October 2016 NPD: Battlefield 1 Debuts in 1st, Uncharted PS4 Bundle Was the #1 Console SKU

November 18, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Thanks to the release of big games like Battlefield 1, Mafia III, and Gears of War 4, total industry sales in the United States during October 2016 were up 6% year-on-year to $875.7 million, according to the NPD. Console software was up 31% to $505.7 million, with PC software up 172% to $33.8 million, but hardware fell 20% to $215.2 million and accessories dropped 24% to $121 million.

While the Xbox One was the #1 overall console in October 2016, NPD analyst Sam Naji revealed that the Uncharted 4 PlayStation 4 Slim bundle was the #1 SKU:

The PS4 Slim 500 GB Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End bundle was the month’s best-selling hardware across the category, accounting for 17 percent of total hardware units sold in the month.

Naji adds that Xbox One unit sales rose 8% year-over-year, while the Nintendo 3DS grew for a fifth straight month, with unit sales and spending up 12%.

Here’s the top 10 best-selling games of October 2016 in the United States through physical and digital retailers, keeping in mind that digital sales weren’t tracked for Gears of War 4 or Skyrim:

  1. Battlefield 1
  2. Mafia III
  3. Gears of War 4
  4. FIFA 17
  5. NBA 2K17
  6. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  7. WWE 2K17
  8. Civilization VI
  9. Titanfall 2
  10. Madden NFL 17

Do you think Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and PlayStation 4 Pro will win in software and hardware this month?

[Source: Games Industry, VentureBeat]