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U.S: Here’s the NPD sales results for 2019 & the 2010s

The first NPD monthly report of the year also comes with an annual report. This year is a new decade, however, so some sales chart data has been shared for this as well. The entire decade was nothing but success for the Call of Duty franchise. What may surprise you is that there are a couple of Nintendo games that sold very well in the 2010s. One of them is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which charted at #19 despite releasing late in the decade, in 2017. The other was Mario Kart 8, which originally released on the Wii U, then saw massive success on the Switch.

As for the past year, multiple Nintendo games made it to the year’s top 20 overall chart, including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which charted the highest at #7. Luigi’s Mansion 3, despite having only 2 months to sell, did so well that it managed to chart at #18. Meanwhile, Pokemon Sword and Shield had even less time to make the year-end chart, and Pokemon Sword was able to achieve this by making it to #16. Here’s the chart data:

Top 20 best-selling games from 2010 through 2019 in the U.S.

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  4. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  6. Call Of Duty: Ghosts
  7. Red Dead Redemption II
  8. Call of Duty: WWII
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  10. Minecraft
  11. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  13. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  14. Mario Kart 8
  15. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  16. Battlefield 1
  17. Battlefield 4
  18. Destiny
  19. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  20. Star Wars Battlefront 2015

The best-selling games of 2019

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Borderlands 3
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  8. Kingdom Hearts III
  9. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  10. Mario Kart 8
  11. Grand Theft Auto V
  12. Red Dead Redemption II
  13. Minecraft
  14. FIFA 20
  15. Anthem
  16. Pokemon Sword
  17. Resident Evil 2 2019
  18. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  19. Days Gone
  20. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Nintendo Switch’s best-selling games of 2019

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  2. Mario Kart 8*
  3. Pokemon Sword*
  4. Luigi’s Mansion 3*
  5. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Pokemon Shield*
  8. Super Mario Maker 2*
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening*
  10. Super Mario Party*

Nintendo 3DS’s best-selling games of 2019

  1. Pokemon: Ultra Sun*
  2. Pokemon: Ultra Moon*
  3. Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
  4. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey*
  5. Super Mario Maker*
  6. Super Smash Bros.*
  7. Mario Kart 7*
  8. Super Mario 3D Land*
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D*
  10. Luigi’s Mansion*

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    1. Why do you think PlayStation All-Stars failed. On top of the fact the gameplay was tedious and slower than Brawl, all of Sony First/Sexond Party characters are at most B tier mascots. It didn’t help that Nathan Drake/Kratos were less known at the time. Plus, people didn’t really realize which PS1 games where actually 3rd party and so Sony had trouble getting the rights to the Childhood Nostalgia characters (mainly Crash/Spyro).

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