Forums - Sales Discussion - December NPD 2019

Leaks:

NSW = 2.036 million (+15% YOY)
XB1 = 856K (-7% YOY)
PS4 = 646K (-19% YOY)

OFFICIAL NPD:

State of the Market

December 2019 tracked spending across video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards totaled $3.0 billion, falling 15 percent when compared to a year ago

Full year tracked spending declined 13 percent when compared to 2018, to $14.6 billion.

Software

Dollar sales of tracked video game software declined 13% in December compared to a year ago, to $1.1 billion, while annual sales dropped 9 percent to $6.6 billions
Declines were experienced across all platforms in December, while Switch was the only platform with gains for the year

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was the best-selling game in the U.S. for the third consecutive month since its October launch. It finishes 2019 as the best-selling game of the year. This is the 11th consecutive year that Call of Duty has been the best-selling franchise. Call of Duty franchise releases account for 10 of the top 15 best-selling games of the decade.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order repeats as the second best-selling game of the month. It finishes 2019 as the year’s sixth best-selling title. With only two months in market, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order becomes Respawn Entertainment’s best-selling game of all-time in terms of dollar sales.

MLB The Show 19 is now the best-selling baseball genre game in U.S. history. Lifetime full-game dollar sales of MLB The Show 19 have now surpassed those of MVP Baseball 2004, which originally released in March 2004.

Half of December’s top 20 best-selling games were published by Nintendo. Luigi’s Mansion 3 finished as December’s fifth best-selling title overall, while ending 2019 as the fourth best-selling title of the year on Nintendo Switch.”

Hardware

Hardware spending in December 2019 declined 17 percent when compared to a year ago, to $973 million. Annual hardware spending fell 22 percent, to $3.9 billion. Nintendo Switch gains could not offset declines across other platforms.

Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of both December and 2019, while Sony's PlayStation 4 finished as the best-selling hardware of the decade.

Accessories

Total December 2019 spending on accessories and game cards fell 14% when compared to a year ago, to $869m. Annual sales of accessories and game cards declined 7%, to $4.1B. Spending declines were experienced across both accessories and game cards.

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 repeated as the best-selling accessory of the month. The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller finished as 2019's best-selling accessory, while the PS4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller Black was the best-seller of the decade.

Software Charts

December 2019

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. NBA 2K20
  5. Luigi’s Mansion 3*
  6. Pokemon Sword*
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  9. Pokemon Shield*
  10. Minecraft#
  11. Grand Theft Auto V
  12. Red Dead Redemption II
  13. FIFA 20
  14. Just Dance 2020
  15. Need for Speed: Heat
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  17. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening*
  18. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  19. Super Mario Party*
  20. Ring Fit Adventure

2019 YTD

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Borderlands 3
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  8. Kingdom Hearts III
  9. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  10. Mario Kart 8
  11. Grand Theft Auto V
  12. Red Dead Redemption II
  13. Minecraft
  14. FIFA 20
  15. Anthem
  16. Pokemon Sword
  17. Resident Evil 2 2019
  18. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  19. Days Gone
  20. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Xbox One 2019 YTD

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. Madden NFL 20
  3. NBA 2K20
  4. Borderlands 3
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  6. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. Anthem
  9. Red Dead Redemption II
  10. Grand Theft Auto V

PlayStation 4 2019 YTD

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Mortal Kombat 11
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  6. Borderlands 3
  7. Kingdom Hearts III
  8. Days Gone
  9. MLB 19: The Show
  10. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

NPD Nintendo Switch 2019 YTD

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  2. Mario Kart 8*
  3. Pokemon Sword*
  4. Luigi’s Mansion 3*
  5. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Pokemon Shield*
  8. Super Mario Maker 2*
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening*
  10. Super Mario Party*

archivie

2019: JanuaryFebruary, March, April, MayJuneJulyAugustSeptember, October, November
2018: 
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
2017: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
2016: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
2015: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
2014: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
2013: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
2012: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
2011: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
2010: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
2009: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
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Last edited by Ryng - on 28 January 2020

2020 predictions: NSW 25m, PS5 6m, XSX 4.5m, PS4 9m, XB1 3m

In December 2019 i predicted 21m Switch, but that was before COVID, obvius increased my predictions.

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Wait, there's an official release for the next NPD ?
With actual numbers and not just "revenue" quote ?



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Mar1217 said:
Wait, there's an official release for the next NPD ?
With actual numbers and not just "revenue" quote ?

of course it's gonna be revenue...



2020 predictions: NSW 25m, PS5 6m, XSX 4.5m, PS4 9m, XB1 3m

In December 2019 i predicted 21m Switch, but that was before COVID, obvius increased my predictions.

So sad, these threads used to be poppin when we had numbers. Maybe we'll finally get them once the new gen starts



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So sometime today we get news?



thread update



2020 predictions: NSW 25m, PS5 6m, XSX 4.5m, PS4 9m, XB1 3m

In December 2019 i predicted 21m Switch, but that was before COVID, obvius increased my predictions.

Luigi's Mansion 3 is a monster while Death Stranding failed to chart in the top 20 on its second month.



Ryng_Tolu said:
thread update

NPD remains lame.

The only worthwhile takeaway from the December software charts is that nobody needs a PS4 to play all the popular games.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Ryng_Tolu said:


Half of December’s top 20 best-selling games were published by Nintendo. Luigi’s Mansion 3 finished as December’s fifth best-selling title overall, while ending 2019 as the fourth best-selling title of the year on Nintendo Switch.”

I think this is pretty impressive with the fact Nintendo doesn't report digital sales to NPD. I'm sure Call of Duty would have been #1 regardless, it's telling how strong Switch is right now with Nintendo's own games dominating the rest of the charts. Now, we are at the tail end of the PS4 and XBox One, but the question is going to be if Microsoft and Sony can convert the people who bought Call of Duty and Jedi Fallen Order into new buyers.



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