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NPD US Top 10 Best-Selling Games For September 2016 List Revealed

by Mike Guarino


The NPD results for gaming software in the US during September 2016 are in, and the numbers aren’t all that surprising. Sports games largely dominated the top 5 (taking up nearly every slot), and some of the other usual suspects have hung on for the remainder of the top 10.

It was NBA 2k17 that was the best-selling game of the month, which was then followed by Madden NFL 17, FIFA 17 and NHL 17. Of course, you need to remember that digital sales and sales were not taken into account. The following is the complete top 10:

1 NBA 2k17

2 Madden NFL 17

3 FIFA 17

4 NHL 17

5 BioShock: The Collection

6 Destiny: The Collection

7 Grand Theft Auto V

8 Overwatch

9 Forza Horizon 3

10 Call of Duty: Black Ops III

NPD analyst Sam Naji said that “Software spending declined by 21 percent to $473 million. The month was strong in new releases of sport games and although NBA 2K17 outperformed last year’s NBA 2K16 in dollar revenue for September, other new sport games, FIFA 17 and NHL 17 both underperformed in dollar sales compared to their predecessors.”

He concludes by saying “This month’s new software releases — NBA 2K17, FIFA 17, NHL 17 and Forza Horizon 3 — could not compete with last year’s stronger slate of new games,” said Naji. “September 2015 included NBA 2K16, FIFA 16, NHL 16, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Destiny: The Taken King, Mad Max, Disney Infinity 3.0, and Super Mario Maker for the Wii U.”

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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