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PS5 & Black Ops Cold War top UK’s best-sellers chart for November

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Treyarch’s newest Black Ops iteration has outsold every other new game for the month of November in the UK.

Black Ops Cold War is the #1 best selling game for November 2020 in UK, per GFK market data released on December 2.

The game beats out other huge titles, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, FIFA 21 and Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales trailing behind at the second through fourth spot, respectively.

According to the data, the vast majority of sales for Black Ops Cold War were through digital purchases, with physical boxed copies being drastically less than usual due to the ongoing pandemic. Interestingly enough, while Call of Duty was the #1 selling title for November, Spider Man: Miles Morales was actually the best selling game on PlayStation 5.

The launch title was a large part of the PS5’s marketing, and it’s no surprise PlayStation fans went for copies of it with their initial console purchase.

In terms of game sales overall, interestingly the Nintendo Switch takes the top spot for most game sales for the month of November, most likely coming from Black Friday sales. Titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 flew off the shelves.

For the physical hardware sales, PlayStation takes the #1 spot as the best selling console in the UK, followed by the heavily demanded Nintendo Switch system, which has kept that high demand since its launch in mid-2017. Microsoft’s Xbox is not mentioned in the data for this metric.

The launch of the new game systems also sparked a new demand for console accessories, which spiked 61.4% compared to the previous month, and jumped 48.3% when compared to November 2019.

The top selling accessories for the month were as follows

  • #1 – PS5 DualSense Controller
  • #2 – PS5 Pulse 3D Headset
  • #3 – PS4 Dualshock
  • #4/5 – Xbox Series X/S Controller (Shock Blue, Carbon Black)
  • #7 – PS5 Media Remote
  • #8 – Dual Sense charging Station
  • #9 – Xbox Series X/S Controller (Robot White)
  • #11 – PS5 HD Camera

The PlayStation brand dominates this chart with a wide variety of accessories, where the Xbox takes some slots, but all for extra custom colored controllers.

Additionally, the GfK also provided data for the top 20 selling games of November 2020, with Activision titles like Black Ops Cold War and Crash Bandicoot 4 holding the #1 and #20 spots.

Top 20 Best Selling Games For November 2020 UK (Data from GfK)

  • #1 – Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • #2 – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • #3 – FIFA 21
  • #4 – Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales
  • #5 – Watch Dogs: Legion
  • #6 – Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • #7 – Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • #8 – Minecraft (Switch)
  • #9 – Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  • #10 – Fortnite: The Last Laugh Bundle
  • #11 – Ring Fit Adventure
  • #12 – Marvel’s Avengers
  • #13 – Minecraft Dungeons
  • #14 – Grand Theft Auto 5
  • #15 – Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
  • #16 – Demon’s Souls
  • #17 – Star Wars: Squadrons
  • #18 -51 Worldwide Games
  • #19 – Just Dance 2021
  • #20 – Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

Source: GamesIndustry.biz