Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Reigns Over US Sales Charts for January 2021

Activision’s latest sequel is also the 20th best-selling game in US history as per The NPD Group.


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The NPD Group’s video game software and hardware sales charts for the US in January 2021 are out and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still on top. Based on dollar sales, the first person shooter was not only the best-selling game for the month but also the 20th best-selling title in tracked US history, as per analyst Mat Piscatella. Interestingly, Cyberpunk 2077 dropped from second to 18th place in the charts though its digital sales were not included.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, meanwhile, ranked as the second best-selling title of last month and is also the second fastest-selling title for the franchise in US history. It currently lags behind Assassin’s Creed 3 in terms of sales. While Animal Crossing: New Horizons only ranked fifth in the overall charts, it’s still the Switch’s best-selling title.

Overall consumer spending across the industry hit $4.7 billion, which is 42 percent higher compared to the same period last year. Every category, from hardware and accessories to software, saw increased spending. Check out the top 20 best-selling games based on dollar sales in the US for January 2021 below.

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  4. Madden NFL 21
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  6. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  10. NBA 2K21*
  11. Super Mario 3D All-Stars*
  12. FIFA 21
  13. Immortals: Fenyx Rising
  14. Mortal Kombat 11
  15. Just Dance 2021
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  17. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  18. Cyberpunk 2077*
  19. Super Mario Party*
  20. UFC 4

*Digital sales not included


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