Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Top the Charts, NPD List for January Released

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The world economy might be having a tough time due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. But things have been looking good for the gaming industry, with more and more people buying video games and gaming hardware. Some of the blame can be directed toward the launch of new graphics cards and next-gen consoles.

Many video game titles are also having a good time, especially Call of Duty. NPD Group just released the list of top 20 selling games of January and it has some surprises for us. The latest COD game Black Ops Cold War is the best-selling game for the month, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) landed at the eighth spot.

2020’s most anticipated game, Cyberpunk 2077, took a massive hit from the 2nd spot in December to being 18th in January. I guess people were really put off by the technical issues plaguing the game.

Keep in mind that the list is not 100% accurate. Digital sales of several of the games are not accounted for as many publishers refuse to share the data.

Top 20 Selling Games of January:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  2. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  3. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  4. Madden NFL 21
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  10. NBA 2K21
  11. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  12. FIFA 21
  13. Immortals Fenyx Rising
  14. Mortal Kombat 11
  15. Just Dance 2021
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  17. Minecraft (PlayStation 4 Edition)
  18. Cyberpunk 2077
  19. Super Mario Party
  20. UFC 4

Top 10 Selling Games of 2020:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  4. Madden NFL 21
  5. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  6. The Last of Us Part II
  7. Ghost of Tsushima
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  10. Final Fantasy VII Remake

So what do you think? Were you surprised by Black Ops Cold War being on the top? Do you think Cyberpunk 2077 deserved such a huge hit? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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