The Ten Best-Selling Third-Party Games Ever on All Consoles in the United States

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NPD’s Mat Piscatella has posted on Twitter the best-selling third-party games ever in North America on all platforms and consoles in the Nintendo, Xbox and PlayStation families.

The data refer to combined sales based on revenues in dollars and not in single units distributed, as often happens in the surveys provided by the NPD group.

10 best-selling third-party games ever in the USA

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty Black Ops
  3. Call of Duty Black Ops II
  4. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
  5. Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock
  6. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  7. Rock Band
  8. Call of Duty Black Ops III
  9. Call of Duty Ghosts
  10. Call of Duty WWII

The global ranking actually includes only three games that do not belong to the Call of Duty franchise, namely GTA V (in the first position), Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock and Rock Band, bearing witness to how flourishing was the trend of musical games.

10 best-selling third-party games on Nintendo consoles

  1. Guitar Hero World Tour
  2. Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock
  3. Just Dance 2
  4. Just Dance 3
  5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
  6. LEGO Star Wars The Complete Saga
  7. Rock Band
  8. Just Dance 4
  9. Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games
  10. Rock Band 2

Also on Nintendo consoles, musical games triumph, with Guitar Hero World Tour in first place followed by Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock, Just Dance 2 and Just Dance 3.

10 best-selling third-party games on PlayStation

  1. GTA V
  2. Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock
  3. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
  4. Call of Duty Black Ops
  5. Call of Duty Black Ops II
  6. Red Dead Redemption II
  7. Call of Duty WWII
  8. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
  9. Call of Duty Black Ops III
  10. Call of Duty Black Ops IIII

Also in this case no surprise, with GTA V firmly in first place followed by Guitar Hero 3 and GTA San Andreas for PS2. In the ranking also Red Dead Redemption 2 (sixth place), for the rest in the top 10, there are exclusive games from the Call of Duty series.

10 best-selling third-party games on the Xbox

  1. Call of Duty Black Ops
  2. Call of Duty Black Ops II
  3. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
  4. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  5. Call of Duty Ghosts
  6. Call of Duty Black Ops III
  7. Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
  8. Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
  9. Call of Duty WWII

As for Xbox instead, the ranking is occupied only by games of the Call of Duty series, with Black Ops in the lead, followed by COD Black Ops 2 and Modern Warfare 3, all released on Xbox 360 between 2010 and 2012.