NPD Group, one of the industry leaders in video game market research and analysis, just released its monthly report on video games sales in the United States. MLB The Show 21 topped April’s list of highest selling games, according to NPD.
MLB The Show 21’s release was huge as it topped the NPD’s list, but it doesn’t include whatever the title sold on the Microsoft Store. NPD doesn’t say why, but it may be related to the game being free on Xbox’s Game Pass. This historical release MLB led the way atop the list ahead of 8 Nintendo games and former mainstay atop the list Call Of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War. Nintendo’s Pokemon Snap debuted at number 3 during it’s opening month as well.
Here’s the full top 20 list for April 2021:
- MLB The Show 21
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- New Pokémon Snap
- NieR Replicant
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Monster Hunter Rise
- It Takes Two
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Super Mario 3D World
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars
- Super Smash Bros Ultimate
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Pokémon Sword/Shield
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
You can read more about NPD’s top 20 list here.
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