The latest video game software and hardware charts are now in from the United States for the month of January 2021 via sales tracking team the NPD Group. The Nintendo Switch proved to be the best-selling hardware platform in units sold for the month of January and the PlayStation 5 was the best-selling hardware platform in dollars sold. Overall video game hardware sales were 144% higher than January 2020. On the software side of things Animal Crossing: New Horizons proved once again to be a sales beast as it regained strength and jumped into the top five for the first time since July 2020. Here’s the charts:
“Animal Crossing: New Horizons ranked as January’s fifth best-selling title. This is the first time it has ranked among the top 5 best-selling games of the month since ranking fifth in July 2020. Animal Crossing: New Horizons repeated as the month’s best-selling title on Nintendo Switch.”
Matt Piscatella, NPD Group
January 2021 NPD: The top 20 best-selling games of the month in the U.S.
RankLast Month RankJanuary 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 salesPublisher11Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold WarActivision Blizzard (Corp)23Assassin’s Creed: ValhallaUbisoft34Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony (Corp)45Madden NFL 21Electronic Arts56Animal Crossing: New Horizons*Nintendo67Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*Nintendo719Ring Fit AdventureNintendo826Call of Duty: Modern WarfareActivision Blizzard (Corp)911Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*Nintendo108NBA 2K21*Take-Two Interactive (Corp)* Digital sales not included
January 2021 NPD: Top 10 best-selling Nintendo platform games
RankLast Month RankJanuary 2021 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar salesPublisher11Animal Crossing: New Horizons*Nintendo22Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*Nintendo311Ring Fit AdventureNintendo44Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*Nintendo53Super Mario 3D All-Stars*Nintendo69The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*Nintendo76Just Dance 2021Ubisoft810Super Mario Party*Nintendo97New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*Nintendo108Super Mario Odyssey*Nintendo* Digital sales not included
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