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While Microsoft’s current console has had to play second fiddle to the PlayStation 4 in recent months, the Xbox One pulled out some stellar wins on October’s North American sales charts.

When it came to what systems people were buying last month, the clear winner was the Xbox One?which ended 81% up in year-over-year sales versus how the console was doing at the same time back in 2014. The win is even more impressive for the Xbox One considering October was the month when the PS4 saw its first real price drop. With all of the bundles hitting shelves in time for the holidays, however, don’t think that Sony’s system will be ready to hand over the win for November as well just yet.

On the software side, the NPD Group brings us the top ten best-selling titles for last month, and it’s another check in the win column for Microsoft. The next chapter in the saga of Master Chief came in at #1, while NBA 2K16 continued to dominate the court right behind it. Interestingly, one near-permanent fixture on the software sales chart is conspicuously missing this month: Minecraft. Even the biggest stars occasionally step out of the way to make room for some of the newer kids, though.

Here’s the full list of the top ten best-selling games for October 2015:

1.) Halo 5: Guardians (XBO)
2.) NBA 2K16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3) [Note: Second Month]
3.) Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (PS4, XBO)
4.) Madden NFL 16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
5.) WWE 2K16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
6.) FIFA 16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
7.) Destiny: The Taken King (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
8.) Yoshi’s Wooly World (NWU)
9.) Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
10.) Rock Band 4 (XBO, PS4)

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About Mollie L Patterson

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Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.

Xbox One pulls off major win against the PS4 in October’s sales charts

By Mollie L Patterson | 11/13/2015 07:50 PM PT

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While Microsoft’s current console has had to play second fiddle to the PlayStation 4 in recent months, the Xbox One pulled out some stellar wins on October’s North American sales charts.

When it came to what systems people were buying last month, the clear winner was the Xbox One?which ended 81% up in year-over-year sales versus how the console was doing at the same time back in 2014. The win is even more impressive for the Xbox One considering October was the month when the PS4 saw its first real price drop. With all of the bundles hitting shelves in time for the holidays, however, don’t think that Sony’s system will be ready to hand over the win for November as well just yet.

On the software side, the NPD Group brings us the top ten best-selling titles for last month, and it’s another check in the win column for Microsoft. The next chapter in the saga of Master Chief came in at #1, while NBA 2K16 continued to dominate the court right behind it. Interestingly, one near-permanent fixture on the software sales chart is conspicuously missing this month: Minecraft. Even the biggest stars occasionally step out of the way to make room for some of the newer kids, though.

Here’s the full list of the top ten best-selling games for October 2015:

1.) Halo 5: Guardians (XBO)
2.) NBA 2K16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3) [Note: Second Month]
3.) Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (PS4, XBO)
4.) Madden NFL 16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
5.) WWE 2K16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
6.) FIFA 16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
7.) Destiny: The Taken King (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
8.) Yoshi’s Wooly World (NWU)
9.) Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
10.) Rock Band 4 (XBO, PS4)

Read More


About Mollie L Patterson

view all posts

Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.