What you need to know
- The NPD group shares monthly data for the best-selling games of the month in the U.S.
- According to the December 2021 NPD report, Call of Duty: Vanguard and Halo Infinite were the first and second best-selling games of the month.
- The Nintendo Switch and PS5 tied in terms of dollar sales for the best-selling console of the month.
The NPD group shared the results for December 2021 and the year of 2021 as a whole, per NPD analyst Mat Piscatella. Much like in November 2021, the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in terms of units sold. Amazingly enough, in terms of dollar sales, the Nintendo Switch and PS5 were tied for the month.
December 2021 NPD: Here are the top 20 games sold in the U.S.
- Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Halo Infinite
- Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl*
- Madden NFL 22
- Battlefield 2042
- Mario Kart 8
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Mario Party Superstars*
- NBA 2K22*
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- FIFA 22
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
- Far Cry 6
- Just Dance 2022
- Forza Horizon 5
- Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
- Ghost of Tsushima
- Super Mario 3D World*
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
That's all for this month's results!
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With 25 million Game Pass subs, I wonder how much of that ate into the Halo figures?
Two Microsoft games 1 and 2!
Someone like to explain how two FREE TO PLAY games are #1 and #2 in the Game SALES chart? There is no SALE when people download and play these games, only when they make in-game purchases.
Halo Infinite (campaign) costs US$60 (Also available on Game Pass, so it's even more impressive that it's #2)
> "The Xbox Series X|S was the second best-selling console, while PS5 came in third. The Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5 were essentially tied in terms of dollar sales." That the PS5 and Switch being tied in dollar sales despite the Xbox selling more than PS5 - illustrates how well the Series S is selling (Keeping in mind the Switch has 3 models out there: Switch Lite for US$199, regular Switch for US$299, and the OLED model for US$349. All 3 cost less than the PS5, but the OLED model costs more than the Series S)
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