Tracking video game releases can be challenging, with several platforms and many markets to account for worldwide. With the rise of digital downloads challenging physical retailers too, market research firms like The NPD Group are among the few with trusted data-tracking on industry sales.
The NPD Group's Mat Piscatella has shared data on lifetime Xbox One software sales, providing a reputable insight into the best-selling Xbox One games in the U.S. This accounts for both physical and digital sales from major firms, aside from Bethesda Softworks, who hasn't joined NPD's Digital Panel of publishers. Furthermore, this data fails to account for sales beyond September 2018, with major releases like Red Dead Redemption 2 excluded.
List of Xbox One best-selling games of all time
These are the Xbox One's best-selling games ever, as of late 2018.
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Call of Duty: WWII
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Battlefield 1
- Star Wars Battlefront (2015)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Destiny 2
- Fallout 4 (Physical only)
While The NPD Group doesn't track beyond on U.S. sales, this still provides a rough indication of global trends. Topping the charts regularly five years since launch, Grand Theft Auto V's presence at the top spot comes as no surprise. Activision's Call of Duty first-person shooter franchise still dominates the industry too, securing four places among the best. And while exclusive in-house Microsoft titles are historically failing to gain traction, the Halo franchise still sells big on Xbox One.
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