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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is second highest-grossing game in US in last 12 months

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is second highest-grossing game in US in last 12 months

EA's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is apparently the second best-grossing game in the United States for the last 12 months.

That's according to research firm NPD Group's Mat Piscatella, who shared what the most successful releases for the 12 months ending October 2020 were on Twitter (below).

Jedi: Fallen Order is second only to Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and comes in ahead of Nintendo Switch exclusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Digital sales haven't been included in sales of titles from that platform at the behest of Nintendo. Because, um, Nintendo.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Madden NFL 21 and 20 both make an appearance in the Top Ten at No.4 and No.6 respectively, sandwiching PlayStation 4 exclusive The Last of Us: Part II, which sits in fifth place. Fellow PS4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima was the seventh best-selling title of the 12 month period, while Nintendo Switch titles Pokémon Sword and Mario Kart 8: Deluxe take No.8 and No.9 respectively. Rounding off the Top Ten is Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII: Remake.

Jedi: Fallen Order launched in November 2019. Publisher EA reckoned the game would sell between six and eight million units by March 2020, but in January upgraded this prediction to 10m copies off of the back of strong sales.

By the end of the financial year in March, the game had been played by more than 10m people.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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