Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Tops February 2020 U.S. NPD Charts

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Tops February 2020 U.S. NPD Charts

In an unsurprising turn of events, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the best-selling video game in February 2020 according to the NPD Group.

With last month’s sparse release lineup, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare returns to the top of the  United States NPD Charts in February 2020.

According to the sales data from the NPD Group, last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was the best-selling game in the United States for February 2020. It was followed by NBA 2K20, Grand Theft Auto V, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. The release slate was pretty barren for the month, so it isn’t too surprising a Call of Duty title is the top-selling game. The lack of games released also let Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot enjoy some more time in the top 5. Here are the top 20 best-selling games in the United States for February 2020 according to the NPD Group.

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  5. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  6. Mario Kart 8
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Madden NFL 20
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  10. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  11. Minecraft
  12. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  13. Red Dead Redemption II
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  15. Pokemon Sword
  16. Just Dance 2020
  17. FIFA 20
  18. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  19. Need for Speed: Heat
  20. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

What actually makes this list interesting is that no February 2020 releases even made it to the top 20. In fact, the best performing new release was the Yakuza Remastered Collection, which topped at 33.

Looking at February 2020’s top 10 best-selling games by platform, it hardly deviates from the above listed. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, NBA 2K20, Madden NFL 20, and Grand Theft Auto V all crack the top 5 for both Xbox One and PS4; Xbox One lists Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 in the number three spot, while PS4 lists Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot in the number four spot. With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare only available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, the Nintendo Switch’s best-selling game is Mario Kart 8 followed by Ring Fit Adventure, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Lastly, overall spending in the U.S. video game market is down in both the February trend and year to date numbers. The spending trend for February 2020 is at $755 million, a 29% decline from last February. The trend from year to date was at $1.4 billion, a 28% decline from 2019’s year to date spending trend.

If you want to know more details about the February 2020 NPD Charts, you can watch NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella tell you everything you need to know about last month’s numbers.