Black Ops, Assassin’s Creed And Donkey Kong Were Amongst November’s Top Sellers



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:


Rank Title System Publisher
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
05. Fable III 360 Microsoft
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
Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.