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October 2017 NPD Sales Results

The results are in for video game sales for the month of October in the U.S. and the Switch is still trucking along. According to the NPD, which tracks retail sales across the nation, it’s the best selling console of the month, although the PS4 is still in the lead for the year. According to Venture Beat, total video game retail came in at $825 million for the month – down 11% from $932 million in October of 2016. Hardware was up 10%, making up $238 million of that pie. Console software contributed $447 million (down 20%), PC software came in at $27 million (down 29%) and accessories brought in $113 million (down 7%).

Officially the best selling game by retail dollar spend was Middle Earth: Shadow of War, which released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It sold over 20% more than the original game did in its launch month. Assassin’s Creed Origins came in at number 2, whereas Super Mario Odyssey charted at number 3. However, both Assassin’s Creed and Shadow of War are counting both retail and digital sold. Super Mario Odyssey‘s digital sales were not counted – had they been it would have been number 1. Not too shabby for only being released for a few days before the end of October!

The full Top 20 games sold for October 2017 by dollar were:


  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
  11. Gran Turismo Sport
  12. Grand Theft Auto V
  13. The Evil Within 2**
  14. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus**
  15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
  16. Mario Kart 8**
  17. Fire Emblem: Warriors**
  18. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  19. NHL 18
  20. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

* No Battle.net sales
** No digital sales


Nintendo Switch

  1. Super Mario Odyssey
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Mario Kart 8
  4. Fire Emblem: Warriors
  5. Pokken Tournament DX
  6. Splatoon 2
  7. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  8. FIFA 18
  9. NBA 2K18
  10. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2

Nintendo 3DS

  1. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions
  2. Metroid: Samus Returns
  3. Miitopia
  4. Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
  5. Pokemon: Sun
  6. Fire Emblem: Warriors
  7. Super Smash Bros.
  8. Mario Kart 7
  9. Super Mario Maker
  10. Layton’s Mystery Journey Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy

The best-selling games of 2017 so far

  1. Destiny 2*
  2. NBA 2K18
  3. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. For Honor
  8. Horizon Zero Dawn
  9. Injustice 2
  10. Mario Kart 8


[Source: Venture Beat]


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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