GTA 5 and Pokemon dominate software sales in October

Nintendo dominates the software side of sales.

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The NPD released game sales charts for the month of October, and, unsurprisingly, the top slots are dominated by Grand Theft Auto V and Pokemon. According to the NPD, GTAV was the top selling game with just under 1.1 million copies sold. In a separate press release from Nintendo, Pokemon X and Y sold 1.7 million copies together (though they are listed individually by the NPD).

Here’s the top 10 list of physical retail sales across all platforms in October:

  1. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3) -- Take 2 Interactive
  2. Pokemon X (3DS) -- Nintendo
  3. Pokemon Y (3DS) -- Nintendo
  4. Battlefield 4 (360, PS3, PC) -- Electronic Arts
  5. Batman: Arkham Origins (360, PS3, NWU, PC) -- Warner Bros. Interactive
  6. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (360, PS3, NWU) -- Ubisoft
  7. NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PC) -- Take 2 Interactive
  8. Skylanders SWAP Force (WII, 360, PS3, NWU, 3DS) -- Activistion Blizzard
  9. Lego Marvel Super Heroes (360, PS3, NWU, 3DS, PSV, PC) -- Warner Bros. Interactive
  10. WWE 2K14 (360, PS3) -- Take 2 Interactive

While hardware sales are not ranked, the 3DS was mentioned as the top-selling console overall, bolstered by both the Pokemon franchise and the release of the Nintendo 2DS. Looking at home consoles, the Xbox 360 jumped to the front after getting pushed down by the PS3 in September.

Here are the total sales numbers along with the percentage change compared to the same month last year.

  • Total retail sales: $755.7 (+5% change)
  • Hardware sales: $187.4 (-8%)
  • Software sales (console and portable - new physical sales only): 432.6 (+12%)
  • Accessories: $135.6 (+1)

This is the third consecutive month that total physical software sales increased over the previous year. With the pending release of the Xbox One and the PS4, we expect the year-on-year increase in software to continue through the end of the 2013 at least.

Discussion

16 comments
Jasurim
Jasurim

The perfect combination.  :D

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

One game is a school of crime, and another it's about enslaving animals.

The world becomes more dangerous after October...

john_matrix8953
john_matrix8953

Oh no, Nintendo is doom. They need to go 3rd party so they can make their games that I claim I/are "hate" or "rehashes" on my Xbone

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Imagine Pokemon GTA, oh the amazing sales it would get 

Ash could be a gangster

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

I must be living under a rock but.... people still play Pokemon ? o_O what the hell lol Last Pokemon game I played was Pokemon Red on the Gameboy but that was years ago during my schooltimes...

tom2750
tom2750

clearly GTA V sold 11 million in October not 1.1 million GTA V reached 30 million sales a couple of weeks a go are you telling me they sold 28.9 million  in the 13 days of September and then only 1.1 million in October haha clearly it was 11 million in october

Shango4
Shango4

Remember when the 3DS was supposed to fail?

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

Nintendo is going out of business yet their game is right behind 1 of if not the biggest game to release this year.

roman4545
roman4545

@AggrandizedUser usually last week of a month doesnt really count for october... beside cod release is in november how is it october chart ? common sense.