These Were December’s Best-Selling Games In The U.S.


The top-ten best-sellers in the U.S. during the month of December should come as no surprise. Call of Duty: Ghosts led the pack at the #1 spot, with Battlefield 4 at #2. Naturally, Grand Theft Auto V, too, was among December’s best-selling titles.


Rank Title System Publisher
01. Call of Duty: Ghosts 360, PS3, XBO, XBO, Wii U, PC Activision Blizzard
02. Battlefield 4 360, XBO, PS4, PS3, PC Electronic Arts
03. Just Dance 2014 Wii, 360, Wii U, XBO, PS3, PS4 Ubisoft
04. Madden NFL 25 360, XBO, PS3, PS4 Electronic Arts
05. NBA 2K14 360, PS3, PS4, XBO, PC Take 2
06. Assassin’s Creed IV 360, PS3, PS4, XBO, Wii U, PC Ubisoft
07. Grand Theft Auto V 360, PS3 Take 2
08. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 360, PS3, 3DS, XBO, PS4, Wii U, PSV, PC Warner Bros.
09. FIFA 14 360, PS4, XBO, PS3, PSV Electronic Arts
10. Skylanders SWAP Force Wii, 360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, XBO, PS4 Activision Blizzard


What is notable, though, is that Pokémon X and Pokémon Y appear to be missing from the top-10 list. The NPD Group did note, however, that both Pokémon titles would have made it into the top-10, were it arranged based on sales on a single platform. Meanwhile, Nintendo’s slate of Mario titles is nowhere to be seen either.

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.