Geek Must-Haves: Games of The Decade
The NPD Group has released a list of the best-selling games of the decade in the United States. Analysts considered sales on all platforms, including Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam on PC. The first place was taken by GTA 5. The game did not leave the charts for the seventh year in a row.
Top Best Sellers Of 2011-2020
The release of Grand Theft Auto V took place in 2013 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. The Grand Theft Auto game series is the classics of the gaming world. Moreover, the series remains relevant to this day. First of all, the gameplay and graphics of a single-player campaign still don't look outdated.
Secondly, mod makers regularly improve graphics and add new gameplay chips.
But the main reason for the relevance of GTA V is the online mode, which is constantly updated by developers with new content. Adventures of the three robbers waiting for the fate of San Andreas city have been catching the attention of gamers for 15 years.
However, the absolute leader is Call of Duty series. Americans love this series so much that seven out of ten positions are occupied by different parts of CoD, including the criticized Ghosts. Here's the full list of USA top picks of the decade:
- Grand Theft Auto 5 (Take-Two Interactive);
- Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard);
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision Blizzard);
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision Blizzard);
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Activision Blizzard);
- Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision Blizzard);
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (Take-Two Interactive);
- Call of Duty: WWII (Activision Blizzard);
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision Blizzard);
- Minecraft (Microsoft).
The Best-Selling Games in the USA For 2019
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has also become the best-selling game in the United States over the past year. There are two sports simulators in the upper part of the list as well. Congrats to NBA 2K20 and Madden NFL 20, who made it to the top three along with the CoD. Borderlands, Mortal Kombat 11, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order are also on the list of best-sellers. Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding, available only on the PlayStation 4, did not make it to the top.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019);
- NBA 2K20;
- Madden NFL 20;
- Borderlands 3;
- Mortal Kombat 11;
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order;
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate;
- Kingdom Hearts III;
- Tom Clancy's The Division 2;
- Mario Kart 8.
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Of course, analysts' charts can be disputed, and we totally agree with you. So, if you think that any of the charts lack a game that is worth to be on top, you can suggest it here. Let's create our own must-have list of the decade!