Little Nightmares 2 and Persona 5 Strikers also saw impressive debuts last month.
The NPD Group has released its February 2021 report on video game spending in the United States. In the software category, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury was the best-selling title for the month, taking the number one spot over Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella revealed (via VentureBeat) that despite Nintendo titles not having their digital sales tracked, the Switch exclusive is already the second best-selling title of 2021 year-to-date.
A surprising success in February was Tarsier’s Little Nightmares 2. It debuted at sixth place in the charts while also being the fifth best-selling title for Xbox (10th for PlayStation). Then there’s Persona 5 Strikers which debuted in third place on the overall top 20 and ranked as the third best-selling PlayStation title for the month. The action RPG is also the ninth best-selling game of 2021 year-to-date.
Check out the full top 20 below, which is ranked on dollar sales. Overall consumer spending for the month was very good, reaching $4.6 billion (a 35 percent increase over the same period last year). Stay tuned for more details on US video game hardware sales shortly.
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury*
- Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
- Persona 5: Strikers
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Madden NFL 21
- Little Nightmares 2
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- FIFA 21
- NBA 2K21*
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars*
- Ring Fit Adventure*
- Just Dance 2021
- Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
- Immortals: Fenyx Rising
*Digital sales not included