Master Chief Leads Xbox One to Top Spot in October Sales

The NPD Group has released its retail report for the month of October. Software sales were down year-over-year in October by 3%, while hardware sales were even. Overall, total industry sales were up 2% to $805 million thanks to accessory sales being up 18% year-over-year. Driven by the month’s top-selling game Halo 5: Guardians, Xbox One saw 81% growth compared to October 2014 and was the top-selling platform in October.

The top selling games of October were as follows:

1. Halo 5: Gaurdians
2. NBA 2K16
3. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
4. Madden NFL 16
5. WWE 2K16
6. FIFA 6
7. Destiny: The Taken King
8. Yoshi’s Wooly World
9. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
10. Rock Band 4

Note: The NPD Group does not track digital game sales, only physical game sales.

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