FIFA 21 leads US sales for the first time in franchise history

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FIFA 21 achieves this important milestone in Electronic Arts history, leading a podium featuring Madden NFL 21 and Watch Dogs Legion.

Every season we are used to seeing the franchise at the top of the sales charts in most of the world, but this is not usually the case in the United States, where they are more of football that is played with the hands. Until this year, in which for the first time in the already long history of the Electronic Arts license, FIFA 21 -with next gen version in December- has managed to lead the list of the best-selling games in the US in its launch month ( October).

It is not a trivial achievement, since it also takes that first place on both consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, as reported by NPD Group analyst Matt Piscatella. Of course, it does not mean that the Americans dispense with one of their national sports, and Madden NFL 21 is in second place,. Behind them we find another new release, Watch Dogs Legion, curiously the first installment of the Ubisoft saga not set in the United States, after enjoying the cities of Chicago and San Francisco in its first two installments. Another important achievement, since it achieves it in just 3 days, having been launched on the market on October 29.

In short, these were the ten best-selling games of last October in the United States:

  • FIFA 21
  • Madden NFL 21
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • NHL 21
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
  • Super Mario 3D All Stars
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s about time
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It remains to be seen if FIFA 21 has enough time to sneak into the top ten best-selling games of the year, a list led by COD: Modern Warfare, and in which, despite not having been received with great enthusiasm, it appears, surprisingly , Marvel’s Avengers.

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Madden NFL 21
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Ghost of tsushima
  • Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Super Mario 3D All Stars
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

October in general was a fantastic month for video games in North America, as Piscatella said that video game spending was a 14% increase over the same period in 2019. In fact, according to their forecasts, this will only grow even more thanks to the launch of the new consoles.


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