Call of Duty: Black Ops II enters NPD’s top 10 charts due to backward compatibility

Here’s one for the history books. As you all know, the NPD tracks game sales in the United States and today they revealed which games made it to the top 10 in the country. As expected, the Nintendo Switch continues its hardware and software dominance but what about Xbox One and PlayStation 4? The top 10 games for April 2017 in America are as follows:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  2. Persona 5
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. MLB 17: The Show
  5. Ghost Recon Wildlands
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Overwatch
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II

What do we have at the No. 10 position? Well, it’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Yes, the same Call of Duty: Black Ops II from 2012! Since the title was announced as being backward compatibility, it’s not only witnessed a sales boost in places like Amazon and GameStop, but it’s also selling exceptionally well on the Xbox Marketplace. This just goes to show you the power of backward compatibility and how it can turn a game from 2012 into a top seller in 2017. Is this doesn’t disprove the naysayers and highlights backward compatibility’s value, we don’t know what will.

Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops II propels players into a near-future, 21st century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare. The game is one of the best Call of Duty titles to come out in recent years and if you haven’t played it yet, get it right now!

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