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US: NPD sales in August 2021 – Switch was best selling console, Madden NFL 22 No.1 game

The NPD video games sales results for the month of August 2021 came in recently which covers sales for the entirety of the United States. The Nintendo Switch family of systems was once again the best-selling video game system, while the newer PlayStation 5 was top for dollar sales, though it is still facing stock shortages. On the software side of things the best-selling video game for the month of August was Madden NFL 22 followed by Ghost of Tsushima, which recently received a directors cut for the PlayStation 5.

“Nintendo Switch was the top-selling console in terms of systems sold during the month of August. The more expensive PlayStation 5, however, came out No. 1 for dollar sales.”

VentureBeat.com

August 2021 NPD: The top 20 best-selling games of the month in the United States

NPD tracks physical sales at retailers, but it also gets digital data directly from publishers. Not every company participates. For example, Nintendo doesn’t share its first-party sales, and Activision Blizzard does not provide its Battle.net sales.

RankLast Month RankAugust 2021 Top 20 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital from the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar salesPublisher
1NEWMadden NFL 22Electronic Arts
2110Ghost of TsushimaSony (Corp)
32Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold WarActivision Blizzard (Corp)
4NEWHumankindSega
58Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony (Corp)
64Mario Kart 8*Nintendo
71The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword*Nintendo
85MinecraftMultiple Video Game Manufacturers
920Assassin’s Creed: ValhallaUbisoft
107MLB: The Show 21^Sony (Corp)
1110Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*Nintendo
129Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)Activision Blizzard (Corp)
1311Ratchet & Clank: Rift ApartSony (Corp)
1412Animal Crossing: New Horizons*Nintendo
1518Pokemon: Sword/Shield*Nintendo
1615Mortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive
1714Super Mario 3D World*Nintendo
1817The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*Nintendo
196Mario Golf: Super Rush*Nintendo
2023Super Mario Party*Nintendo
* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox Digital sales not included

Top 10 best-selling games of the last 12 months

RankLast Month Rank12 Months Ending August 2021 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital from the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar salesPublisher
11Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold WarActivision Blizzard (Corp)
23Assassin’s Creed: ValhallaUbisoft
32Madden NFL 21Electronic Arts
44Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony (Corp)
55Super Mario 3D All-Stars*Nintendo
67NBA 2K21*Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
78Marvel’s AvengersSquare Enix Inc (Corp)
86Animal Crossing: New Horizons*Nintendo
99Mario Kart 8*Nintendo
1010FIFA 21Electronic Arts
* Digital sales not included

August 2021 NPD: Top 10 best-selling Nintendo games in the U.S.

RankLast Month RankAugust 2021 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar salesPublisher
13Mario Kart 8*Nintendo
21The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword*Nintendo
35Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*Nintendo
46Animal Crossing: New Horizons*Nintendo
59Pokémon: Sword/Shield*Nintendo
67Super Mario 3D World*Nintendo
78The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*Nintendo
84Mario Golf: Super Rush*Nintendo
910Super Mario Party*Nintendo
1011Minecraft*Nintendo
* Digital sales not included

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6 comments

  1. M….Ma……Madden? (o _ O)
    Ugh! I’ll never understnd it. I never will. Same way I’ll never understand FIFA.

    1. It’s not that surprising for a sports game to be in the top spot, but I’ll always be puzzled by sports’ popularity. To me it’s about as entertaining as watching paint dry.

  2. I’m really am glad the Switch is still selling hot, with an old 7 year old Tegra 1 Chip says a lot.

    If other competitors never upgraded from a 7 year old chip, their sells would be shot!!!

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