May 2020 tracked spending across video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards totaled $922 million, a 52% increase year-over-year. This is also the highest May month since 2008’s $1.2 billion.However, there was a significant drop from April 2020, which saw tracked spending across the same categories reach $1.5 billion, led by Final Fantasy VII Remake, which dropped to #8 this month.
Additionally, no new release cracked the top 10 for best-selling games this month, however, three games – Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Minecraft Dungeons, and Saints Row: The Third Remastered, came in at 14, 15, and 16, respectively.
Every 2020 Video Game Release
The full list of best-selling games for May 2020 is as follows:
May 2020’s Best-Selling Games
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- NBA 2K20
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Red Red Redemption 2
- Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Assassins’ Creed Odyessey
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- Madden NFL 20
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Need for Speed: Heat
- Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
- Minecraft Dungeons
- Saints Row: The Third Remastered
- MLB The Show 20
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
- FIFA 20
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is also the best-selling game of the year through May, with Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Final Fantasy VII Remake following it.
The Nintendo Switch was once again the bestselling hardware platform in May 2020 in both unit and dollar sales. The unit sales for the Switch were the highest for an individual platform in a May month since the the Nintendo DS’ May 2009.June 2020 will be an interesting month, as we will see such games being released as The Last of Us Part 2, Pokemon Sword and Shield: The Isle of Armor, Disintegration, SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, and more.
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