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Madden NFL 2022 and MLB The Show Pip Mammoth Franchise to Make Top Selling List for 2021

Published 01/15/2022, 8:54 AM EST

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The last year was a mixed bag in terms of game launches. However, when it comes to the best ones, then players definitely had a great time engaging themselves with titles like Call of Duty Vanguard, Far Cry 6, Madden NFL 22, MLB The Show 22, and many more.

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Just recently, the list of top-selling video games in the US for the year 2021 was released. Surprisingly, two of the most popular sports games, Madden NFL 22 and MLB The Show 21, made it to the Top 5. It’s a big achievement for the two games and also the studios that developed them.


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Madden NFL 22, MLB The Show 21 rub shoulders with Call of Duty and Resident Evil Village!

Speaking of the best-selling US games in 2021, then the list includes various heavyweights. In the first two positions, we have Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty Vanguard. This is quite surprising to witness, though. Because recently, players reported numerous issues in Vanguard, alongside other COD titles, and Call of Duty even issued an apology.

But the emergence of two games from the same series making the Top 5 is a testament to Call of Duty‘s vast popularity, despite bugs and problems.


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Then we have Madden NFL 22 and MLB The Show 21, taking the third and fourth spots, respectively. These two gained huge attraction last year in the United States, selling well both digitally and physically.


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Moreover, we also have Resident Evil Village, sitting in the fifth position. The eighth main entry in the iconic horror series needs no explanation for why it is in the Top 5. The game was one of the best releases to arrive last year.

You can scroll below to check the full list of Top 10 selling video games in the US for 2021, mentioned with their respective publishers.

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War (Activision Blizzard Corp.)
  2. Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard Corp.)
  3. Madden NFL 22 (Electronic Arts)
  4. MLB: The Show 21 (Sony)
  5. Resident Evil Village (Capcom USA)
  6. Battlefield 2042 (Electronic Arts)
  7. Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo)
  8. Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl (Nintendo)
  9. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony)
  10. Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)


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Which game did you play the most in 2021? Was it Call of Duty or Madden NFL 22 or MLB The Show 21? Let us know in the comments.

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Mintu Tomar


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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.
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