Video game sales reach record highs

According to the latest data from NPD Group, US video game sales 2018 smashed records in October 2018.

The month’s dollar sales reached $1.55 billion, the highest total spend for a month of October since the group began tracking the industry in 1995.

The previous high was $1.36 billion, which was reached in October 2008.

Additionally, year-to-date spending across video game hardware, software, accessories and game cards grew 21% compared to the same period a year ago, to $10.5 billion.

The recent launch of popular titles such as Red Dead Redemption II, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII, and Assassin’s Creed: Oddyssey has contributed greatly to the month’s record sales.

With just nine days of reported sales, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the second best-selling game of the year to date, with its launch month sales more than triple those of the original Red Dead Redemption.

Hardware spending saw year-to-date growth of 26% thanks to significant sales of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

October 2018 unit sales of the PlayStation 4 reached the highest mark for any PlayStation hardware platform in an October month since the PlayStation 2 in October 2002.

Below are the top-selling video games for October 2018.


PlayStation 4

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  2. Red Dead Redemption II
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  5. Soul Calibur VI
  6. NBA 2K19
  7. FIFA 19
  8. WWE 2K19
  9. Madden NFL 19
  10. My Hero One’s Justice

Xbox One

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  2. Red Dead Redemption II
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  4. Forza Horizon 4
  5. NBA 2K19
  6. Madden NFL 19
  7. FIFA 19
  8. WWE 2K19
  9. Soul Calibur VI
  10. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

Nintendo Switch

  1. Super Mario Party
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. Super Mario Odyssey
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. Diablo III
  6. Starlink: Battle For Atlas
  7. Dark Souls Remastered
  8. The World Ends with You: Final Remix
  9. Lego DC Super Villains
  10. My Hero One’s Justice

All Platforms

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  2. Red Dead Redemption II
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  4. NBA 2K19
  5. Super Mario Party
  6. Soul Calibur VI
  7. FIFA 19
  8. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  9. Madden NFL 19
  10. WWE 2K19

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