Gamesuperchampion : Top Ten Best-Selling Games in the US for November 2015

The NPD Group today released its monthly sales report for November 2015, which tracks new, physical sales at retail in the United States. Unsurprisingly, it was , , and that came out on top.

What is interesting is the fact that Black Ops III sold better on than any other platform. Call of Duty has been associated with Xbox platforms for years, thanks to Microsoft’s deal that saw DLC come to its systems first. Black Ops III is the first game since . (Keep in mind, however, that NPD data doesn’t account for digital sales.)

With the exception of that and (which sold best on the original Wii!), it was the version of every multiplatform game that sold best. (The order of platforms in the list below indicates which platforms it sold most on.)

Best-Selling Physical Games in US for November 2015:

  1. (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  2. (PS4, XBO, PC)
  3. (PS4, XBO, PC)
  4. (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
  5. (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
  6. (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
  7. (PS4, XBO)
  8. (XBO)
  9. (PS4, XBO, PC)
  10. (Wii, NWU, 360, XBO, PS4, PS3)

The top of this list is not particularly dissimilar from a list Sony released today . It is a big shift from .

According to NPD analyst Liam Callahan, this was the “best month ever in total unit sales” for the current generation of consoles, topping December and November of last year, which had been the two previous best months.

Battlefront, the number three game, had the strongest first-month sales of any Star Wars game, including the previous best, .

Software sales overall were $993.9 million, down 7 percent from last November’s $1.07 billion. That’s due in large part to portable software sales dropping 66 percent, while current-gen software sales increased 37 percent.

Another noteworthy tidbit pointed out by Callahan involved the success of special editions. “As an indication that gamers are willing to spend more, every game in the top 10 offered a special edition which generated 9 percent of unit sales and 14 percent of dollars among the top 10,” he said. “In comparison, last year special editions for the Top 10 games generated 3 percent of units and 5 percent of dollar spending within the top 10.”

In a statement shared with GameSpot, Activision senior VP Rob Kostich said, “Black Ops III was the largest release in North America in November by a wide-margin in both units and dollars sold-thru. According to NPD, Call of Duty also was the largest release of any title in North America since 2013, based on physical units sold at retail in its launch month. There’s tremendous momentum for Call of Duty this holiday. Both retail and digital sales are up significantly versus the same time last year. And our community has responded enthusiastically, driving engagement to new franchise highs on next gen consoles in its first month of release.”

On the hardware side, the , a shift from October, when the .

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