FIFA 21 Debuts at Number 1 on October 2020 NPD in U.S

FIFA 21 Debuts at Number 1 on October 2020 NPD in U.S

Electronic Arts’ FIFA 21 hit the ground running upon its arrival on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox One last month. It debuted at number one on the NPD charts, a first for the FIFA series in the United States. Secured, the number one spot on both PS4 and Xbox One.

NPD analyst Mat Piscatella made note of FIFA’s record-breaking US sales in a Twitter thread regarding NPD October 2020 results. Watch Dogs: Legion counts as another new release that debuted high on the charts. The third entry in the franchise landed on the NPD at number three, despite only being on the market for three days in October.

October 2020’s top 20 best-selling titles across all platforms feature below. (As always, it’s worth noting the chart does not include digital sales for Nintendo-published titles.)

  1. FIFA 21
  2. Madden NFL 21
  3. Watch Dogs: Legion
  4. NHL 21
  5. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
  6. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  7. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  8. Star Wars: Squadrons
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  10. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
  11. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  12. Ghost of Tsushima
  13. NMA 2K21
  14. Marvel’s Avengers
  15. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  16. Ring Fit Adventure
  17. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  18. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  19. Super Mario Party
  20. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

As the above chart shows, Ghost of Tsushima continues to hold strong on the top 20. This is no surprise given it recently crossed five million units sold. While Naughty Dog’s The Last of Part II maintain its position on overall best seller. TLoU Part II presently sits at number four, with Ghost of Tsushima on its heels at five. The United States’ top 10 best-selling titles of the year, thus far, are as follows:

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

All in all, gaming in the US for the month of October fared incredibly well. Total spend for hardware, content, and accessories crossed $3.8 billion. According to Piscatella, spending has increased by 14 percent compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, total spending for the entire year, thus far, topped $37.5 billion.

Source: Source: NPD via Mat Piscatella