April 2017 NPD: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 one of the best selling games of April
It literally came out in 2012.
April was relatively small for new game releases. We had Persona 5 at the start and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at the end but there wasn't a ton in between! So, we were all watching to see how well the games from the busy month of March would do.
Below you'll find the top 20 best selling games of April 2017, the games with the * next to them mean they don't include digital sales. A couple things to note are that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 managed to rank in the top 10 best sellers after hitting Xbox One backward compatibility. Even 5 years later, the game is managing to sell boat loads of copies.
Another thing to note is that Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 did not manage to crack the top 20 despite releasing very early on in the month, managing to fall behind games that are months and even years old. A number of technical issues plagued the game, leading to poor reviews. It's hard to say if we'll see another entry in the series after the poor critical reception and sales.
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
- Persona 5*
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
- MLB 17: The Show
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Mass Effect: Andromeda
- NBA 2K17
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Horizon: Zero Dawn
- Lego City Undercover
- Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
- Lego Worlds
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
- Battlefield 1
- For Honor
- Nier: Automata
On top of all of that, it looks as if the Nintendo Switch is managing to make a name for itself this year. The console sold better than the Xbox One and PS4 in April and two of the top 10 selling games of the month were exclusive to the console and they may continue to chart throughout 2017 as more people get their hands on the console.