The PlayStation 5 was November 2020’s best-selling hardware platform in consumer spending, and it had the highest launch month unit and dollar sales for a video game hardware platform in U.S. history, breaking the previous record held by PlayStation 4 in November 2013.

As reported by The NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella, even though the PS5 broke those records, the Nintendo Switch was still the best-selling hardware platform in November 2020 in units sold, extending its streak for a record 24 consecutive month.

As for Xbox Series X/S, even though they did not set any records, Piscatella notes that they also “immediately and completely sold out.”

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As far as games, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War was November 2020’s best-selling game, and has already become the best-selling game of 2020 year-to-date, beating out Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This is the 13th consecutive year that a Call of Duty game has been the best-selling game of its launch month. In November 2007, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock surpassed Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s sales to take the #1 spot.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla took the number two spot and achieved the highest launch month sales for an Assassin’s Creed game since Assassin’s Creed III in 2012.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales followed at number three and had the second highest launch month sales of any superhero game on PlayStation platforms in U.S. history, trailing only behind Marvel’s Spider-Man. The full list of November 2020’s top 20 best-selling games is as follows;

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November 2020’s Best-Selling Games

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  2. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  4. Madden NFL 21
  5. NBA 2K21
  6. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
  7. Watch Dogs: Legion
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  9. FIFA 21
  10. Demon’s Souls
  11. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  12. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  13. Just Dance 2021
  14. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  15. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  16. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
  17. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  18. Marvel’s Avengers
  19. Mortal Kombat 11
  20. Ghost of Tsushima

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PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller achieved the highest launch month unit and dollar sales for a gamepad in U.S. history.

As a whole, consumers spent a November record $7.0 billion, 35% higher than November 2019. Year-to-date spending is at $44.5 billion, 22% higher than the same time period in 2019.

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Source: IGN Video Games All

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