Call of Duty: Vanguard already predicted to be best selling US video game of 2021

Nicholas Barth
Call of Duty Vanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard will be the next entry in the fan-favorite video game franchise, and one analyst is already predicting that it will be the best-selling video game for 2021 ahead of its official reveal.

The excitement for Call of Duty: Vanguard is at an all-time high, as Activision has officially announced that it will be the next entry in the high-profile first-person shooter franchise, with its reveal taking place in a Warzone event on August 19.

This announcement came following a string of various leaks and teasers that have helped plenty of players get excited over what the next World War II game in the Call of Duty universe will bring.

It is expected that Call of Duty: Vanguard will continue on various features and trends that Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War have implemented over the last two years, with one analyst recently predicting that it will be the latest Call of Duty title to be the best-selling game of the year following in the footsteps of Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War.

According to a report by GameSpot, Matt Piscatella, Executive Director & Video Game Industry Advisor for the NPD Group, recently predicted that Call of Duty: Vanguard will be the best-selling video game in the United States in 2021.

The past decade has seen a Call of Duty game be the best-selling game every year besides 2013 and 2018, when the franchise had to go up against Rockstar Games heavyweights Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption II.

In addition to its large amount of success this past decade, Activision announced this year that the Call of Duty franchise had surpassed 400,000,000 premium game sales since the very first Call of Duty game was released in 2003, so it will not be surprising to see Vanguard continue this success in 2021.

The gaming community will have to wait until after Call of Duty: Vanguard releases to see if the newest entry in the franchise is indeed the best seller for 2021, especially when this year will see Battlefield 2042 and Halo Infinite both releasing as competitors in the FPS genre.

For more Call of Duty: Vanguard, check out everything you need to know about the Beta for the highly-anticipated game, and stay tuned for future coverage.

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Nicholas is a Senior Writer at Charlie INTEL who has spent the past few years writing news and guides about Call of Duty and a whole host of other video games. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in Mass Communications and loves helping readers find answers to their video game questions. You can contact Nicholas at [email protected].