NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Games In The US During October 2016

We have reached that time of the month where we find out which software and hardware had been the best-selling in the United States. This time, we get to see the NPD results for the month of October, where the Xbox One was the top-selling hardware for the fourth month in a row. The top 10 software list, unfortunately, lacked in Nintendo games again. However, it wasn’t all bad for Nintendo. NPD analyst Sam Naji said that “the 3DS experienced its fifth straight month of year-on-year growth. Both unit sales and consumer spending for October grew 12 percent as average pricing was flat year on year.  It is likely that continued consumer interest in the Pokémon franchise and Monster Hunter: Generations has driven this growth”. If so, then Nintendo may very well show up in the software charts next month, as the company’s holiday titles make their debut.

  1. Battlefield 1** (Electronic Arts)
  2. Mafia III (2K Games)
  3. Gears of War 4* (Microsoft)
  4. FIFA 17 (Electronic Arts)
  5. NBA 2K17 (Take-Two)
  6. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim* (Bethesda)
  7. WWE 2K17 (2K Sports)
  8. Civilization VI (2K Games)
  9. Titanfall 2** (Electronic Arts)
  10. Madden NFL 17 (Electronic Arts)

* Does not include digital sales.
**Does not include EA Origin sales on PC.



  1. With a major nintendo title releasing TOMORROW, you could not have picked a worse time to release this article.

    1. Guess Color Splash sold just as poorly in the U.S. as it did in Europe and in Japan. Good. Maybe it’ll teach Intelligent Systems to actually LISTEN to what the fans want, instead of holding back because of Miyamoto’s opinions on what a Paper Mario game should and shouldn’t have.

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