Top 20 Best Selling Games of September 2020 (USA)

17 October 2020
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What were the Top 20 best selling games in September 2020 in the United States?

The newest NPD numbers are in, and so are the top lists of the highest selling game systems and games (by revenue) for last month in America. Including both retail and most digital sales & revenue numbers.

Here is the full Top 20 games of September 2020:

  1. Marvel’s Avengers (NEW)
  2. Super Mario 3D All-Stars* (NEW)
  3. Madden NFL 21
  4. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 (NEW)
  5. NBA 2K21* (NEW)
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  7. Crusader Kings III (NEW)
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  9. Star Wars: Squadrons
  10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  11. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (NEW)
  12. Ghost of Tsushima
  13. Ring Fit Adventure
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  15. UFC 4
  16. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  17. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  18. Super Mario Odyssey*
  19. Mortal Kombat 11
  20. Super Mario Party*

* No digital sales included.

Here’s the Marvel’s Avengers TV commercial…

Marvel’s Avengers – Time to Assemble CG Spot | PS4

The best-selling games of 2020 so far:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  3. The Last of Us: Part II
  4. Madden NFL 21
  5. Ghost of Tsushima
  6. Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  7. Marvel’s Avengers (NEW)
  8. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  9. MLB: The Show 20
  10. Super Mario 3D All-Stars* (NEW)

Video Game System Sales in September 2020:

September 2020 video game hardware spending increased 15%, versus the same month last year, to $277 million. Growth in sales of Nintendo Switch offset declines on other console platforms. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console during September in both dollars and units.

Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in unit sales for the 22th consecutive month, beating the record previously held by the Xbox 360 between August 2010 and April 2012.

Year-to-date spending on hardware has increased 22% when compared to a year ago, to $2.3 billion.

Analysis of the rest of the sales numbers:

NPD tracks retail sales to get a good impression of last month’s best selling video games. Although it doesn’t by far track all digital sales, since April 2018 NPD tracks Steam (PC), Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network for these major third-party publishers: Activision-Blizzard, Capcom, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, Square Enix, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros.

To quote NPD analyst Mat Piscatella…

About hardware accessories he said:

“Spending on Accessories reached a September record $191 million, gaining 30% when compared to a year ago. Year-to-date spending has increased 26%, to an all-time high $1.6 billion.

Gamepad and Headset/Headphone spending each set new September and year-to-date U.S. sales records.

The Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller was the best-selling accessory of both September and year-to-date (dollar sales).”

Credits: Resetera

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Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

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