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The NPD has finally settled the battle between Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 in terms of sales numbers, and the winner is the video game industry as a whole.

Black Ops 4 sold more copies than Red Dead Redemption 2 in October, but both games sold extremely well. Red Dead 2 more than tripled the previous game’s launch sales, and Black Ops 4‘s launch sales beat Call of Duty: WWII‘s and Black Ops III‘s combined launch numbers. On top of that, Black Ops 4 and Red Dead 2 have officially reclaimed their rightful places as the top-selling and second best-selling games of the year respectively. (Sorry, Far Cry 5. You had a good run.)

Unsurprisingly, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was the third best-selling game of October, while Super Mario Party debuted as the fifth best-selling game of the month.

Hardware sales were also up in October. Compared to last October, hardware sales were up a whopping 26 percent, totaling $300 million for just this past month. PlayStation 4 in particular outdid itself, having its best single month since October 2014, and selling better than any PlayStation console in the month of October since the PlayStation 2 in 2002. Both Black Ops 4 and Red Dead 2 featured PS4 heavily in their marketing campaigns, with PS4 getting timed-exclusive content for Black Ops 4, so I’d guess that has something to do with the PS4’s success in October, not to mention Spider-Man‘s continued success.

Here are the top 10 best-selling games in October 2018:

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

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Source: VG 24/7


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Call of Duty beats out Red Dead in October NPD Report

Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 combined forces to make October one of the industry's best months yet.

By Michael Goroff | 11/21/2018 11:00 AM PT

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The NPD has finally settled the battle between Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 in terms of sales numbers, and the winner is the video game industry as a whole.

Black Ops 4 sold more copies than Red Dead Redemption 2 in October, but both games sold extremely well. Red Dead 2 more than tripled the previous game’s launch sales, and Black Ops 4‘s launch sales beat Call of Duty: WWII‘s and Black Ops III‘s combined launch numbers. On top of that, Black Ops 4 and Red Dead 2 have officially reclaimed their rightful places as the top-selling and second best-selling games of the year respectively. (Sorry, Far Cry 5. You had a good run.)

Unsurprisingly, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was the third best-selling game of October, while Super Mario Party debuted as the fifth best-selling game of the month.

Hardware sales were also up in October. Compared to last October, hardware sales were up a whopping 26 percent, totaling $300 million for just this past month. PlayStation 4 in particular outdid itself, having its best single month since October 2014, and selling better than any PlayStation console in the month of October since the PlayStation 2 in 2002. Both Black Ops 4 and Red Dead 2 featured PS4 heavily in their marketing campaigns, with PS4 getting timed-exclusive content for Black Ops 4, so I’d guess that has something to do with the PS4’s success in October, not to mention Spider-Man‘s continued success.

Here are the top 10 best-selling games in October 2018:

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

Read More

Source: VG 24/7



About Michael Goroff

view all posts

Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.