Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare has topped the NPD charts as the best-selling game of May 2020. It follows two months of being beaten to the top spot by Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and the reimagined Final Fantasy VII Remake.
NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella revealed the news via a Twitter post. Behind Modern Warfare came Grand Theft Auto V, (a game still selling copies a staggering seven years since its release), Animal Crossing: New Horizons, NBA 2K20, and Mortal Kombat 11.
For the entire month, spending was tracked across video game hardware and software, accessories, as well as game cards. All in all, it totaled an eye-watering $922 million.
MAY 2020 US NPD THREAD – May 2020 tracked spending across Video Game Hardware, Software, Accessories and Game Cards totaled $977 million, 52 percent higher when compared to a year ago. This is the highest tracked spend for a May month since the $1.2 billion achieved in May 2008. pic.twitter.com/QesaUYu288
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) June 12, 2020
As a result, it saw a 52% increase year-over-year. It also meant it became the highest May on record since 2008, amassing a total of $1.2 billion.
In comparison, April 2020’s spending reached $1.5 billion. At the time, Final Fantasy VII led the chart. Currently, Final Fantasy VII has dropped down to #8.
Plus, no new releases were able to break into the top ten for the best-selling game this month. Despite this, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Minecraft Dungeons, and Saints Row: The Third Remastered all reached 14, 15, and 16, respectively.
Listed below is a breakdown of May 2020’s best-selling games.
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
2. Grand Theft Auto V
3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
4. NBA 2K20
5. Mortal Kombat 11
6. Red Dead Redemption 2
8. Final Fantasy VII Remake
9. Assassins’ Creed Odyssey
10. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
11. Madden NFL 20
12. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
13. Need for Speed: Heat
14. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
15. Minecraft Dungeons
16. Saints Row: The Third Remastered
17. MLB The Show 20
18. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
19. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
20. FIFA 20
Recently, the patch notes for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone were released. The fourth season was delayed in light of the recent Black Lives Matter protests until it was green-lighted to go live yesterday.
The update is a hefty one, in terms of size, yet due to the way the files are compressed, the update will only eat up 4 GB of space. For the full details of the update sizes, head on over to the link here.