Madden NFL 21 And UFC 4 Are Best Selling Games In August, According To The NPD Group

COVID-19 may be a big hurdle for game development and physical showcase events. However, it hasn't stopped people from buying games. In fact, people are playing more games than ever before as they are stuck at home.

Gamers spent around $3.3 Billion on video games, software, and hardware in the US alone, and that’s only in August. Last year August was at around $2.4 Billion, which means we saw a 37 percent increase this year.

That’s not the only surprising thing. According to the NPD Group, the best-selling game in August was Madden NFL 21 which was followed by EA Sports UFC 4. Both are sports games by EA and both have been critically panned by both critics and fans. Even with all the bad reviews, they are still incredibly profitable for EA.

There are a few more things that we found interesting. The Last of Us Part II is still making good money, but its place has dropped from number four to number 12. Rainbow Six Siege is also on the list, which is surprising as Siege is five years old now.

As of now, Modern Warfare is still ruling the charts. It is the best-selling game of 2020 so far, which is followed by the Nintendo Switch exclusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The complete lists of the best-selling games of August and this year are mentioned below, courtesy of the NPD Group.

August’s Top 20 Best-Selling Games

  1. Madden NFL 21
  2. EA Sports UFC 4
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  4. Ghost of Tsushima
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  6. Ring Fit Adventure
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  9. Paper Mario: The Origami King
  10. Mortal Kombat 11
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  12. The Last of Us Part II
  13. Minecraft
  14. PGA Tour 2K21
  15. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  16. Super Mario Party
  17. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  18. Super Mario Odyssey
  19. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  20. Luigi’s Mansion 3

Best-Selling Games So Far In 2020

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  3. The Last of Us Part II
  4. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  5. Ghost of Tsushima
  6. Madden NFL 21
  7. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  8. MLB The Show 20
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  10. Mortal Kombat 11
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