Just goes to show what we know, eh? We predicted that the PlayStation 4 would be the “worst” selling console in November 2017, drowned out by the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox One X launch. In actual fact, it enjoyed its best month in the United States ever, topping even November 2013, when the console released. To be fair, the two other platforms contributed to a booming month for the industry, pushing it up a whopping 30 per cent year-over-year.

It was an absolutely killer month for software as well, with Call of Duty: WWII helping drive game sales above $1.1 billion in total. And Sledgehammer Games’ anticipated historical shooter generated more “launch month consumer spending than any Call of Duty debut since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II in November 2012”. Pair this with the kind of sales figures we’re seeing in Europe, and it’s safe to say that CoD is back with a bang.

In fact, so well did WWII do that it’s already the best-selling game of 2017 in the US, and it’s also outsold everything from the past 12 months. Frankly it’s a staggering achievement, and demonstrates the strength of Activision’s brand. Elsewhere, the controversial Star Wars Battlefront II still managed to finish second in the sales charts despite consumer backlash, while Assassin’s Creed Origins, NBA 2K18, and Madden NFL 18 all rounded out the top five. We’ve included all of the software sales charts below.

NPD Software Top 20: November 2017

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Star Wars Battlefront II
  3. Assassin’s Creed Origins
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. Madden NFL 18
  6. Super Mario Odyssey*
  7. FIFA 18
  8. Need for Speed: Payback
  9. Destiny 2**
  10. Pokémon: Ultra Sun*
  11. Pokémon: Ultra Moon*
  12. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  13. Grand Theft Auto V
  14. The Sims 4
  15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  16. Mario Kart 8*
  17. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus*
  18. South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  19. WWE 2K18
  20. Just Dance 2018

NPD PS4 Software Top 10: November 2017

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Star Wars Battlefront II
  3. Assassin’s Creed Origins
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. Madden NFL 18
  6. FIFA 18
  7. Need for Speed: Payback
  8. Destiny 2
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus*

NPD Best Selling Games of 2017 So Far

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Destiny 2**
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. For Honor
  9. Injustice 2
  10. Horizon: Zero Dawn

* No digital sales
** No Battle.net sales

[via venturebeat.com]