In recent days, Mat Piscatella, an analyst at NPD Group, has revealed interesting information about the history of video game sales in the United States since the company began its registration in 1995. Thanks to these data we were able to know the changes in the preferences of the American public in the video game industry and today a new list has been presented with the titles with the highest turnover per dollars from 1995 to 2017.
today, Mat Piscatella has decided to take a look at the history of video game sales in the United States and this time the analyst presented the best-selling games from 1995 to 2017, revealing interesting information. The list of analysts in the NPD group highlights Nintendo's dominance at the end of the 1990s, from 1996 to 2000, the best-selling game was one of the Nintendo 64's, in particular, Super Mario 64; Mario Kart 64; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; Donkey Kong 64 is Pokémon Stadium they had the preference of American players in those years.
Once the 21st century started, the sales landscape changed and US players opted for 2 franchises: Madden NFL is Grand Theft Auto. Subsequently, a couple of years of the first decade after 2000 recorded the glory days of musical games and both Guitar Hero such as Rock Band they were the best-selling titles in 2007 and 2008, respectively.
However, since 2009 the leadership in the US market has been nothing more than call of Duty, whose deliveries have been at the top of the sales every year, except in the case of 2013, when another giant debuted: Grand Theft Auto V. Here is the complete list:
- 1995 – Mortal Kombat III
- 1996 – Super Mario 64
- 1997 – Mario Kart 64
- 1998 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- 1999 – Donkey Kong 64
- 2000 – Pokémon Stadium
- 2001 – Madden NFL 2002
- 2002 – Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- 2003 – Madden NFL 2004
- 2004 – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- 2005 – Madden NFL 06
- 2006 – Madden NFL 07
- 2007 – Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
- 2008 – Rock Band
- 2009 – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- 2010 – Call of Duty Black Ops
- 2011 – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
- 2012 – Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
- 2013 – Grand Theft Auto V
- 2014 – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- 2015 – Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- 2016 – Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- 2017 – Call of Duty: WWII
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