NPD Group

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Spending across video game hardware, software, and accessories and game cards in October grew 73 percent compared to the same time period last year, according to a report from the NPD Group.

The $1.55 billion in October dollar sales marks the highest total October sales since the NPD Group began tracking the industry in 1995.

All three categories reflected growth, but the software category saw the most significant growth. Sales more than doubled compared to the same period last year, totaling $965 million.

The top 10 games for October across all platforms, ranked by dollar sales, were Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII, Red Dead Redemption II, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, NBA 2K19, Super Mario Party, Soul Calibur VI, FIFA 19, Marvel’s Spider Man, Madden NFL 19, and WWE 2K19.

About the author

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley was a Senior Editor at The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. She covered all things toys and fandom, and has appeared on Cheddar and a variety of regional news networks to talk about the latest trends in both. She is a movie score enthusiast, mediocre knitter, proud Syracuse alumna, and Marvel lover. You can usually find her at the movies or hanging out at home with her super-pup, Parker.