Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot skyrocketed to the best selling video game of January 2020 according to industry tracker NPD.

NPD reports Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was the top selling game based on dollar sales. It bested Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Madden NFL 20.

Here’s the Top 19 Best Selling Games for January 2020 according to NPD:

  1. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. NBA 2K20
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  8. Mario Kart 8
  9. Ring Fit Adventure
  10. Red Dead Redemption II
  11. Minecraft II
  12. Pokemon Sword
  13. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  14. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  16. Need for Speed: Heat
  17. FIFA 20
  18. Just Dance 2020
  19. Mortal Kombat 11

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot would be the top selling game on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2020.

The Top 10 Games for the Xbox One were:

  1. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  5. NBA 2K20
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  8. Red Dead Redemption II
  9. Need for Speed: Heat
  10. FIFA 20

The top 10 for PlayStation were:

  1. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  6. NBA 2K20
  7. Need for Speed: Heat
  8. Minecraft
  9. FIFA 20
  10. Red Dead Redemption II

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The top performing game on the Switch was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Here’s the top 10:

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. Ring Fit Adventure
  4. Pokemon Sword
  5. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  7. Pokemon Shield
  8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  9. Super Mario Party
  10. Just Dance 2020

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While Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot took the top spot for January 2020, the month performed poorly compared to 2019 sales which saw the release of Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2.

NPD reports that dollar sales tracked by them declined 31%. NPD analyst Mat Piscatella believes this decline is due to the “new release slate.”

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Not only were software sales down, but sales across the board declined from January last year. Piscatella reports, “Tracked spending across video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards topped $678 million, falling 26% compared to January 2019.”

Piscatella believes the reason for this decline is “late cycle hardware dynamics for PS4 and Xbox One, as well as a lighter new release software slate.”

While Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot took the top spot for January 2020, it has not yet cracked the top 10 for the 12 months ending January 2020.

NPD reports Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 is the top selling game in the 12 months ending January 2020.

The top 10 includes:

  1. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019
  2. NBA2K20
  3. Madden NFL 20
  4. Borderlands 3
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  7. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  8. Super Smash Bro. Ultimate
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Mario Kart 8

Are you surprised by any of these rankings? What do you make of this report?

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