The NPD Group has published its latest monthly sales report, revealing which games and consoles were sold in the United States during October 2020.
Starting with the games, FIFA was a 21-month top-seller. This is a major event, as it marked the first time in NPD history that a FIFA game was No. 1 in the US in October. Last year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was October’s best-seller due to its earlier general release date.
Madden NFL 21, Watch Dogs: Legion, NHL 21 and Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit round out the top five best-selling games in the US during October 2020.
Watch Dog: Launched with only three days to go during the October tracking period, not for the fact that the military may be higher. Another notable fact is that NHL 21’s launch-month dollar sales were the best since the 2015 NHL 16 for the NHL series.
Also note that Nintendo again dominates in nine of the top 20 games of the month published by Nintendo.
Moving towards hardware, the Nintendo Switch was again the top-seller during October 2019. Its dollar sales during the month set a new October hardware sales record for the US, surpassing the Nintendo Wii’s previous record in October 2008.
The Switch is dominating, as it is now the best-selling console in the US for 23 straight months.
The overall spending hardware reached $ 259 million in October 2020, up 41 percent to the growth in the Nintendo Switch. The Xbox One and PS4 experienced a decline, with the expectation that those consoles would age and the arrival of next-gen platforms.
In addition to games, consoles and accessories, total spending on video games in the US was $ 3.8 billion as of October 2020, which is 14 percent.
October 2020 US Video Game Sales
* Digital sales not included
- Fifa 21
- Madden NFL 21
- Watch Dogs: Army
- Nhl 21
- Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars *
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons *
- Star Wars: Squadron
- call of Duty Modern Warfare
- Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe *
- Tsushima’s ghost
- NBA 2K21 *
- Marvel’s Avengers
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate *
- Ring fit adventure
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild *
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
- Super Mario Party *
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe *