The October 2020 NPD sales report for the US video game market is in and we have all the details about what the top selling hardware and software for the month were.
Total spending for the month reached $3.83 billion which was up 14% from what the market made in October 2019. Hardware spending came out to $259 million in October 2020 which is up 41% when compared to October 2019. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform of October in both units and spending. It set a new U.S. October hardware dollar sales record as well topping the previous high mark that the Nintendo Wii set in October 2008. The Switch has now been the best-selling console in the U.S. for 23 months in a row which is a record as well.
Software spending was very good in October and was led by FIFA 21 in the No.1 spot. This is the first time that a FIFA game has been the No.1 game in the U.S. in the month that it released. It was also the top selling game on both PlayStation and Xbox.
Watch Dogs Legion from Ubisoft was the next worthy callout taking the No.3 spot in the charts after only being on sale since October 29. That means it only had three days of tracking so this seems like a good result. It made it to the No.2 spot on the Xbox charts while it took the No.3 spot on the PlayStation chart.
NHL 21 was another surprise as it made it to the No.4 spot in the charts. It had the highest launch month dollar sales of any NHL game since NHL 16 in September 2015.
Below you can see the full top 20 selling games for the month of October 2020 as well as the top 10 selling games on each platform, and the top ten selling games over the past 12 months.
Top 20 Best-Selling Games of October 2020
Top 10 games of 2020 to date:
Top 10 games over the last 12 months
Top 10 Xbox One games in October 2020
Top 10 PlayStation games in October 2020
Top 10 Nintendo Switch games in October 2020