2023 marked the first time in 15 years that a Call of Duty or Rockstar game didn’t top the annual sales chart in the United States.
Hogwarts Legacy was last year’s No.1 game based on dollar sales (as opposed to unit sales), according Mat Piscatella, executive director at research firm Circana.
Rock Band was the last non-Call of Duty or Rockstar game to achieve the feat back in 2008.
Overall, Call of Duty was the best-selling franchise in the US in 2023 (excluding add-on content) for a record 15th year running, with Modern Warfare 3 coming in at No.2 on the annual software chart and Modern Warfare 2 at No.7.
Total US consumer spending on game hardware, content and accessories reached $57.2 billion in 2023, which was up 1% compared to 2022.