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20 Best Selling Games of 2019 In the U.S.

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  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Borderlands 3
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  8. Kingdom Hearts III
  9. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  10. Mario Kart 8
  11. Grand Theft Auto V
  12. Red Dead Redemption II
  13. Minecraft
  14. FIFA 20
  15. Anthem
  16. Pokemon Sword
  17. Resident Evil 2 2019
  18. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  19. Days Gone
  20. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Not surprised to see the COD MW Reboot making number one. Activision has pushed out 16 major Call of Duty games since the first one in 2003 with a Call of Duty game released every year since 2005. In spite of all of the criticism for the series and the posts on game sites and tech sites that Call of Duty games are so repetitive and need to go away they continue to be a very, very popular series with a lot of gamers and generate a huge amount of revenue for Activision.


Top 10 Best Selling Games of 2019 For Xbox One

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. Madden NFL 20
  3. NBA 2K20
  4. Borderlands 3
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  6. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. Anthem
  9. Red Dead Redemption II
  10. Grand Theft Auto V


Top 10 Best Selling Games of 2019 For Playstation 4

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Mortal Kombat 11
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  6. Borderlands 3
  7. Kingdom Hearts III
  8. Days Gone
  9. MLB 19: The Show
  10. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2


 
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GTA V still quite popular after all those years.
 
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Surprised to see both GTA V and Minecraft still at the top. I wonder if the list is different in the EU, other than the obvious FIFA at #1 or #2 and no Madden and maybe no NBA.
 
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Surprised to see both GTA V and Minecraft still at the top. I wonder if the list is different in the EU, other than the obvious FIFA at #1 or #2 and no Madden and maybe no NBA.
I don't know about the sports games since I don't play them but Minecraft is the best selling video game of all time from what I've read and it finally beat Tetris recently. The top 3 best selling games of all times are:

Minecraft 180 million copies sold
Tetris 170 million copies sold
GTA V 115 million copies sold
 
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I normally don't follow &/or keep track of these lists of top games that are sold and I normally wouldn't comment. Although, I was surprised that Metro Exodus didn't make it on the list. Not to mention...that Borderlands 3 made it so high on the list and RDR II was only 12? The Outer Worlds didn't make it either huh?

Not exactly how I was envisioning my own top games for 2019...:).

I've never owned Minecraft(or GTA V...not my cup o' tea.), but I've played the hell out of Minetest. It's a nice open source alternative with plenty of mods available. Works with both Windows and Linux.

Minetest

Best,

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Wow I did not think the Division 2 would be as high as it is. Nintendo is still going strong too with Smash Brothers (I find it funny that when I see Super Smash Brothers I think of the SNES game based on the running man movie). We still have a love for Sports games and it would seem Rockstar makes enough money that they could start their own Gaming platform . There are 2 standouts for me RDR2 was re released in November for PC but Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order is the outlier, to be number 6 after basically one month of sales is eye opening and for me speaks to the quality of the game.
 
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RDR II was only 12?
Probably Red Dead Redemption 2 sold most of it's copies on console near release in 2018. It was a console exclusive for 1 year. I think the 12th place position overall for 2019 is probably due to strong PC sales in 2019 when it released for PC but not a lot of sales on consoles. Overall RDR 2 has sold around 26 million copies the last I read. Very, very highly rated and popular game.
 
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Weird to see RE2 at 17th.. IMO the best game of 2019.
 
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Weird to see RE2 at 17th.. IMO the best game of 2019.
It's just a best seller list. I haven't played Resident Evil 2 but I have seen that it got very high to excellent ratings by most reviewers. Hell, RE2 got much better ratings that the number 1 seller COD Modern Warfare 2019.
 
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It's just a best seller list. I haven't played Resident Evil 2 but I have seen that it got very high to excellent ratings by most reviewers. Hell, RE2 got much better ratings that the number 1 seller COD Modern Warfare 2019.
Exactly.. Well, there's pretty much console games on the list so that kinda explains.
 
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Amazed to see Mario Kart 8 that high and GTAV higher than RDR2. I assume they are not including digital sales but are including bundled games, as Mario Kart 8 was included in holiday Switch bundles.

Worth noting that Pokemon Sword is probably only 60% of the sales with the other 40% going to Shield.
 
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  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Borderlands 3
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  8. Kingdom Hearts III
  9. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  10. Mario Kart 8
  11. Grand Theft Auto V
  12. Red Dead Redemption II
  13. Minecraft
  14. FIFA 20
  15. Anthem
  16. Pokemon Sword
  17. Resident Evil 2 2019
  18. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  19. Days Gone
  20. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Not surprised to see the COD MW Reboot making number one. Activision has pushed out 16 major Call of Duty games since the first one in 2003 with a Call of Duty game released every year since 2005. In spite of all of the criticism for the series and the posts on game sites and tech sites that Call of Duty games are so repetitive and need to go away they continue to be a very, very popular series with a lot of gamers and generate a huge amount of revenue for Activision.


Top 10 Best Selling Games of 2019 For Xbox One

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. Madden NFL 20
  3. NBA 2K20
  4. Borderlands 3
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  6. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. Anthem
  9. Red Dead Redemption II
  10. Grand Theft Auto V


Top 10 Best Selling Games of 2019 For Playstation 4

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Mortal Kombat 11
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  6. Borderlands 3
  7. Kingdom Hearts III
  8. Days Gone
  9. MLB 19: The Show
  10. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2


It looks like the movie industry; sequels, re-boots, same media franchise. Few original IPs
 
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It looks like the movie industry; sequels, re-boots, same media franchise. Few original IPs
Publisher's don't like risking money on something that is too far outside of mainstream and past games that have had a proven track record of making a lot of money for them.
 
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Publisher's don't like risking money on something that is too far outside of mainstream and past games that have had a proven track record of making a lot of money for them.
make it just like the last one you made....but different
 
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make it just like the last one you made....but different
Assassin's Creed is a perfect example.. Never got into the series though I own some of those, I should give them a chance..

Here in Finland many say that "ah, another CoD... probably crap" and yet they still buy it every year. :D
 
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Here in Finland many say that "ah, another CoD... probably crap" and yet they still buy it every year. :D
I thought the COD campaign this year is really good, haven't had this feeling for a while.

Finnish metal is consistently great though :rockout::rockout::rockout:
 
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Now this is a bit shocking to me: (Not sure if it has been posted)

Here are the top 20 best-selling games of 2010 - 2019: (in the US)

1 Grand Theft Auto V
2 Call of Duty: Black Ops
3 Call of Duty: Black Ops II
4 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
5 Call of Duty: Black Ops III
6 Call Of Duty: Ghosts
7 Red Dead Redemption II
8 Call of Duty: WWII
9 Call of Duty: Black Ops IV
10 Minecraft
11 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
12 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
13 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
14 Mario Kart 8
15 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
16 Battlefield 1
17 Battlefield 4
18 Destiny
19 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
20 Star Wars Battlefront 2015

So many CoDs!! It's crazy how they generatesales year after year.

(Source - You can also see chart for the previous decade there )
 
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I'm glad to see Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order at number 6. Really a fantastic game. Also you can play and beat it for only $15... just get the Origin Premier Game Pass for one month, then cancel it when you beat it. $15 for a month long rental seems fair to me.

Actually this is not a bad business idea ^ rent a game, download it in full, pay 10-15 dollars per game. it expires in 30 days. Instead of relying on XBOX PC Game pass to provide the games I want, I pick and choose. lot of people dont want to drop 60 on a game they will only play for a couple weeks. this could open up loads more profit for company because your volume of initial money coming in from the hype train will be larger in overall volume of sales.

@R-T-B thoughts?
 

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It seems that list of 20 is mostly made up of console stats. We can’t get a true picture of the PC world until the game store that sells 75% of the PC games (Steam) reveals its sales numbers.

It seems if they really cared about touting the popularity of PC versus consoles, they would break their long-standing policy of not revealing sales numbers.

Rockstar makes enough money that they could start their own Gaming platform .
They already do. I only get my Rockstar games through their store/launcher.
 
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