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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the Best-Selling Game in the US in 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the Best-Selling Game in the US in 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 January 2020 / 3,039 Views

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was the best-selling in the US in 2019, followed by two sports titles, NBA 2K20 and Madden NFL 20, according to NPD.

Overall spending on gaming in the US dropped 13 percent in 2019 when compared to 2018 to $14.58 billion. This figure includes hardware, full-game software, accessories, and game cards.

Software sales fell nine percent from $7.2 billion to $6.6 billion. Hardware revenue declined 22 percent from $5 billion to $3.9 billion. Accessories and game cards sales dropped seven percent from $4.4 billion to $4.1 billion. 

"Annual dollar software sales dropped 9 percent to $6.6 billion," said NPD analyst Mat Piscatella. "Declines were experienced across all platforms in December, while Switch was the only platform with gains for the year."


Read the complete charts from NPD below:

  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

2019’s top 10 best-selling Xbox One games

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. Madden NFL 20
  3. NBA 2K20
  4. Borderlands 3
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  6. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. Anthem
  9. Red Dead Redemption II
  10. Grand Theft Auto V

2019’s top 10 best-selling PlayStation 4 games

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Mortal Kombat 11
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  6. Borderlands 3
  7. Kingdom Hearts III
  8. Days Gone
  9. MLB 19: The Show
  10. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

2019’s top 10 best-selling Nintendo Switch games

  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*

2019’s top 10 best-selling Nintendo 3DS games

  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*
Thanks VentureBeat.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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5 Comments

TopCat8 (on 17 January 2020)

It's easy to see why Switch isn't considered a competitor to the other consoles. Exclusive software makes all the difference.


Radek (on 17 January 2020)

US has trash taste. COD then Casino simulator NBA 2K20, Madden and Borderlands 2.5 Bleeh


Replicant (on 17 January 2020)

Borderlands 3 (or 2.5 as you call it) is a lot of fun though.


  • +1
kazuyamishima (on 20 January 2020)

Have you play any of the games you mentioned?


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alan95 (on 17 January 2020)

so nintendo games don't have digital sales included?