NPD Group

November spending across video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards totaled $2.7 billion, flat when compared to the same time last year, according to the NPD Group.

Gains in hardware, accessories, and game cards spending were offset by a decline in software sales due to Call of Duty‘s release shift to October.

Year-to-date spending across all categories, $13.2 billion, grew 16 percent when compared to last year. This is the highest year-to-date total since the $13.9 billion total from January to November 2010.

For the first time ever, three console platforms sold more than 1 million units in November: the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One each sold more than 1.3 million units.

The top 10 games for November across all platforms, ranked by dollar sales, were Red Dead Redemption IICall of Duty: Black Ops IIIIBattlefield VFallout 76Pokemon: Lets Go PikachuPokemon: Lets Go EeveeNBA 2K19Madden NFL 19Spyro Reignited Trilogy, and FIFA 19.

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Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley is a senior editor at The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. She covers all things toys and fandom, and has appeared on Cheddar and a variety of regional news networks to talk about the latest trends in both. She is a movie score enthusiast, mediocre knitter, proud Syracuse alumna, and Marvel lover. You can usually find her at the movies or hanging out at home with her super-pup, Parker.