Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Gearbox Software
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia
FIFA 20, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and several other new releases also charted in the top 10.
September was an extremely busy month, seeing the release of several major video game releases, and that’s been reflected in the NPD Group’s sales charts for the best-selling video games during September in the US (via GamesBeat).
NBA 2K20 tops the sales charts, and does so in impressive fashion, instantly becoming the best-selling game for the entirety of 2019 in the US (in terms of dollar sales). It’s also had highest ever launch month sales for any sports game ever, beating a record set by its own predecessor, NBA 2K19. Then there’s Borderlands 3, another major new release, which comes in at No. 2. It has instantly become the third-best selling game of the year, while also setting a launch month sales record for the Borderlands series.
Meanwhile, another new sports release in September was FIFA 20, and it comes in at No. 3, followed by fellow debutant The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening in fourth place. Those two are followed by Madden NFL 20, which topped the software charts last month.
Then there’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which comes in at No. 6 in spite of only tracking for September’s data (which ran till October 5th) for one day. Other new releases in the charts include Gears 5 and Code Vein in seventh and eighth place respectively. With Gears 5, it’s important to note that it’s No. 7 debut doesn’t account for all those who played the game via Xbox Game Pass.
That said, in spite of all the new releases, software sales in September 2019 were still down by 4 per cent to $732 million year-on-year. Even though the Switch and Xbox One saw an increase in software sales, the PS4 saw a decline. Year-to-date software dollar sales in 2019, however, are at the same level as 2018 by September, standing at $3.9 billion, with the Switch being the only console seeing an increase in this year, and the Xbox One and PS4 both seeing declines.
You can check out September 2019’s full top 20 below.
*Does not include digital sales
^Does not include Steam digital sales
#Only includes digital sales for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One