NPD has released their report for December 2016 and entire 2016 about overall video game sales.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was the best selling game overall in 2016 in US at retail and digital, beating out EA’s Battlefield 1. The industry, however, has decreased year over year. 2015 holiday season saw more sales overall versus 2016.
This marks the seventh time in the last eight years that Activision’s on-going hit franchise has been the top-selling console franchise worldwide, and the eighth consecutive year in the U.S. According to NPD, the most recent release, Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare is the #1 top-selling video game on console in the U.S. for 2016 based on total revenue and units sold from physical and digital sales (excluding hardware bundle sales).
“Call of Duty is the #1 console franchise worldwide in 2016,” said Eric Hirshberg, Activision CEO. “We’re thankful to our players for once again putting Call of Duty on top, and we recognize how rare this is – to do year after year. That’s why we push to deliver innovations and incredible gameplay that are worthy of the best fans in the world time and again. And we have an exciting year ahead in 2017.”
Here’s the full charts of the Top 10 Games in 2016:
In addition, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was the best selling title in US for the month of December.
For hardware sales, PlayStation 4 continued to dominate the charts in 2016.