Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is already the 20th best-selling game (in dollar sales) since sales tracking for US games began.
In the NPD report for January sales in the US (and pointed out by NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella), Black Ops Cold War was the country’s best-selling game for the third straight month, since its release in November. In just two months on sale, it became the best-selling game of 2020 according to NPD’s stats (although those figures didn’t account for digital sales of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which may have beaten it to the title).
As a result of just those three months of huge sales, Black Ops Cold War is now 20th on the NPD’s list of best-selling games – although, given that they’re based on dollar sales, it may be that inflation could shift that list somewhat.
The stats make clear just how huge Black Ops Cold War has been, likely bolstered by the continuing popularity of Call of Duty: Warzone, and its intrinsic tie to the new game. In our Black Ops Cold War reviews, we awarded the game’s Campaign and Zombies modes a 7/10 each, with multiplayer garnering a 6/10.
Don’t expect Activision to sit on its laurels, however – we already have confirmation that a new mainline Call of Duty game is on the way for the end of 2021.