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Consumer spending dropped by 29 per cent year-over-year, as February 2020 proved to be an uneventful month in the latest NPD sales report for the United States. According to analyst Mat Piscatella, “late cycle hardware dynamics for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as a lighter new release software slate drove the variance”.

It means that the software chart was dominated by older games, with not a single new release making the grade. Dreams charted in the PS4 specific sales charts, but it couldn't make the multiformat Top 20, despite being critically acclaimed. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare secured the top spot, with NBA 2K20 coming in just behind.

NPD Software Top 20: February 2020

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

NPD PS4 Software Top 10: February 2020

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. NBA 2K20
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  5. Madden NFL 20
  6. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  8. Dreams
  9. FIFA 20
  10. Need for Speed: Heat

NPD Best Selling Games of 2020 So Far

  1. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. NBA 2K20
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Madden NFL 20
  6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  9. Ring Fit Adventure
  10. Minecraft#

* Digital sales not included
^ Steam sales not included
# Minecraft digital sales on Xbox and PlayStation included

[source venturebeat.com]