Join Destructoid at Toronto's biggest gaming convention.

Buy Tickets
                 
dark        

To the surprise of nobody, Call of Duty: WWII is the best-selling game of 2017

0

GTA V continues to go strong

If you would have asked me at the beginning of 2017 what I thought the best-selling game of that year would be, I would have said, "Whatever the Call of Duty game is." Why? That's easy. Since 2014, the best-selling game of every year in the US has been a Call of Duty title. From Advanced Warfare to 2016's good-but-not-great Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty is nigh unbeatable. Hell, Call of Duty has dominated the top spot at the end of the year charts since 2009, only giving up the throne once in 2013 to Grand Theft Auto V.

Yes, Call of Duty: WWII 2017' s best seller despite facing such other platinum sellers as Destiny 2 and an incredibly strong NBA 2K18.

Here are the top 10 best selling games of 2017 in the US according to the NPD Group:

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. NBA 2K18
  3. Destiny 2
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  8. Star Wars Battlefront II
  9. Super Mario Odyssey
  10. Mario Kart 8

It should be noted the NPD Group does not account for digital sales of Nintendo game nor digital PC sales.

It's not an entirely surprising end of the year list, dominated by multi-platform releases that no doubt edged console exclusives like Horizon Zero Dawn out of the top 10. 2018 is sure to be an interesting one, with a bucketload of big PS4 exclusives and multi-platform games set to hit. I'm most interested to see if Red Dead Redemption 2 will finally get people to stop buying GTA V.

US games market up 11% in 2017 - NPD [Gameindustry.biz]


You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
CJ Andriessen
CJ AndriessenFeatures Editor   gamer profile

Just what the internet needs: yet another white guy writing about video games. Also, I backed that Bloodstained game. more + disclosures


 



Also on destructoid: Call of Duty: WWII   (42)   From our database:

  • Call of Duty WWII Zombies continues with The Darkest Shore - Chris Moyse
  • Dataminer leaks footage of Call of Duty WWII weapons and modes - Chris Moyse
  • Europe gets a free PS Plus weekend ahead of Battlefront II launch - Peter Glagowski
  • Call of Duty: WWII players have mistakenly been earning double XP since launch - Rich Meister
  • Review: Call of Duty: WWII - Chris Moyse
  • Review In Progress: Call of Duty: WWII - Chris Moyse
  • Best Call of Duty: WWII deals for PC and consoles up to 19% off - Dealzon
  • Call of Duty: WWII airdrops your loot boxes for all to see - Jordan Devore
  • Classic Carentan map returns in Call of Duty: WWII trailer - Chris Moyse
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Activision #Call of Duty #DLC #PC #PS4 #Sledgehammer Games #trailer #video #Xbox One #YouTube

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •