, sprite art for 2D Metroid fits better than this obviously hasted 2.5D cash grab that repeats enemies models more often than Sonic.

              1. I don’t care what you personally prefer. That’s not the point here. This is a Metroid game. The series simply isn’t known for selling a lot. Even Metroid Prime, which is currently the best-selling Metroid game and I’m sure you’d agree was a great game, was unable to sell even 3 million copies. Your precious AM2R wouldn’t have suddenly convinced millions of non-fans to suddenly get excited about the franchise.

                On the subject of Samus Returns, why don’t you try looking beyond resolution and framerate? The gameplay is fast and fluid. Samus has greater range of motion and fire than in any other game before it. The environments and music are beautiful, and the 3D effect in that game adds much more quality to the environments than any other 3ds game.

                1. For one, Metroid Prime sold more than 3 million. That sounds like a US sales figure than global. Second, AM2R did reinvigorate the passion for Metroid since that Chibi garbage was despised as well as Nintendo C&D AM2R for it, why you think there were so many protesting about it? Otherwise, that Chibi Force shit would’ve sold past 100,000 copies GLOBALLY which is didn’t and didn’t even come close.

                  Fast and Fluid gameplay…in Samus Returns? lol Sorry but I consider Metroid Fusion/Zero Mission, even 1994 Super Metroid with dated controls/movement to be more fluid than that. Greater motion And range? lol I’m sorry. I was thinking of the static 360 aiming when you said that bullshit. lol Hey, wouldn’t it be a smarter idea to use the second snub for an analog stick to aim in 360 direction while moving with the other? No? That’s why I consider Nintendo rushing this shit because the aesthetics are underwhelming due to having unrealistic colorful, blocky environment design, the controls are somewhat lacking (like the inability to aim/360 while moving) or mapping button commands, the enemies repeat too often, there’s only ONE NEW BOSS/ENEMY IN THE ENTIRE GAME! AM2R introduced and changed a hell of a lot more than just some pixels. Hell, I barely even remember a single soundtrack or two in Samus Returns.

                  If you’re gonna praise it’s visuals, look at Resident Evil Revelations, Yoshi Wooly World port, Super SF4 3D and Mario 3D Land. All of those games manage to look more impressive than that blocky headache that makes some models hard to spot. Samus model, although better than Chibi Force…A LOT BETTER, but that’s all I can say because her model is just so DS-ish, as if that game was meant to be that Metroid Dread I heard about years ago.

                  1. Find me a source that shows Prime sold more than 3 million copies, because honestly, I can’t. AM2R may have reinvigorated passion in Metroid fans, as in those who were already fans of the franchise. It didn’t create new fans of the franchise, and wouldn’t have done much if it was officially licensed.

                    If you didn’t find the gameplay in SR fast and fluid then I don’t know what to tell you. From the beginning I was capable of running through the environment, killing enemies without getting hung up for a second. I’ll agree with you on the nub. It would’ve been better if they implemented it for 360 aiming; but even when I stopped to use the 360 aim, I never had to stop for more than a couple seconds. Even using the counter attack didn’t slow me down in that game.

                    As for the 360 aiming in general, is there another 2d metroid that lets you do that? Does AM2R let you do that? It’s a brand new feature in 2D Metroid. Is it perfect? No, but it is the first time the system was implemented and because of it, Samus’s range of fire in this game is in fact greater than in any other 2D game. Is that wrong?

                    There’s so much more I can say, but frankly I don’t have the time. Honestly, most of what you said sounds like you formed an opinion of this game before playing it and didn’t give it a fair chance as a result.

  1. Disgusting to see NOT BF2 on top 2. Makes me sick to see even after the whole illegal gambling micrtransaction nonsense. And also, I don’t see Metroid Samus Returns on the list anymore. Kinda wish it was AM2R instead now Nintendo?

    Lastly, I wanna give Skyrim Switch a shot but I wanna get some interesting mods from the PC like Krystal.

        1. Except it didn’t, mostly. Did you even compare the sprites between AM2R and Zero Mission? They don’t even remotely look identical and please don’t tell yourself and me that you saw those animations and effects before because they’re weren’t around, not even in Super Metroid.

  2. Assassin’s Creed Origins in 3rd place. :D

    Super Mario Odyssey would probably be higher if NoA gave out the bloody digital sales.

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