In case you ever thought it was too late to succeed, Grand Theft Auto V, which released in 2013, is still one of 2017's top selling games. Yep, GTA V sold more copies in 2017 than NBA 2K17, MLB The Show 17, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Not only is the 4 year old game still one of the top grossing titles in 2017, GTA V has managed to sell over 75 million copies during the game's lifetime. Yep. 75 million sold in four years. That's, pretty damn impressive.
According to the NPD Group's findings (which we got through IGN) the top selling games of 2017 so far are:
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- For Honor
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Mass Effect: Andromeda
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
- Grand Theft Auto V
- NBA 2K17
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- MLB 17: The Show
So despite all of that trouble with their facial animations, Mass Effect: Andromeda has sold pretty darn well. And Ubisoft was actually telling the truth about their games being the top for 2017 so far. Its pretty cool to get third-party confirmation of that, because I try not to trust a company's self-reported sales position. And having played both Ghost Recon: Wildlands and For Honor, I can tell why fans would pick those games up over something like Resident Evil 7. For Honor is built for multiplayer, and Wildlands was the fist major shooter of 2017. So of course they did well. And, despite my protests, Ubisoft is still a massive juggernaut in the worlds of games.