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

November 18, 2016Written by Jason Dunning


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]