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November 2018 NPD: Red Dead vs. Call of Duty

* Does not contain digital sales** Does not include PC digital sales Norway's top 20 is most remarkable to once again show how October's strength. The two best games on this chart were the two major releases from last month. And one of them was Call of Duty, which traditionally debuted in November. Its previous release, instead, left a gaping hole in what is traditionally one of the biggest months of the year. "Dollar sales of console, laptop and PC game programs amounted to $ 1 billion in November 2018, a decrease of 15 percent compared to a year ago, said Piscatella." The shift in the Call of Duty start time from November to October is the leader of the change. " But still strong sales for Call of Duty and Red Dead held November to look like a disaster. And 2018 still looks like a major expansion in game-related spending in the United States. " Annual Dollar Sales of console, laptop and PC game software exceeded $ 5.8 billion, an increase of 9 percent over the same period last year, "said Piscatella." This is the highest annual program cost program since the $ 7 billion achieved under comparable period of 2011. " Red Dead Redemption II But the big winner of the month was red Dead Redemption II. It debuted October 26th, and it took its sales until November. It has still not taken over Call of Duty as the best-selling game in 2018, but Black Ops 4 debuted…

* Does not contain digital sales
** Does not include PC digital sales

Norway’s top 20 is most remarkable to once again show how October’s strength. The two best games on this chart were the two major releases from last month. And one of them was Call of Duty, which traditionally debuted in November. Its previous release, instead, left a gaping hole in what is traditionally one of the biggest months of the year.

“Dollar sales of console, laptop and PC game programs amounted to $ 1 billion in November 2018, a decrease of 15 percent compared to a year ago, said Piscatella.” The shift in the Call of Duty start time from November to October is the leader of the change. “

But still strong sales for Call of Duty and Red Dead held November to look like a disaster. And 2018 still looks like a major expansion in game-related spending in the United States.

” Annual Dollar Sales of console, laptop and PC game software exceeded $ 5.8 billion, an increase of 9 percent over the same period last year, “said Piscatella.” This is the highest annual program cost program since the $ 7 billion achieved under comparable period of 2011. “

Red Dead Redemption II

But the big winner of the month was red Dead Redemption II. It debuted October 26th, and it took its sales until November. It has still not taken over Call of Duty as the best-selling game in 2018, but Black Ops 4 debuted about two weeks earlier.

But Rockstar’s cowboy sim has surely surpassed its predecessor.

“Red Dead Redemption 2 is the best-selling game in November 2018 and is the 2nd best selling game so far,” said Piscatella. “With two months on the market, Red Dead Redemption 2 sales now exceed the lifetime sales of the former title in the franchise Red Dead Redemption, by nearly 40 percent. “

Call of Duty

But Call of Duty Still Outsold Red Dead Year-to-Date. The NPD Group Is Not Following Call of Dutys Digital PC Sales.

” Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the second best-selling game in November, “said Piscatella.” It’s still the best-selling year to date. “

But in addition to the comparison with Red Dead, Black Ops 4 reaches some close historical numbers. [19659002] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the second fastest selling game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in history, followed by only 2017’s Call of Duty: World War II, says Piscatella. “This is the fifth consecutive and ninth time in the last 10 years, a title from the Call of Duty franchise has been the best-selling game in January-November.”

Fallout 76 and Battlefield V

While Fallout 76 continues to face backlash from fans who are not happy with it, they still showed up to buy the game.

“Fallout 76 is the fourth best-selling game in November, although it is not reported digitally for Bethesda Softworks published titles,” said Piscatella. “Fallout 76 physical sales achieved the third highest launch month’s sales in franchise history, followed by just Fallout 4 and Fallout New Vegas.”

Pokémon

Of course, Nintendo launched new Pokémon Games in November and they broke into the top 10.

“Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee are the 5 and 6 best-selling games in November, “said Piscatella. “Start the Monthly Sale of Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu is second in the franchise history, which only leads Pokéman Stadium, launched on Nintendo 64 during the tracking period in March 2000.”

It is important to note that Nintendo does not share digital sales with NPD, so the game should probably be higher on the list. In addition, if you combine both Pikachu and Eevee, the only game would be higher on the sales chart.

Note that Pokémon: Let’s Go Sales only covers physical sales, as digital sales are not currently reported for Nintendo-published titles.

Spyro

“Spyro Reignited Trilogy is the next selling game in November,” said Piscatella. “Spyro Reignited Trilogin launch month sales are more than 30 percent higher than the combined launch month’s sales of all other Spyro games in history.”

It does not include Skylanders, which started as Spyro Spinoff. [19659004] God of War

Finally, Sony’s big game returned from earlier in 2018 to the charts this month.

“God of War returns to the monthly top 20 best-seller list for the first time since August, ranking as No. 16 Best-selling game in November,” said Piscatella. “It is currently the most selling game No. 7 that is relevant.”

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