Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is November’s best-selling game in the US, already the second best-selling game of the year

Video game analyst group Sarcana has released its November 2023 US Video Game Market Highlights Report And in it, the company reveals that, surprisingly, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III was the best-selling game of the month. It launched on November 10 on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC and is the second best-selling game of 2023 behind Hogwarts Legacy.

The annual Call of Duty game always sells well — it’s held the top spot in November for five years running — so today’s results aren’t surprising. However, what’s new this time around is that Modern Warfare III is now an Xbox-owned game, after Microsoft successfully completed its acquisition of Activision Blizzard for a whopping $69 billion. Also, notably, although Modern Warfare III was poorly reviewed – It holds a 56 on MetacriticThe reboot is the lowest in the Modern Warfare series, and gets a 5 out of 10 Game Informer – It’s still selling well, per usual.

However, on both PlayStation and Xbox, it was the most played free-to-play game of the month on both platforms, behind Fortnite.

Here are the top 10 best selling games of November 2023:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
  2. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  3. The Hogwarts Legacy
  4. Madden NFL 24
  5. Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  6. EA Sports FC 24
  7. Super Mario RPG
  8. Mortal Kombat 1
  9. NBA 2K24
  10. UFC 5

And here are the year-to-date top 10 best-selling games in 2023:

  1. The Hogwarts Legacy
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  5. Madden NFL 24
  6. Diablo IV
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  8. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  9. Mortal Kombat 1
  10. Starfield

In terms of platforms, the PlayStation 5 remains the best-selling hardware platform in November in terms of both unit and dollar sales. The Xbox Series X/S is second for both measures. The newly released PlayStation Portal was the fourth best-selling platform in November.

Overall, US consumer spending on video game content, hardware and accessories fell 7 percent from last year to $5.9 billion. Circana Executive Director Matt Piscatella says The decline was driven by a 24 percent drop in hardware spending to $964 million and a 3 percent drop in content to $4.6 billion.

“All current-generation consoles have experienced double-digit percentage declines in dollar sales compared to a year ago, with the Nintendo Switch showing the sharpest year-over-year decline,” writes Piscatella. Twitter.

For more, check out October 2023’s best-selling games and then read the September 2023 video game spending results. read Game Informers Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III review and then find out what we thought of Hogwarts Legacy.

Are you playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III? Let us know what you think about it in the comments below!

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