PS4 Tops Xbox One in October NPD, NBA 2K15 and Smash Bros. are Top Games

No surprises for October as Sony maintains the number one selling console. Nintendo had a strong second-place showing in software sales.

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Once again, the PlayStation 4 is the number one selling console in the US. NPD data for November 2014 arrived today, and Sony confirmed the position of its console via Twitter.

In a press release, the NPD Group's Liam Callahan writes that "Overall sales across hardware, new physical software, and accessories were essentially flat in October 2014 compared to October 2013." Continued strong performance on the console and accessory front offset the lower sales of software last month.

The Xbox One and PS4 have both been out for a year now, and the consoles are already performing better than the PS3 and Xbox 360 when compared to the same timeframe. "These consoles have had a great start," writes Callahan, "as cumulative sales are currently over 70 percent higher than the combined first year totals of Xbox 360 and PS3.”

Here are the top 10 games in physical hardware sales from the NPD:

  1. NBA 2K15 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
  2. Super Smash Bros. (3DS)
  3. The Evil Within (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC)
  4. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (360, PS3, PC)
  5. Destiny (360, XBO, PS4, PS3)
  6. Skylanders Trap Team (360, Wii, NWU, PS3, XBO, PS4, 3DS, MOB)
  7. FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, PS3, XBO, Wii, PSV, 3DS)
  8. Madden NFL 15 (360, PS4, PS3, XBO)
  9. Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor (PS4, XBO, PC)
  10. Minecraft (360, PS3, PS4)

Callahan also notes that Sunset Overdrive was number nine in the sales charts "when sorting on SKU rather than by title." Also, The Evil Within from horror director Shinji Mikami was "the highest-selling first month of sales for new IP in the Survival Horror genre."

While there aren't many surprises from October, expect things in November to be a lot more competitive. Microsoft had a $50 price drop, and the company has already announced that, for the past two weeks, they've outsold the PS4 in the US.

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