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This the NPD data for October 2021, which covers the sales for United States. The gaming industry generated $4.388 billion[1].

Overall[]

A total of $472 million for Hardware. This is up 82% from 2020. For video game content, there was a total of $3.758 billion, up 11% from from 2020. For Accessories, there was a total of $158 million, up 5% from 2020.

In terms of hardware, the Switch was the best selling hardware of the month in both units and dollar sales. This was in part due to the launch of OLED Model. It achieved 711,000 units overall with 314,000 being the OLED version. This falls slightly short of last October[2]. The PS5 remains the top seller in dollar sales for the year.

In terms of software, Far Cry 6 was the best selling game of the month but, it seems to have fallen behind previous entries. Back 4 Blood was a big success. Despite its simultaneous release on Xbox Game Pass, landing in second. Metroid Dread achieved the highest launch month of any Metroid title tracked by the NPD. It doubled the previous best, Metroid Prime. Nintendo reports it sold 854,000 including digital which is not tracked by the NPD.

Lists[]

*means no Digital Data

** means no data from certain storefronts such as Battle.net

Overall Top 20[]

  1. Far Cry 6
  2. Back 4 Blood
  3. Metroid Dread*
  4. Madden NFL 22
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles
  6. FIFA 22
  7. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  8. Mario Party Superstars*
  9. NHL 22
  10. NBA 2K22*
  11. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  12. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  13. Ghost of Tsushima
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  15. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  16. Minecraft
  17. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  18. Diablo II: Resurrected
  19. Mortal Kombat 11
  20. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

Best Selling Games of 2021 so Far[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Madden NFL 22
  3. MLB: The Show 21**
  4. Resident Evil: Village
  5. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury*
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  8. Far Cry 6
  9. Minecraft
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Best Selling Games over the Past 12 Months[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  4. Madden NFL 22
  5. Mario Kart 8*
  6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  7. Madden NFL 21
  8. Minecraft
  9. MLB: The Show 21**
  10. Resident Evil: Village

Switch[]

There is no digital data for Nintendo-published games

  1. Metroid Dread*
  2. Mario Party Superstars*
  3. Mario Kart 8*
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Pokémon: Sword/Shield*
  8. Super Mario 3D World*
  9. Minecraft*
  10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*

Playstation[]

  1. Far Cry 6
  2. Back 4 Blood
  3. Madden NFL 22
  4. FIFA 22
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles
  6. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  7. NHL 22
  8. NBA 2K22*
  9. Ghost of Tsushima
  10. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Xbox[]

  1. Far Cry 6
  2. Back 4 Blood
  3. Madden NFL 22
  4. FIFA 22
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles
  6. NHL 22
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  8. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  9. NBA 2K22*
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

Mobile[]

  1. Candy Crush Saga
  2. Garena Free Fire
  3. Roblox
  4. Coin Master
  5. Pokémon GO
  6. Call of Duty: Mobile
  7. Homescapes
  8. Lords Mobile
  9. Clash Royale
  10. Genshin Impact

References[]



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