Mar 13, 2024

Question of the Day: What were the top 3 selling video games last year?

The multi-billion dollar gaming industry is not playing around...


  1. Hogwarts Legacy
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
  3. Madden NFL 24


  • What similarities/patterns do you see in the list of top selling video games?
  • What are some ways that game developers “nudge” players to spend more?
  • Do you think it’s important to include things like video games in your budget? Explain why or why not.


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Behind the numbers (GameSpot): 

"Which games sold the best in 2023? The research company Circana, formerly known as NPD, publishes an updated list of the best-selling games, and now that the year has come to a close, we know which game sold more than all the rest. The ranking is not perfect or necessarily complete.

And the winner is... Hogwarts Legacy. It ends a lengthy streak that saw either Call of Duty or a Rockstar Games title taking the crown every year since 2009.

Hogwarts Legacy launched in February 2023, so it had a huge advantage in terms of time on the market compared to Modern Warfare III, which launched in November. Hogwarts Legacy is also available on the hugely popular Switch console, and Modern Warfare III is not."


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About the Author

Ryan Wood

Ryan grew up with and maintains a love for learning. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration and worked in sports marketing for a number of years. After living in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Minnesota, the call of education eventually brought Ryan back to his home state of Wisconsin where he was a Business and Marketing teacher for three years. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, play basketball, read, and go fishing. Now with NGPF, Ryan is excited to help teachers lead the most important course their students will ever take.

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