Call of Duty: WWII Generated Highest Launch Month Consumer Spending Since Black Ops II

NPD Group’s US video game retail report for November 2017 reveals that consumer spending was up 30 percent year-over-year, totaling $2.68 billion during the recent holiday period. Hardware sales amounted to $1.147 billion, $344 million is attributed to accessories, and console and PC software generated $1.164 billion and $33 million, respectively.

Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: WWII took the lead, generating the highest launch month consumer spending since Black Ops II, according to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella. Things are also looking good for Assassin’s Creed Origins as as it generated the highest consumer spend since Black Flag.

Activision Blizzard remains the top-selling publisher of 2017.

Here are the top 20 best-selling titles of November 2017 (digital sales and sales not included):

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. Madden NFL 18
  6. Super Mario Odyssey
  7. FIFA 18
  8. Need for Speed: Payback
  9. Destiny 2
  10. Pokémon: Ultra Sun
  11. Pokémon: Ultra Moon
  12. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  13. Grand Theft Auto V
  14. The Sims 4
  15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  16. Mario Kart 8
  17. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  18. South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  19. WWE 2K18
  20. Just Dance 2018

On the hardware side, we’re told that PlayStation 4 sold more units in November than any other month to date since launch. Black DualShock 4 was the best-selling video game accessory last month.

[Source: Venture Beat, Mat Piscatella (Twitter)]