Which Titles Feature Among the Top 10 Highest-Selling Games of 2021 After an Exciting October?

Published 11/12/2021, 2:42 PM EST


Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War tops the list of the top 10 highest-selling video games of the year 2021. On 12th Nov 2021, Mat Piscatella, who is executive director and video game industry advisor associated with The NDP group, published a list of the top 10 highest-selling video games of the year 2021.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War got the top position. For the fans who are not familiar with The NDP Group. It’s one of the leading market research companies based in America, and many MNCs rely on their data. This list of the top 10 highest-selling games features some of the most popular video games of this year.

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Let’s have a look at all the games featured on the list, from highest to lowest selling order:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War- published by Activision Blizzard (Corp) (Rank 1)
  2. Madden NFL 22- published by Electronic Arts (Rank 2)
  3. MLB: The Show 21- published by Sony (Corp) (Rank 3)
  4. Resident Evil: Village- published by Capcom USA (Rank 4)
  5. Super Mario 3D World*- published by Nintendo (Rank 5)
  6. Marvel’s Spider Man: Miles Morales- published by Sony Corp (Rank 6)
  7. Mario Kart 8*- published by Nintendo (Rank 7)
  8. Far cry 6- published by Ubisoft (Rank 8)
  9. Minecraft- published by multiple video games manufacturers (Rank 9)
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla- published by Ubisoft (Rank 10)

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The NDP Group created this list in the month of October 2021. And this survey includes sales from physical sales only and doesn’t include digital sales. This survey includes the physical sales of these games across all the platforms. All the above games are pretty famous and need no introduction. That said, maybe it’s a good idea to look at Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War since it’s the game that topped the list.

Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War

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This game being the best-selling video game of 2021 totally makes sense. According to a report by Screen Rant that was published on 20th Jun 2021, Black Ops: Cold War was already making tons of money for Activision when the article was published:

“Within a month of the game’s November 2020 launch, it sold more than 5.7 million units, worth over $678 million. Throughout 2021, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War has remained a financial success for Activision, further brightening the Call of Duty brand.  Call of Duty: Black Ops remains the highest-selling Call of Duty game in the franchise.”

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.

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