D&D 5E 5e relative rankings by year: Amazon vs. Goodreads

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Because apparently my Amazon sales thread wasn't enough stat collecting for me this month... data is more or less current as of this post and subject to change within hours.

YearAmazon: Dungeons & Dragons Game categoryAmazon: Total reviews [rating]Goodreads: Total reviews [rating]
2014PHB (#1)
MM (#2)
DMG (#3)
Hoard of the Dragon Queen (#47)
Rise of Tiamat (#134)
Starter Set (N/A)
PHB (39,434) [4.9]
DMG (22,767) [4.9]
MM (21,815) [4.9]
Starter Set (16,227) [4.7]
Hoard of the Dragon Queen (3,063) [4.8]
Rise of Tiamat (2,624) [4.8]
PHB (10,470) [4.58]
DMG (5,583) [4.53]
MM (4,065) [4.57]
Starter Set (2,219) [4.40]
Hoard of the Dragon Queen (959) [3.76]
Rise of Tiamat (621) [3.96]
2015SCAG (#27)
Out of the Abyss (#34)
Princes of the Apocalypse (#51)
SCAG (6,090) [4.7]
Out of the Abyss (2,274) [4.8]
Princes of the Apocalypse (1,775) [4.7]
SCAG (1,291) [4.00]
Princes of the Apocalypse (550) [4.05]
Out of the Abyss (528) [4.20]
2016Volo's (#10)
Curse of Strahd (#23)
Storm King's Thunder (#45)
Volo's (12,191) [4.9]
Curse of Strahd (5,578) [4.9]
Storm King's Thunder (2,215) [4.8]
Volo's (1,811) [4.47]
Curse of Strahd (1,342) [4.52]
Storm King's Thunder (553) [4.19]
2017Xanathar's (#7)
Tales from the Yawning Portal (#30)
Tomb of Annihilation (#48)
Xanathar's (19,687) [4.9]
Tales from the Yawning Portal (3,418) [4.8]
Tomb of Annihilation (2,728) [4.8]
Xanathar's (2,484) [4.50]
Tales from the Yawning Portal (673) [4.22]
Tomb of Annihilation (570) [4.36]
2018Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (#12)
Waterdeep: Dragon Heist (#25)
Ravnica (#38)
Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (#44)
Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (8,546) [4.9]
Ravnica (4,253) [4.8]
Waterdeep: Dragon Heist (4,171) [4.8]
Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (3,143) [4.8]
Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (1,163) [4.40]
Waterdeep: Dragon Heist (647) [4.30]
Ravnica (450) [4.28]
Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (279) [4.19]
2019Essentials Kit (#8)
Eberron (#19)
Ghosts of Saltmarsh (#24)
Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus (#28)
Acquisitions Inc. (#52)
Rick and Morty starter set (#64)
Stranger Things starter set (N/A)
Tyranny of Dragons (N/A)
Essentials Kit (14,295) [4.8]
Eberron (7,932) [4.8]
Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus (3,881) [4.8]
Ghosts of Saltmarsh (3,721) [4.8]
Rick and Morty starter set (3,381) [4.8]
Stranger Things starter set (2,519) [4.7]
Acquisitions Inc. (1,974) [4.7]
Tyranny of Dragons (876) [4.8]
Ghosts of Saltmarsh (543) [4.18]
Eberron (530) [4.46]
Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus (314) [4.28]
Essentials Kit (282) [4.36]
Acquisitions Inc. (211) [4.14]
Rick and Morty starter set (97) [4.34]
Tyranny of Dragons (43) [4.05]
Stranger Things starter set (19) [3.95]
2020Tasha's (#4)
Wildemount (#15)
Theros (#29)
Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden (N/A)
Tasha's (18,633) [4.8]
Wildemount (7,956) [4.9]
Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden (6,063) [4.8]
Theros (4,991) [4.8]
Tasha's (899) [4.39]
Wildemount (627) [4.65]
Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden (312) [4.29]
Theros (264) [4.30]
2021Fizban's (#6)
Strixhaven (#13)
Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft (#14)
Candlekeep Mysteries (#28)
Wild Beyond the Witchlight (N/A)
Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft (4,055) [4.8]
Fizban's (3,475) [4.8]
Candlekeep Mysteries (3,417) [4.8]
Wild Beyond the Witchlight (1,859) [4.8]
Strixhaven (902) [4.7]
Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft (318) [4.33]
Fizban's (222) [4.33]
Candlekeep Mysteries (208) [4.19]
Wild Beyond the Witchlight (163) [4.31]
Strixhaven (67) [3.72]

"N/A" means that product is not in the D&D category on Amazon.

Also note that Goodreads stars officially have a slightly different meaning than what's usually expected:
  1. did not like it
  2. it was ok
  3. liked it
  4. really liked it
  5. it was amazing
Though I don't know how many users are that meticulous; I suspect most rate it on Goodreads just like they do everywhere else. (I am that meticulous, however, which means books I'd rate a B get a 3/5 on Goodreads. Probably makes me look like a grump to casual users...)
 
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Thanks for compiling the data. The PHB, most years was still #1 for the year I guess on Amazon D&D category….heck it’s still 159th overall when I’m checked it just now, 7.5 years after it’s release.
 
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