Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Nintendo Switch Top NPD Charts for February 2020, But Hardware and Software Sales Declined Sharply

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was the best-selling game of February 2020, according to NPD.Revealed by NPD’s VG industry analyst Mat Piscatella, February 2020’s spending on video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards totaled $755 million USD, which is a 29% decline from 2019.

Year-to-date 2020 spending for the same parameters totaled $1.4 billion USD, which is a 28% decline from 2019.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare topped the list of best-selling games, followed by NBA 2K20 and Grand Theft Auto V.

February 2020’s Best-Selling Games

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  5. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  6. Mario Kart 8
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Madden NFL 20
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  10. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  11. Minecraft
  12. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  13. Red Dead Redemption II
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  15. Pokemon Sword
  16. Just Dance 2020
  17. FIFA 20
  18. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  19. Need for Speed: Heat
  20. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

While Modern Warfare took the number one spot from Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot from January 2020, the latest DBZ game is still the best-selling game of 2020 YTD. However, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the best selling game over a 12-month period ending with February 2020.

Tom Clancy’s Division 2, which recently received the Warlords of New York expansion and went on sale for as low as $2.99 USD, returned to the best-selling chart in February 2020.

Every 2020 Video Game Release

There were also no newly released titles in February 2020 that broke the top 20 best-selling games list. The Yakuza Remastered Collection was the highest ranking new release at #33.

There should be plenty of shake-ups for March 2020, however, as such titles as Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Nioh 2, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Doom Eternal, Half-Life: Alyx, and Persona 5 Royal are all scheduled to be released.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.




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