‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Is the Decade’s Best-Selling Video Game in U.S.

A new report from industry analysts at Nielsen’s NPD Group has revealed that Rockstar Games’ 2013 hit Grand Theft Auto V is the best-selling title of the past decade in the U.S. based on total dollar sales.

Of the top 10 games of the decade on any platform, Call of Duty franchise titles took up seven of the spots, with 2010’s Call of Duty: Black Ops the highest charter in the No. 2 slot (this year’s Modern Warfare did not make the top 10 list). Meanwhile, Rockstar Games scored two spots on the decade’s top 10 with Grand Theft Auto V taking the No. 1 position overall and 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2 landing at No. 7. Minecraft was the No. 10 seller of the 2010s.

The new report also included figures for overall video game spending in the U.S. in December and 2019. Sales dropped sharply in the final month of the year when compared to 2018’s numbers. Read More

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