Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto reign on the list of the 10 best games of the decade

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We know what American players have been buying more in recent years, and you probably won’t be surprised that Call of Duty Top the list. But it’s Rockstar’s masterpiece, Grand Theft Auto V, who takes the cake.

The NPD group released its list of the best-selling games in the US. UU. From the 2010-2019 decade, and it is interesting to see what we play most in microcosm. It is not a big surprise that Grand Theft Auto V He managed to get first place: I feel that I have seen him in the monthly bestseller category every month since its launch.

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While the game for a player was excellent and, without a doubt, what boosted the initial sales, it was probably the addition of GTA Online Multiplayer mode that keeps the game in first place. It’s a bit ironic, considering Rockstar and GTA They were so infamous in the previous decade because of their not very familiar content. Red Dead Redemption 2 He also managed to enter the list, which is also not surprising considering that it is just a damn good game.

What did surprise me a little was how consistently Call of Duty appears in the list. As PC Gamer noted, seven of the top ten games are in the shooters franchise. The ten of the Call of Duty The games released in the last ten years are among the top 20, even the not-so-good ones. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said on twitter that 2019 was the eleventh consecutive year Cod It has been the best selling franchise.

I’m not kidding: we Really, Really I like Call of Duty. Just to give you an idea of ​​how crazy CodThe market domain is: Modern war He reached number 12 on the list and has only been in the market for a few months. Even Infinite war I reached the 15th position and thought everyone hated that game. But apparently even a mediocre Cod It will still clean the house.

It is also fun to compare these best-selling products with those of the previous decade, which NPD has conveniently done in this tweet:

We still liked Cod Y GTA in the previous decade, but we were much more worried about rock and play To get mad. I don’t know exactly what changed in the intervening years, other than that, they just don’t Guitar Hero or Rock Band games like they used to do more.

Minecraft complete the first ten, because of course it is. Other participants in the top 20 include Breath of the wild Y Mario Kart 8 Repping for Nintendo. Destination, the aura successor, takes the place previously occupied by the other science fiction FPS of Bungie.

I am honestly a little surprised Skyrim It is not higher on the list, it comes out at number 13, but I am sure it is not for lack of testing by Bethesda. I would say better luck next time, Todd Howard, but dear God, don’t let go Elder Scrolls 6 This many times. I beg you.

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