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The Best-Selling Video Games in 2021 in the US

The video game industry has taken the world by storm. At a time when the covid epidemic has forced people to stay at home, people are playing video games more than ever. It’s no surprise that game sales have skyrocketed. Video game publishers like Ubisoft, EA, Nintendo, and Activision have released multiple AAA-rated games that topped the highest-grossing charts. One of the most popular, most criticized yet top-selling video game franchises in 2021 is Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War are two of the highest-selling video games in the US. 

In this article, we list the best-selling video games of 2021 in the US. Read on!

1. Call of Duty: Vanguard

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Call of Duty Vanguard by Activision is a new, groundbreaking, first-person shooter that is available right now to all Xbox One, PS4, and PC players. You get to play this exciting game for free and now you can even enjoy it with a group of friends. It’s the ultimate multiplayer first-person shooter and it’s a must-have for any Call of Duty fan. Call of Duty: Vanguard tops the list of best-selling video games in the US in 2021.

2. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War

With Call of Duty: Vanguard on top of the list, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold war is second on the list of highest-selling video games of 2021. Call of Duty. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War is a first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. 

3. Madden NFL 22

Madden NFL 22 is the latest installment in the Madden NFL game series from EA Sports. The game was released on August 17, 2021, and has been successful to entertain NFL lovers worldwide. If you are an NFL fan, Madden NFL 22 is a must-play game. Madden NFL is ranks #3 on 2021’s highest-selling video games list.

4. Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl

Pokemon is one of the most popular video game franchises in the world. It is so popular, in fact, that the Pokemon games generate more in-game revenue than any other franchise. Some of the key components of the Pokemon games include beautiful graphics and art, a captivating story, and many trainers to battle against. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder there are so many different Pokemon games. Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon: Shining Pearl are two new Pokemon games that rank as the 4th highest-grossing video game of 2021. 

5. Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042 is a military-themed first-person shooter that is set in the future and provides a unique take on the modern military. Battlefield Vs Call of Duty has always been a topic of Debate but Call of Duty clearly wins the best-selling video games of 2021 with its two installments ranking on the top. However, Battlefield 2042 is no less in terms of gameplay, graphics, and character build-ups. Published under Electronic Arts, the Battlefield franchise is one of the best of all time.

6. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Marvel’s Spider-Man has been a huge success. It has quickly become one of the most popular PS4 games of all time. Insomniac Games started off with a huge hit with their previous game, Ratchet, and Clank, and continued to keep their fans enthralled with the story and gameplay Spider-Man provides. Released on November 12, 2022, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales ranks #6 on the list of best-selling video games of 2021. 

7. Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 is the latest version of the most-famous, most-played Mario Kart series and it has been a blast to play! From the new and improved battle mode to 8 new battle courses, to the return of the classic battle mode, to the new characters, Mario Kart 8 is one of the best iterations of the series so far. If you love Mario Kart, you’ll love Mario Kart 8! Simple as that. I’m 

8. Resident Evil: Village

Resident Evil: Village is a brand new installment of the Resident Evil franchise. Relive the horror and fear of Resident Evil in a cinematic horror experience that makes players feel like they are actually there. The Resident Evil: Village world is similar to that of its previous installments but with newer characters, modes, weapons, and zombies that are deadlier than ever. If you are a fan of horror games, Resident Evil: Village, the 8th highest-selling video game of 2021, is a game for you to play.

9. MLB: The Show 21

The MLB: The Show series is a franchise sports video game from Sony Interactive Entertainment and MLB that offers gameplay similar to MLB’s official baseball video games. The MLB: The Show 21 is the latest installment of the series with features, new modes of play, depth-driven gameplay, a new graphics engine, an all-new batting system, and a new and improved pitching system.

10. Super Mario 3D World

Released on February 12, 2021, Super Mario 3D World is the 10th most selling video game of 2021 in the US. Super Mario 3D World is one of the best games Nintendo has ever released. It has an amazing single-player mode as well as a multiplayer mode that is great for all ages. It is one of the most addictive games that you can spend hundreds of hours playing yet not get tired of. Super Mario gets better as it gets old.  

Below is the list of most-selling video games of 2021 in the US:

1Call of Duty: VanguardActivision Blizzard (Corp)
2Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold WarActivision Blizzard (Corp)
3Madden NFL 22Electronic Arts
4Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl*Nintendo
5Battlefield 2042Electronic Arts
6Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony (Corp)
7Mario Kart 8*Nintendo
8Resident Evil: VillageCapcom USA
9MLB: The Show 21^Sony (Corp)
10Super Mario 3D World*Nintendo
11Far Cry 6Ubisoft
12FIFA 22Electronic Arts
13MinecraftMultiple Video Game Manufacturers
14Animal Crossing: New Horizons*Nintendo
15NBA 2K22*Take-Two Interactive
16Assassin’s Creed: ValhallaUbisoft
17Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*Nintendo
18Back 4 BloodWarner Bros. Interactive
19Mortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive
20Forza Horizon 5Microsoft (Corp)

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