Top 20 Best-Selling Games In The US For November 2017

Call of Duty leads the way.

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November was a big month for new video game releases, but which sold the best? The NPD Group today released its report covering game sales in the US, revealing that the perennial powerhouse franchise, Call of Duty, was No. 1 again with Call of Duty: WWII. Rounding out the top five were Star Wars: Battlefront II, Assassin's Creed: Origins, NBA 2K18, and Madden NFL 18.

After just one month, Call of Duty: WWII is now the best-selling game of 2017 and the top-seller for the rolling 12-month period ended November 2017. The game drove the most revenue for any Call of Duty since the massively successful Call of Duty: Black Ops II in 2012. This kind of success was expected, given that Activision already said Call of Duty: WWII sales doubled that of the underperforming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at launch.

Also of note is that the controversy surrounding Star Wars: Battlefront II didn't keep people away, or at least not enough to push the game further down the chart. It was never going to surpass Call of Duty: WWII, so a No. 2 finish for the month was the best EA could have realistically hoped for. The NPD Group also noted that the month's No. 3 game, Assassin's Creed: Origins, made more money than any other Assassin's Creed game since 2013's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Another takeaway from the November 2017 report was that racing game sales tripled year-over-year, while the Shooter (+30 percent) and Sports Games (+26 percent) also showed impressive growth compared to last year. Overall, total dollar sales for games in November reached $1.2 billion for November, which is up 19 percent. For the full year, spending on games now stands at $5.4 billion, which is up 6 percent.

In terms of hardware, the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console of the month in terms of units sales though the Xbox One made the most in terms of dollar sales.

November 2017 Top 20 All Platforms

*Titles marked with an asterisk do not include digital sales*

  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. Pokemon Ultra Sun
  11. Pokemon 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

November 2017 Top 10 Xbox One Games

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  3. Assassin's Creed: Origins
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. Madden NFL 18
  6. FIFA 18
  7. Need for Speed: Payback
  8. Destiny 2
  9. Forza Motorsport 7
  10. Middle-earth: Shadow of War

November 2017 Top 10 PS4 Games

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  3. Assassin's Creed: Origins
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. Madden NFL 18
  6. FIFA 18
  7. Need for Speed: Payback
  8. Destiny 2
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus*

November 2017 Top 10 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*
  9. Pokken Tournament DX*
  10. Just Dance 2018*

November 2017 Top 10 3DS Games

  1. Pokemon Ultra Sun
  2. Pokemon Ultra Moon
  3. Pokemon 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

Top 10 Selling Games of 2017

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Destiny 2*
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. 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

Top 10 Selling Games for the 12-Month Period

  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. Ghost Recon Wildlands
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. Final Fantasy XV

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ocinom

Idiots still bought Star Wars Battlefront 2?

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Goku_Black96666

@7tizz: dude plzzz change your pic it is soooo cringy

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CoD number 1, Battlefront II number 2, AC number 3 while Wolfenstein II and SP:TFbW are so low... *sigh

People dont ever learn. Then they complaint about shaddy practices and about SP games dying...

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juninhotorres

it's downright embarrasing to see Battlefront 2 in those lists. guess the loot box thing is a good business after all.

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@juninhotorres: Good news is it's still WAY down on sales from the previous game. So the game sales have been hurt despite its place in the rankings.

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nyran125tk

Gta 5 being still in the top 20 just blows my mind. Are people buying it 3 times over or something? On every platform?

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EdwardNygma

Hopefully Battlefront 2 drops off the charts for December and forever. Such a corrupt "game".

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RCampopiano

Wow no exclusives in top ten PS4 and only Forza for the One. Good thing we all cry for exclusives

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Creepywelps

@rcampopiano: That's because ps4 exclusives came out early in the year. They didn't wait until fall.

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bentleyj10

@creepywelps: what about Knack 2 and GT Sport and what about the millions of new PS4 owners over the last couple months? What are they buying?

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Creepywelps

@bentleyj10: Well knack 2 is the clear goty baybee. And isn't gts over a million physical copies sold already?

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bentleyj10

@creepywelps: maybe and maybe. Only real point was they had games release in the fall :/. Next irrelevant comment please...

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Creepywelps

@bentleyj10: Knack 2 was Sept. 5th... That's still summer. You're actually stupid. Next irrelevant question please...

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bentleyj10

@creepywelps: i think you should have said next irrelevant comment since i didnt ask a question that time. And September is fall you dolt...really I'm stupid? lol. Two mistakes in one comment...

https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/aboutseasons.html

That should help you understand how the world works little boy.

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Creepywelps

@bentleyj10: "what about Knack 2 and GT Sport and what about the millions of new PS4 owners over the last couple months? What are they buying?"

Those look like questions to me... You're the dumbest person on Earth. You should feel terrible.

Btw, fall started Sept 22.

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bentleyj10

@creepywelps: see again not reading...i said my last comment wasnt a question. The original post was but in the context of your comment to my second post, it was not. Also I'm guessing you didn't click the link where it clearly says Fall or Autumn as it's properly called starts Sept 1st.

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Creepywelps

@bentleyj10: http://www.letmegooglethat.com/?q=Start+of+fall

You're actually an idiot.

And your stupid questions that you asked were what started all this, so stop trying to argue semantics.

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bentleyj10

@creepywelps: actually no...Im guessing you still didnt click my link...sigh. That is the astronomical start date on its calender. The meteorological start date is Sept 1st...and is more accurate....sorry.

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Creepywelps

@bentleyj10: Lmao, you're wrong, but believe what you want. Are we done here or do you want to keep this nonsense going?

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bentleyj10

@creepywelps: i mean you're wrong but yeah, ok...byeee. I'll just remember in the future not to take you seriously.

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Creepywelps

@bentleyj10: sure man, just put me on ignore and forget I exist. ok byeeee, you're still wrong. I really don't take Xbox fanboys like you serious anyways.

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EdwardNygma

@bentleyj10: Seriously Knack 2? We have so many incredible PS4 exclusives this year and that is what we are focused on?

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bentleyj10

@edwardnygma: I was just letting him know there were exclusives released in the fall...sheeshhhh! 😛

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Pawkie07

After all of that protesting so many still went out and bought battlefront 2 smh. While still not enough to get it top 10 in 12month period. It still came out to #2 of the month.

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MJ12-Conspiracy

I bought Wolfenstein 2 but have yet to get that into it......

Battlefront 2 has no right being that close to the top FFS, WTF is wrong with people???

and COD number 1 again??? seriously WTF is wrong you you???

at least BF2 isn't number 1, I guess that's the silver lining??? we need a good brawler or something, something cool to come in grab everyone and sell so much that it topples the shooter BS yeah??

FFS games industry you morons have ruined so many things that i;m friggin excited for a lame graffiti game [Concrete genie, I don't really think it's lame] and I'm looking at Detroit thinking I need this....and I FRACKING SPENT ALL YEAR PLAYING A MMO......I barely bought and AAA games, I played STO or Neverwinter, Injustice 2 I played way more than Andromeda

think about it. we need a massive shakeup and we need it ASAP stuff like BF2 do not deserve to succeed, not when it;s designed to take advantage of gamers......or is host to a pretty fracking weak story when you think about it....

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sakaiXx

Well, somehow I am happy CoD is selling better than battlefront 2...

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martintule24

I hate that star wars bf 2 is selling well, I want them to fail.

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TiringPillow

I own four of the top five. Glad I can contribute to the success of some great titles.

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@tiringpillow: The top 5 is terrible so congrats for contributing for mediocrity. This is what this industry needs...

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TiringPillow

@Vatusus: That's just your opinion. But thanks for the congratulations though :)