Top 20 Best-Selling Games For October 2023 In The US
Can you guess what was No. 1? Does the image give it away?
As it does each month, Circana has released its latest monthly sales report, shining a light on how the US video game industry is performing from a business perspective. Sales for October 2023 are down compared to last year, and Circana said that's attributable in part to how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II was released in October, while Modern Warfare III came out in November. Total sales slid by 5%, declining to $4.036 billion.
For games specifically, sales dropped by 4% to $3.562 billion, a figure that covers physical and digital full-game sales, as well as microtransactions and subscription revenue for console, mobile, PC, and VR. Some companies, like Nintendo, do not share digital sales numbers with Circana, however.
But what games sold the best in October? The best-selling game should surprise no one. The header image in this story might even give it away... In any event, you can see the full list of October 2023's best-selling games for the US in this gallery.
Titles marked with an asterisk (*) do not include digital sales. Additionally, Circana does not disclose specific unit-sales numbers, only the ranking. What's more, total sales are just one element of a game's potential reach, as some games, like Starfield, are also available via a subscription membership.
With all that out of the way, here are the top 20 best-selling games in the US for October 2023.
20. Lords of the Fallen
18. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
17. Forza Motorsport (2023)
16. The Crew: Motorfest
15. Elden Ring
13. NBA 2K24*
12. Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1
11. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022)
10. Hogwarts Legacy
9. Sonic Superstars
8. NHL 24
7. UFC 5
6. Mortal Kombat 1
5. EA Sports FC 24
4. Madden NFL 24
3. Assassin's Creed Mirage
2. Super Mario Bros. Wonder*
1. Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2, from Insomniac Games, was October 2023's best-selling game. Its launch-month dollar sales surpassed those of 2018's Spider-Man by a double-digit percentage, Circana said. Spider-Man 2 is now the No. 4 best-selling game of 2023, trailing only Madden NFL 24, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and Hogwarts Legacy.