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Top 10 Best-Selling US Games Of November Revealed, As Switch Outsells PS4 And Xbox One Again

Call of Duty and Nintendo Switch dominated November.


The best-selling games and hardware for November 2019 in the United States have been revealed, and there are no surprises. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare continues to dominate while the Nintendo Switch remains the best-selling console of the month and the year.

The NPD report for November confirms Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as the best-selling game of the month, a position it has held since launch in October. It is 2019's best-selling title, and also the best-selling game of the trailing 12-month period ending in November.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launched in November, and it finished the month second behind Modern Warfare. After its first month on sale, Fallen Order rocketed up the charts to become the ninth best-selling game of 2019. Its first-month sales are the second-best in Star Wars history, only behind 2015's Star Wars: Battlefront. Also of note is that Fallen Order represents the best launch-month for any game from Respawn in terms of dollar sales.

Pokemon Sword and Shield also debuted in November, and they finished No. 3 and No. 5 on the best-seller charts. The Double Pack, which contains both games, finished at No. 4. If all versions of the game were combined, Sword and Shield would have actually finished No. 2 during November.

"These titles combine to achieve the highest launch month dollar sales of any Pokemon release in U.S. history, topping the previous launch month high set by Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon," NPD said.

Digital sales for Nintendo games are not tracked by NPD, so Sword and Shield might have charted higher if this was the case.

Another November release, Hideo Kojima's timed PlayStation 4-exclusive Death Stranding, finished No. 7 during its launch month. The game launches on PC in 2020.

Also of note for November was that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate became the best-selling fighting game of all time in the United States. It surpassed Super Smash Bros. Brawl to set the new record.

Total spending on video game software in November fell 13 percent to $926 million.

Moving to hardware, the Switch repeated as the month's best-selling console, and it continues to be the best-selling system of 2019. The PS4 and Xbox One are entering the end of their lifecycles, so it's no surprise they are slowing down in sales as players look forward to the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett in 2020.

Total spending on hardware in November fell 26 percent to $891 million. With hardware, software, and accessories combined, total spending on video games in the US during November reached $2.3 billion, which is down 19 percent.

Best-Selling Games Of November 2019 (US)

All Platforms

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order^
  3. Pokemon Sword*
  4. Pokemon Sword and Shield Double Pack*
  5. Pokemon Shield*
  6. Madden NFL 20
  7. Death Stranding
  8. NBA 2K20
  9. Need for Speed: Heat
  10. Luigi's Mansion 3*

2019 Year-To-Date All Platforms

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Borderlands 3
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Kingdom Hearts III
  7. The Division 2
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  9. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order^
  10. Anthem

12 Months Ending November 2019 All Platforms

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  3. NBA 2K20
  4. Madden NFL 20
  5. Red Dead Redemption II
  6. Borderlands 3
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  9. Kingdom Hearts 3
  10. The Division 2

November 2019 PS4

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  3. Death Stranding
  4. Madden NFL 20
  5. Need for Speed: Heat
  6. NBA 2K20
  7. FIFA 20
  8. The Outer Worlds
  9. Spider-Man
  10. Borderlands 3

November 2019 Xbox One

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. NBA 2K20
  5. Need for Speed: Heat
  6. FIFA 20
  7. Borderlands 3
  8. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  9. Red Dead Redemption 2
  10. The Outer Worlds

November 2019 Nintendo Switch

  1. Pokemon Sword*
  2. Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Double Pack*
  3. Pokemon Shield*
  4. Luigi's Mansion 3*
  5. Mario Kart 8*
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  8. Just Dance 2020
  9. Ring Fit Adventure*
  10. Super Mario Odyssey*

*Digital sales not included

^Steam sales not included

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