NPD top 10 best selling games of the decade (2010-2019)

Naga

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GTAV is of course first, although it probably doesn't include PC sales for Minecraft.
Rest is Call of Duty and Red Dead 2.

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here's 11-20, thanks for the info
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Mario Kart 8
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Battlefield 1
Battlefield 4
Destiny
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Star Wars Battlefront 2015
Also from venturebeat:
Top 20 best-selling games from 2000 through 2009 in the U.S.
  1. Guitar Hero III Legends Of Rock
  2. Wii Fit
  3. Rock Band
  4. Wii Play W/ Remote
  5. Guitar Hero World Tour
  6. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  7. Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  8. Mario Kart Wii
  9. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  10. Call Of Duty: World At War
  11. Guitar Hero 2
  12. Rock Band 2
  13. Madden NFL 07
  14. Halo 3
  15. Madden NFL 08
  16. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  17. Madden NFL 09
  18. Halo 2
  19. Grand Theft Auto IV
  20. Madden NFL 06
 
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poklane

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Full top 20:
  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  4. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  6. Call Of Duty: Ghosts
  7. Red Dead Redemption II
  8. Call of Duty: WWII
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  10. Minecraft
  11. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  13. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  14. Mario Kart 8
  15. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  16. Battlefield 1
  17. Battlefield 4
  18. Destiny
  19. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  20. Star Wars Battlefront 2015
 

m051293

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Here's the Top 20.

NPD 20 Best Selling Games of the Decade

https://venturebeat.com/2020/01/16/the-top-20-best-selling-games-of-the-decade-in-the-u-s/

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  4. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  6. Call Of Duty: Ghosts
  7. Red Dead Redemption II
  8. Call of Duty: WWII
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  10. Minecraft
  11. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  13. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  14. Mario Kart 8
  15. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  16. Battlefield 1
  17. Battlefield 4
  18. Destiny
  19. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  20. Star Wars Battlefront 2015
MK8 and BOTW only Nintendo games to make the list, which must combine the Wii U and NSW sales (but of course, no digital).

Presumably, Digital is missing from some of these (Nintendo).
 

Mory Dunz

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If we didn't already know, BOTW + Wii U version has passed Odyssey in the west officially (physically)

not sure if the NSW version alone has
 

elenarie

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Nice! CoD has been such a powerful franchise this decade. MW 2019 is a hint that they will keep on doing great work.
 

Shadoken

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Top 20 best-selling games from 2000 through 2009 in the U.S.
  1. Guitar Hero III Legends Of Rock
  2. Wii Fit
  3. Rock Band
  4. Wii Play W/ Remote
  5. Guitar Hero World Tour
  6. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  7. Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  8. Mario Kart Wii
  9. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  10. Call Of Duty: World At War
  11. Guitar Hero 2
  12. Rock Band 2
  13. Madden NFL 07
  14. Halo 3
  15. Madden NFL 08
  16. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  17. Madden NFL 09
  18. Halo 2
  19. Grand Theft Auto IV
  20. Madden NFL 06


Wow its basically the same. Although a lot of stuff like Guitar Hero and Wii Fit are on there because of really expensive peripherals.
 

igordennis

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Full top 20:
  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  4. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  6. Call Of Duty: Ghosts
  7. Red Dead Redemption II
  8. Call of Duty: WWII
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  10. Minecraft
  11. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  13. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  14. Mario Kart 8
  15. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  16. Battlefield 1
  17. Battlefield 4
  18. Destiny
  19. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  20. Star Wars Battlefront 2015
Minecraft and Destiny the only new IPs on the list (of course, after all the top selling games of an entire decade are going to be the most popular existing properties). Destiny's success is great to see.
 

gspec

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Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is the only RPG in that top 20 list. Such a shame so many great rpgs too
 

Trey

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As a general rule of thumb when it comes to exclusives, Nintendo dominates even without reported digital numbers. That's less that Sony does poorly with their exclusives and more just how powerful Nintendo's heavy hitters have been and will remain.
Also keep in mind Nintendo rarely, if ever, discounts the price of their prestige games. Breath of the Wild will be sold from them at MSRP until the heat death of the universe.
 

Everywhere

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Full top 20:
  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  4. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  6. Call Of Duty: Ghosts
  7. Red Dead Redemption II
  8. Call of Duty: WWII
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  10. Minecraft
  11. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  13. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  14. Mario Kart 8
  15. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  16. Battlefield 1
  17. Battlefield 4
  18. Destiny
  19. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  20. Star Wars Battlefront 2015
#19 WOW
 

jaymzi

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So biggest difference between this decade and 2000-2009 is that before there were sports titles and games with plastic peripherals, while this decade replaced those games with even more shooters.
 

Shadoken

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So biggest difference between this decade and 2000-2009 is that before there were sports titles and games with plastic peripherals, while this decade replaced those games with even more shooters.
And right below those shooters are sports games once again.
Dont forget the 90s where it was just Platformers and Sports games.


tl;dr sports games are the best selling genre of games in the US since the dawn of gaming.
 

massoluk

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Actually, kudos to BotW for actually making it to top 20. It's a popular series, but never THAT popular
 

fiendcode

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Rockstar, Nintendo, Bethesda and Microsoft saving us.

I wonder what a top 20 without FPS would look like?