NPD sales data for Video Game sales for the month of October 2017 are out and here’s what it says:
Total video game spending in October 2017, which includes hardware, software and accessories, fell 11 percent versus year ago to $825 million. Gains in hardware spending were offset by declines in Software and Accessories.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War was October’s best-selling game overall.
Super Mario Odyssey debuted at #3 on the all platforms chart, while taking the top spot for Nintendo Switch.
October sales of Racing games more than doubled when compared to a year ago. So far in 2017, Racing game sales are up 37 percent.
Role Playing Games also continued to show 2017 strength, with October sales growing more than 20 percent. Year to date, sales of RPGs are up 43 percent.
Destiny 2 is the year’s best-selling game to date.
NBA 2K18 remains the best-selling sports game year to date and is now the second best-selling game of the year overall.
Ubisoft was the best-selling publisher of October 2017.
The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of the month, while Sony’s PlayStation 4 remains the best-selling hardware platform of the year.
Game Sales Rankings
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War
- Assassin’s Creed: Origins
- Super Mario Odyssey
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole
- NBA 2K18
- FIFA 18
- WWE 2K18
- Madden NFL 18
- Destiny 2
- Forza Motorsport 7
- Gran Turismo Sport
- Grand Theft Auto V
- The Evil Within 2
- Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Mario Kart 8
- Fire Emblem: Warriors
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- NHL 18
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege