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Nintendo Tops Hardware Charts in October, Shadow of War Best Selling Game

by William Schwartz


NPD data is out for the month of October and this new data shows that the Nintendo is leading the charge in hardware sales.  Nintendo held the top two best selling spots in hardware for the month.  Leading the way was the Nintendo Switch, while the SNES Classic also came in ahead of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.  Factor in Nintendo 3DS sales for the month and Nintendo accounted for 2/3 of all hardware sales in the United States for the second month in a row.

The month saw the releases of big games for Nintendo like Super Mario Odyssey, a title that will be in many GOTY conversations in the weeks ahead.  Though Mario’s Odyssey couldn’t top the software charts.

Warner Bros’ Middle Earth: Shadow of War and Ubisoft’s revival of the Assassin’s Creed series with “Origins” were the top two selling games for the month of October.  Super Mario Odyssey was third, without the inclusion of digital sales for the game.

NPD October 2017 Software Top-10

The top 10 best selling games of the month can be found below:

1) Middle Earth: Shadow of War
2) Assassin’s Creed: Origins
3) Super Mario Odyssey
4) South Park: The Fractured But Whole
5) NBA 2K18
6) FIFA 18
7) WWE 2K18
8) Madden NFL 18
9) Destiny 2
10) Forza Motorsport 7

October was a down month for the video game industry as a whole, however.  The total spending across hardware, software, and accessories was down 11% year over year.  2017 has had a lot of big releases, but Bungie’s Destiny 2 is the top selling video game of the year thus far.  With the release of Call of Duty, Star Wars: Battlefront 2, and other big titles in November we’ll have to wait and see if they can dethrone Bungie as the top-seller for the year.

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