Top 20 Best Selling Games of November 2023 & Year (USA)

What were the Top 20 best selling games in November 2023 in the United States?

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

That’s insane seeing Call of Duty jump to the #2 sales for the whole year in just one month! It’ll be a tight race to the end of the year to see if COD sales can catch up to Hogwarts Legacy. If Hogwarts wins the race, it’ll be the first time in 15 years that there won’t be a COD or GTA game at the #1 spot! 😮

Top 20 Best Selling Games of November 2023

RankLast
Month
Rank
TitlePublisher
1NEWCall of Duty: Modern Warfare III (2023)Activision Blizzard (Corp)
21Marvel’s Spider-Man 2Sony (Corp)
310Hogwarts LegacyWarner Bros. Games
44Madden NFL 24Electronic Arts
52Super Mario Bros. Wonder*Nintendo
65EA Sports FC 24Electronic Arts
7NEWSuper Mario RPG (2023)*Nintendo
86Mortal Kombat 1Warner Bros. Games
913NBA 2K24*Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
107UFC 5Electronic Arts
113Assassin’s Creed: MirageUbisoft
12NEWNaruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm ConnectionsBandai Namco Entertainment
139Sonic SuperstarsSega
1418Star Wars: Jedi: SurvivorElectronic Arts
1536God of War: RagnarokSony (Corp)
168NHL 24Electronic Arts
17NEWStar Ocean: The Second Story RSquare Enix Inc (Corp)
1823Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony (Corp)
1919MinecraftMultiple Video Game Manufacturers
2073Just Dance 2024 EditionUbisoft

*Digital sales not included. ^Xbox & Switch digital sales not included.

Here’s the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (2023) live-action TV commercial…

The Lobby | Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

Top 20 Best Selling Games of 2023 So Far

RankLast
Month
Rank
TitlePublisher
11Hogwarts LegacyWarner Bros. Games
2NEWCall of Duty: Modern Warfare III (2023)Activision Blizzard (Corp)
32The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom*Nintendo
44Marvel’s Spider-Man 2Sony (Corp)
53Madden NFL 24Electronic Arts
65Diablo IVActivision Blizzard (Corp)
76Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)Activision Blizzard (Corp)
87Star Wars: Jedi: SurvivorElectronic Arts
98Mortal Kombat 1Warner Bros. Games
109StarfieldMicrosoft (Corp)
1110Resident Evil 4 (2023)Capcom USA
1212EA Sports FC 24Electronic Arts
1311MLB: The Show 23^Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
1413Dead Island 2Plaion
1521Super Mario Bros. Wonder*Nintendo
1614Final Fantasy XVISquare Enix Inc (Corp)
1715Street Fighter 6Capcom USA
1816FIFA 23Electronic Arts
1917Elden RingBandai Namco Entertainment
2019Remnant IIMultiple Video Game Manufacturers

*Digital sales not included. ^Xbox & Switch digital sales not included.

Here’s the Hogwarts Legacy TV launch commercial…

Hogwarts Legacy – Live the Unwritten Official Trailer

Video Game System Sales in November 2023

To quote Circana analyst / executive producer for games Mat Piscatella…

“November video game content spending dropped 3% when compared to a year ago, to $4.6 billion. An 11% decline in Console & Portable Content spending was partially offset by 3% growth across each of the Mobile, Subscription, and ‘PC, Cloud & Non-Console VR’ Content segments.”

November 2023 Dollar Sales, MillionsNov
2022
Nov
2023
Change
Total Video Game Sales$6,294$5,867-7%
Video Game Content (Physical & Digital Full Game, DLC/MTX and Subscription consumer spending across Console, Cloud, Mobile*, Portable, PC and VR platforms)$4,729$4,600-3%
Video Game Hardware$1,271$964-24%
Video Game Accessories$295$3033%

Video Game System Sales in 2023 So Far

He continues…

“A primary driver of the year-on-year decline in Console & Portable Content was the comparable strength of the new release slate. November 2022 featured the launches of both God of War: Ragnarök and Pokémon: Scarlet/Violet.”

Year-to-Date 2023 Dollar Sales, MillionsYTD End
Nov 2022
YTD End
Nov 2023
Change
Total Video Game Sales$48,995$49,2831%
Video Game Content (Physical & Digital Full Game, DLC/MTX and Subscription consumer spending across Console, Cloud, Mobile*, Portable, PC and VR platforms)$41,913$42,2401%
Video Game Hardware$5,056$4,989-1%
Video Game Accessories$2,027$2,0541%

Credits: Mat Piscatella & Resetera

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