Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Nintendo Switch Top NPD January 2020 Sales

Total video game spending was $678 million, down by 26 percent compared to the same month last year.

Posted By | On 14th, Feb. 2020

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The NPD Group released its report on video game spending in the United States for January 2020 and revealed that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was the best-selling game for the month. Its launch month sales were the third highest in the series’ history behind Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai. However, overall dollar sales of software were at $311 million, which is a 31 percent drop year-on-year.

As Venture Beat notes, other software highlights include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare being the second best-selling title and overall the best-selling game of the past 12 months. Grand Theft Auto 5 experienced a resurgence to the top 5 and remains the best-selling in the United States till date. In terms of hardware, the Nintendo Switch was on top, both in terms of units and dollar sales.

Hardware spending came to $129 million for the month, which is a 35 percent decline over the same period last year. Overall spending for hardware, software and accessories was $678 million, a drop of 26 percent year-on-year. This is attributed to the end of the console cycle and the impending release of the Xbox Series X and PS5.

Check out the NPD Group’s top 10 selling video games (digital and retail) for January 2020 below:

  1. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  5. Grand Theft Auto 5
  6. NBA 2K20
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  8. Mario Kart 8*
  9. Ring Fit Adventure
  10. Red Dead Redemption 2

* Digital sales not included


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