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A whopping $3 billion were spent on video games in the United States last month, but not even juggernauts like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order could prevent the industry from succumbing to a 15 per cent year-over-year decline. This has been the tale of the tape all year, of course, as consumer interest in current-gen consoles weakens.

Overall, the sector was down 13 per cent in 2019 compared to 2018, and it’s a trend that will likely continue right up until the introduction of the PlayStation 5 later this year. As previously mentioned, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order were the best-selling games of December 2019, with Madden NFL 20 and NBA 2K20 rounding out the top five.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is now Respawn Entertainment’s best-selling title of all time, which is impressive when you consider it’s only been on the market a couple of months. Exclusives like Death Stranding and Marvel’s Spider-Man did manage to make their way into the best-selling PlayStation games list, but couldn’t crack the overall software charts, which is largely dominated by Nintendo titles.

It’s perhaps worth mentioning that the Switch was the best-selling hardware platform for the month and year in the United States, although the PS4 posted the biggest numbers for the decade as a whole. Which systems and software do you think will come out on top in 2020? Look into your crystal ball in the comments section below.

NPD Software Top 20: December 2019

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  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

NPD PS4 Software Top 10: December 2019

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. NBA 2K20
  5. Need for Speed: Heat
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. FIFA 20
  8. Death Stranding
  9. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  10. The Outer Worlds

* Doesn’t include digital
# Only includes digital on Xbox and PlayStation
^ Steam sales not included

[via venturebeat.com]