Video game spending rose YoY in September 2020 with Marvel’s Avengers being the big winner on the software front.
Yes, it’s once again that time of the month folks — the NPD charts for September 2020 have been unveiled. In what was a pretty busy month of releases, the titles that you would most likely expect to rise to the top have indeed done so.
Marvel’s Avengers from Square Enix was the top-selling game for the month of September in the United States and was the number one seller across both PS4 and Xbox One. Avengers was the second best-selling superhero game in its debut, only following behind that of Marvel’s Spider-Man. Additionally, it has already sold enough copies to be the year’s seventh best-selling game.
Following behind Avengers in September was that of Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D All-Stars. It seems as though Nintendo’s decision to make this release available for a limited time has already paid off, as it has become the publisher’s second best-selling game this year behind Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
While Madden 21 slotted in at third for September, Activision’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 then ended up debuting in fourth. THPS 1+2 had the strongest first-month launch sales of any game in franchise history, which bodes well for the future.
As for other big notes for September 2020, the Nintendo Switch again was the market’s number one selling video game console in terms of dollars and units. Sales for the video game market as a whole grew in this month compared to 2019, with total spending increasing by 21%. It seems as though the video game business continues to be strong in a time where more people are looking to stay inside than ever before.
Per usual, if you want to see even more details from September’s NPD charts, you can watch the video below from the Group’s Mat Piscatella.
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