Best-selling Xbox video games of 2021 in North America

Best-selling Xbox video games of 2021 in North America

The present day The NPG Group revealed North American video game sales data for December 2021, so we already have the data for all of last year. Next we will see what they were best-selling video games on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles and what is expected for the next few years when Activision Blizzard is part of microsoft.

In last month’s table we can see that Halo: Infinite was December’s best-selling video game, despite having reached the Xbox Game Pass service, which already has more than 25 million subscribers. The second best-selling game of December 2021 was Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Vanguard, followed by Madden NFL 22, Battlefield 2042 and Forza Horizon 5, giving Microsoft two Xbox exclusives in its top 5 for last month.

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As to best-selling Xbox video games in 2021, the list is headed by Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War in first and second place respectively, two Activision Blizzard games that show that Call of Duty continues to be one of the most important franchises in the gaming industry. the videogames. With the announcement that Microsoft reached an agreement to acquire Activision Blizzard For $68 billion, it’s clear that the intent is for Xbox to have the best exclusives.

The next games on the list are Madden NFL 22, Battlefield 2042, and Far Cry 6, so no game in the Top 5 is an Xbox exclusive; Forza Horizon 5 and Halo: Infinite rank sixth and seventh respectively. The next three games are Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, FIFA 22, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019); the Top 10 introduces us to three installments of Call of Duty from Activision Blizzard.

  1. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  3. Madden NFL 22
  4. Battlefield 2042
  5. far cry 6
  6. ForzaHorizon 5
  7. Halo: Infinity
  8. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  9. FIFA 22
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  11. Resident Evil: Village
  12. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
  13. NBA 2K22
  14. Mortal Kombat 11
  15. ForzaHorizon 4
  16. Madden NFL 21
  17. Back 4 Blood
  18. MLB: The Show 21
  19. Minecraft
  20. It Takes Two
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With the list of the best-selling video games on Xbox it’s easy to see why the acquisition of Activision Blizzard is a good move from Microsoft, since in this way it ensures that the best-selling franchise on PlayStation and Xbox consoles is exclusive to its platform. It should be noted that the Microsoft and Activision Blizzard transaction is expected to close in mid-2023, so it could be a while before we see an Xbox exclusive Call of Duty.