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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

US Charts: Black Ops 4 tops Red Dead Redemption 2

It had a lot more days to do so, of course.

  • Text: Bengt Lemne
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October was a massive month for video games and the latest NPD report underlines this fact. Compared to October last year total revenue was up a whopping 73% and it was largely down to two massive games; Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. Interestingly both games instantly became the number one and two best-selling games for the entire 2018 and in the case of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 it did so with only 9 days of reported sales (whereas Black Ops 4 had pretty much the whole month). But while they both did well, it should be noted that they don't top the first month sales of last year's Call of Duty: World War II. It's also notable that Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which launched early in October and as such was included in the September data, managed to cling on to the third spot in its second month and has a "double digit" percentage growth compared to Origins. Super Mario Party also enjoyed a good second month climbing from 8 to 5 to become the third fastest selling game in franchise history.

In terms of the hardware side of things, PlayStation 4 was the top-selling console (units and dollars), likely with a healthy injection of sales thanks to bundles, and it was the best October ever for PS4. Increased sales of Xbox One and SNES Mini and NES Mini meant hardware was up 19% year-on-year.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
2. Red Dead Redemption 2
3. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
4. NBA 2K19
5. Super Mario Party*
6. Soul Calibur VI
7. FIFA 19^
8. Marvel's Spider-Man
9. Madden NFL 19^
10. WWE 2K19
11. Forza Horizon 4
12. Lego DC Super Villains
13. My Hero One's Justice
14. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
15. Mario Kart 8*
16. Grand Theft Auto V
17. Super Mario Odyssey*
18. Diablo III*
19. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
20. NHL 19

^ - does not include digital PC sales
* - does not include digital sales

Thanks, Resetera.