GTAV, Pokémon And Batman: Arkham Origins Were Among October’s Best-Sellers


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 V360, PS3Take 2
02.Pokémon X3DSNintendo
03.Pokémon Y3DSNintendo
04.Battlefield 4
360, PS3, PCElectronic Arts
05.Batman: Arkham Origins360, PS3, Wii U, PCWarner Bros.
06.Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag360, PS3, Wii UUbisoft
07.NBA 2K14360, PS3, PCTake 2
08.Skylanders SWAP ForceWii, 360, PS3, Wii U, 3DSActivision Blizzard
09.LEGO Marvel Super Heroes360, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, PSV, PCWarner Bros.
10.WWE 2K14360, PS3Take 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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.