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

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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:

 

Rank Title System Publisher
01. Grand Theft Auto V 360, PS3 Take 2
02. Pokémon X 3DS Nintendo
03. Pokémon Y 3DS Nintendo
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.


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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.