I always wanted to know how these games ranked if we were comparing physical sales only. I did some math, including some linear interpolations to fill in the blanks. Of course, that means what I came up with is an estimate, but I think it gives a more accurate ranking than what the NPD supplied us originally.
August US Rank by Physical Sales Only (Revenue and Unit Sales are in thousands.)
|Rank||Game||Leaked||Interp. Rev.||Unit Sales||Price||Revenue||Unit Rank|
|1||Madden NFL 21||Y||18,300||305||60||18,300||1|
|2||Animal Crossing: New Horizons||Y||10,740||179||60||10,740||2|
|4||Ring Fit Adventure||N||9,270||116||80||9,270||7|
|5||COD: Modern Warfare||N||14,520||140||60||8,422||4|
|6||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||Y||7,800||130||60||7,800||5|
|7||Ghost of Tsushima||Y||12,630||122||60||7,320||6|
|8||Super Smash Bros Ultimate||N||6,240||104||60||6,240||9|
|10||Zelda: Breath of the Wild||N||3,901||65||60||3,901||13|
|11||PGA Tour 2k21||N||3,242||54||60||3,242||15|
|12||NSMB U Deluxe||N||3,105||52||60||3,105||16|
|13||Super Mario Party||N||2,968||49||60||2,968||17|
|14||Super Mario Odyssey||N||2,693||45||60||2,693||18|
|15||Mortal Kombat 11||N||4,296||100||25||2,492||10|
|16||Luigi’s Mansion 3||N||2,418||40||60||2,418||20|
|20||T.C. Rainbow Six: Siege||N||2,830||82||20||1,641||12|
Explanation of table and methodology:
Rank - this is based on revenue of physical only sales (based on my estimates).
Interp. Rev. - This is revenue based on linear interpolation. I calculated the revenue of physical sales of the games that were leaked. To fill in the missing spots, I made a straight line and filled in the amounts between the known values. Also, based on this and the ratio of physical/total sales of Ghosts of Tsushima I assumed 58% of sales were physical on all games that included both physical and digital. If you sort this column, then you will get the original ranking given by NPD. Also GTA5 will be rank 21 if you do this, since it is not only the original NPD table.
Price - Usually $60 is used. If a game is significantly cheaper or discounted then I used the price on Amazon rounded to the nearest dollar. (if there is a game I missed that is $30 or less then let me know and I'll adjust the table. I didn't look up every game.)
Revenue - This is the calculated revenue of physical only sales.
Unit Rank - This is where the game would rank if the table were sorted by unit sales instead of revenue.