While it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Call of Duty: Black Ops was the best-selling game in November, it’s also now the 7th best-selling game of all time. Black Ops sold 8.4 million units at retail in a single month and accounted for 25% of all video game software units sold during the month.
The rest of the NPD top-ten for the month consists of a similarly high-profile games. November saw publishers striking out with the best they had. For Ubisoft, this consisted of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, which took the #2 spot, followed by Just Dance 2 at #3.
Fable III for the Xbox 360 also turned up at #5, as did Donkey Kong Country Returns at #6. While Fable III got a head start by releasing in October, it’s rather impressive that Donkey Kong, despite being on a single platform, managed to outsell Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, which was on every current-gen home console on the market.
Following behind Hot Pursuit was another racing game — Gran Turismo 5 — for the PlayStation 3, at #8. The top-ten for the month of November was as follows:
|01.||Call of Duty: Black Ops||PS3, 360, PC, Wii DS||Activision Blizzard|
|02.||Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood||PS3, 360||Ubisoft|
|03.||Just Dance 2||Wii||Ubisoft|
|04.||Madden NFL 11||PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, PS2||Electronic Arts|
|06.||Donkey Kong Country Returns||Wii||Nintendo|
|07.||Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit||PS3, 360, Wii, PC||Electronic Arts|
|08.||Gran Turismo 5||PS3||Sony|
|09.||NBA 2K11||PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, PS2||Take Two|
|10.||Wii Fit Plus||Wii||Nintendo|