October was one other record-setting month for the US online game trade amid the COVID-19 disaster, in line with the NPD Group’s report at present. 12 months-to-date spending has now totaled $37.5 billion, which was 20% greater than in the identical interval in 2019. It’s a determine led by a number of main performers throughout {hardware} and software program.

By way of the previous, the continued success of the Nintendo Swap offset the drop in gross sales for each the PS4 and Xbox One forward of their successor’s launch in November.

NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 1
NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 8

12 months-to-date {hardware} spending totaled $2.5 billion, which is 23% greater than a yr in the past.

The NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella defined over on Twitter:

“Nintendo Swap set a brand new U.S. October {hardware} greenback gross sales document, besting the earlier excessive set by Nintendo Wii in October 2008. Nintendo Swap has been the best-selling {hardware} platform within the U.S. for 23 consecutive months, additionally a document excessive.

12 months-to-date greenback gross sales of Nintendo Swap {hardware} are the second-highest of any platform in U.S. historical past, trailing solely the 2008 year-to-date greenback gross sales of Nintendo Wii.”

As for Software program, FIFA 21 took high spot in October and is the primary sport within the collection to achieve primary within the US market. It was the best-selling sport on each PS4 and Xbox One.

Ubisoft’s Watch Canine Legion additionally loved a wonderful debut, ending in third place regardless of having solely three days in the marketplace in October. It ranked second on Xbox platforms and third on PlayStation.

EA’s different main sports activities franchise, NHL 21, entered the charts because the fourth best-selling sport of October. Launch month greenback gross sales have been the best for an NHL launch because the September 2015 launch of NHL 16.

Notably, as soon as once more, a lot of the highest 20 is dominated by Nintendo video games with 9 making the lower in complete.

Lastly, Piscatella explains that “spending on Equipment totaled an October document $148 million, 23% greater when in comparison with a yr in the past. 12 months-to-date spending has elevated 25%, to a document $1.8 billion”

Additionally, “gamepad spending reached a brand new October U.S. greenback gross sales document. The Xbox Elite Collection 2 Wi-fi Controller was the best-selling Gamepad in October (greenback gross sales).”

Beneath yow will discover the total breakdown of every software program chart by platform, in addition to a month-to-month and year-to-date roundup:

NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 2
NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 9
NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 3
NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 10
NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 4
NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 11
NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 5
NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 12
NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 6
NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 13
NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 7
NPD October: FIFA 21 Turns into First in Collection to Prime US Charts; Nintendo Swap Units One other Document 14

Lastly, in case you’re desirous about Piscatella’s full video breakdown of October’s outcomes then see beneath.

For September’s NPD report it’s right here.

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