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Ever Since 2009, Call of Duty Has Been the Best-Selling Game Every Year (If You Don’t Count GTA V)

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Ever Since 2009, Call of Duty Has Been the Best-Selling Game Every Year (If You Don’t Count GTA V)

A member of the NPD group, Mat Piscatella, shared an image today on his Twitter account, an image that will remind all of us how much the gaming landscape has changed since the 90’s. These top-selling games from the past 23 years will tell us just which franchise is on top and who brings in the most money, especially in recent years.

Now, after I looked at this list, I wasn’t too surprised to spot Call of Duty on the list multiple times, but I never expected each entry to be the number one game each year since 2009. Now, Grand Theft Auto V, of course, dethroned Call of Duty: Ghosts for that year, Rockstar’s open-world title being the most successful thing in entertainment, like ever.

You can also see how much power Nintendo had in the industry back in the late 90’s with games like Pokemon Stadium and Donkey Kong, which if you asked me today, I would have had no idea that they sold so many copies. Anyways, you can check out the list below:

U.S. Best-Selling Video Game by Year (Physical and Digital for DLP Members, Excluding DLC/MTX) – Ranked by Dollar Sales According to NPD Group

  • 2017 – Call of Duty: WWII
  • 2016 – Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • 2015 – Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • 2014 – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • 2013 – Grand Theft Auto V
  • 2012 – Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • 2011 – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • 2010 – Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • 2009 – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • 2008 – Rock Band
  • 2007 – Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock
  • 2006 – Madden NFL 07
  • 2005 – Madden NFL 06
  • 2004 – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • 2003 – Madden NFL 2004
  • 2002 – Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • 2001 – Madden NFL 2002
  • 2000 – Pokemon Stadium
  • 1999 – Donkey Kong
  • 1998 – Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • 1997 – Mario Kart 64
  • 1996 – Super Mario 64
  • 1995 – Mortal Kombat III

Oh, and please let us know your thoughts by shooting us a comment below! What do you guys think about the best-selling titles over the past 23 years?

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