NPD Reveals GTA V to be Best Selling Game of 2013 in US

Annual charts released for 2013 by the NPD Group reveals that Grand Theft Auto V was the best selling game last year in the US.

The news isn’t that surprising really, considering it managed to cross $1 billion in just the first three days of its launch.

Rockstar’s latest GTA installment then went on to break a total of seven Guinness world records, including the fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion. It also overtook the lifetime sales of Grand Theft Auto IV in UK within the first three weeks of release.

Coming in second place is Call of Duty: Ghosts. Despite the fact that many point at Call of Duty games to be similar every year, each title has always ended up being the year’s blockbuster game.

Battlefield 4 placed fourth, followed by Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Interestingly Call of Duty: Black Ops II managed to come on the seventh spot. This game really has sold good.

Here is the complete list of the top 10 best selling games, as told by the NPD Group for cross-platform:

  1. Grand Theft Auto 5
  2. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  3. Madden NFL 25
  4. Battlefield 4
  5. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
  6. NBA 2K14
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  8. Just Dance 2014
  9. Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition
  10. Disney Infinity