Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launched in the U.S. last month, selling a combined total of 1.7 million copies. Since the two games are tracked separately, neither one made it onto the #1 spot on the software sales chart for October. That privilege went, once again, to Grand Theft Auto V.
Thanks to these strong titles, as well as others like Batman: Arkham Origins, videogame retail sales in the U.S. increased by 5% over October 2012, the NPD Group reports. The top-10 best-selling games in October were:
|01.||Grand Theft Auto V||360, PS3||Take 2|
|04.||Battlefield 4||360, PS3, PC||Electronic Arts|
|05.||Batman: Arkham Origins||360, PS3, Wii U, PC||Warner Bros.|
|06.||Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag||360, PS3, Wii U||Ubisoft|
|07.||NBA 2K14||360, PS3, PC||Take 2|
|08.||Skylanders SWAP Force||Wii, 360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS||Activision Blizzard|
|09.||LEGO Marvel Super Heroes||360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, PSV, PC||Warner Bros.|
|10.||WWE 2K14||360, PS3||Take 2|
Reporting period: October 6th – November 2nd, 2013.
Meanwhile, on the hardware front, the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling videogame platform for the month, moving 452,000 units. Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 regained its monthly lead over the PlayStation 3, after PS3 sales saw a boost in October due to an exclusive Grand Theft Auto V bundle.