The numbers of the NPD invade last month, which was undoubtedly one of the busiest months in the gaming industry. And while many expected that Red Dead Redemption 2 would completely dominate, early figures suggest that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 took the month by storm.
Analyst Mat Piscatella released some of the results of the report on his Twitter page, which shows that Black Ops 4 had no trouble despite the lack of a single-player campaign to achieve stable sales.
"Record setting for October editions powered by Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Red Dead Redemption 2 and PlayStation 4," he said. Obviously, the Western successor of Rockstar Games achieved a very safe second place, although he failed only a few days a month.
When it came to selling video games in general, the industry grew 73 percent over the previous year's $ 1
So far Since the beginning of the year, spending for the full year has risen by 21 percent and reached a whopping $ 10.5 billion. "This is the highest total ever since reaching $ 10.9 billion between January and October 2010.
"Sales of console, portable and PC games software totaled $ 965 million in October 2018. Yes, Piscatella continued. "This is an all-time high for spending PC and video game software in an October month. The best ever record of $ 743 million was achieved in October 2008.
Then came news about the last Call of Duty game that dominated the month. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is the best-selling game in October. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII The sale month of the US dollar is the 8th highest in the history of video games since The NPD Group began tracking in 1995. "
This will make it 'immediately the Bestseller Game of the Year and the 2nd best selling game of the last twelve months, just behind Call of Duty: WWII .
Do not feel bad for Red Dead Redemption 2 The second place of ends with it. Red Dead Redemption 2 is the second best-selling game of the month of October 2018 with just nine sales reported and is now the second best-selling game since the beginning of the year, "said Piscatella. Red Dead Redemption 2 The month of sale has more than tripled sales of the previous series title, Red Dead Redemption which launched in May 2010. "
And Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey also did not fare bad, landing on a good third place, followed by an increase in sales for Super Mario Party (after its September 9 debut), the third fastest sale Mario Party Game, only trailing Mario Party and Mario Party 8.
Soul Calibur VI was very successful with a sixth place and "achieved the third-highest starting month dollar sales for the franchise in prosecuted history." He followed only Soul Calibur IV and Soul Calibur II .
As Bei Hardware expenditures grew compared to the previous year by 26 percent to 300 million US dollars. Significant earnings gains on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware were offset by declines on all other platforms.
"PlayStation 4 was both October's best-selling hardware platform and dollar sold. PS4 hardware sales reached an all-time high for the platform in October, while PS4 hardware dollar sales reached its highest level since October 2014 since October 2014.
The full report can be seen above. And it will be an interesting race into the holiday season, especially with the new titles introduced this month. Let's see where it goes!