NBA 2K20 is the best-selling video game of the year and of all times
The game continues to set new sales records
NBA 2K20 was only released a few weeks ago, but it is already breaking records. The video game saw the largest debut of any video game last month and has proven more popular than other sports games, including Madden NFL 20, FIFA 20 and Borderlands 3. Its popularity gives it bragging rights as the game with the highest amount of sales in its month of launch of any video game in US history – it’s even bigger than Guitar Hero.
Borderlands 3 did well for itself, also, last month, but NBA 2K20’s launched knocked it down a spot. It’s popularity could have been given an assist by an outside source that no one would have expected. The game included a trailer for a casino and this brought out the gambling opponents en masse. As a result the trailer was pulled from the game, but the attention given NBA 2K20 over the outburst allowed it to receive free marketing.
FIFA 20, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Ghost Recon’s Breakpoint also saw solid launches in September and take the third through fifth spots, respectively, for the month. However, they all fall outside the top ten for 2019.
As far as video game consoles go, the Nintendo Switch is still the favorite, being top in sales for ten straight months. The console has now reached 15 million units sold in North America and this year’s sales increased by 20% over last year’s number. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sales slipped last month, but that’s because the Xbox Scarlett and PlayStation 5 are coming out next year and most gamers are waiting to see what they’ll bring.