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One of the biggest beneficiaries of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been the video game industry, which registered its biggest ever April in the United States last month. Consumer spend reached an eye-watering $1.5 billion, which is up a whopping 73 per cent year-over-year, as families find new ways to keep them entertained inside.

Hardware spending increased a dizzying 163 per cent, with the Nintendo Switch in particular securing the highest “year-to-date dollar sales” for any system in US history. Accessory sales are also up, with the DualShock 4 being the best-selling pad on the market, perhaps as people look for new ways to play together.

Final Fantasy VII Remake topped the software charts for the month, making it the best-selling game of 2020 on the PlayStation 4 platform – and a record launch for the franchise in terms of both units and dollar sales. Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the remastered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 both secured strong chart positions.

In other news, Predator: Hunting Grounds managed to debut in 15th position, while MLB The Show 20 continued to sell well – in spite of the postponement of the baseball season. We’ve included all of the relevant software charts below. Have you been spending more money on games of late? Let us know in the comments section below.

NPD Software Top 20: April 2020

  1. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  4. NBA 2K20
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Resident Evil 3
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Remastered
  8. MLB The Show 20
  9. Madden NFL 20
  10. Red Dead Redemption 2
  11. Just Dance 2020
  12. FIFA 20
  13. Mortal Kombat 11
  14. Borderlands 3
  15. Predator: Hunting Grounds
  16. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*
  17. Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order
  18. Persona 5: Royal
  19. Need for Speed: Heat
  20. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

NPD PS4 Software Top 10: April 2020

  1. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. NBA 2K20
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. MLB: The Show 20
  6. Resident Evil 3
  7. Predator: Hunting Grounds
  8. Madden NFL 20
  9. Persona 5: Royal
  10. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition

NPD Best Selling Games of 2020 So Far

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  3. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  4. NBA 2K20
  5. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  6. MLB: The Show 20
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Resident Evil 3
  9. Madden NFL 20
  10. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*

* Digital sales not included