Red Dead Redemption 2 Is One of the Best-Selling Games of the Year in Just Nine Days

Red Dead Redemption 2 Is One of the Best-Selling Games of the Year in Just Nine Days

Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 dominated October.

The monthly report for video games sales are out and we finally have a good look at what was essentially the biggest month of the year: October 2018. We saw Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 both come out and both games performed exceptionally well.

This was a big month for video games and with $1.5 billion in sales for hardware, software, and accessories it’s the highest spending for the month of October since the NPD Group began tracking sales in 1995.

For software sales were driven by Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. Black Ops 4 came out on top as the best-selling game of October as well as the best-selling games of the year. But Red Dead Redemption 2 managed to take second place after just nine days of sales as well as the second best-selling game of the year.

In a nice surprise Super Mario Party actually climbed the ranks between September and October becoming the fifth best-selling game in October after debuting at number nine in September. Good job.

As for hardware the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console for the month but both PS4 and Xbox One grew in terms of sales. Probably because of software like Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. Check below for a breakdown of software sales for October.

Top 10 Games for October 2018

  • Call of Duty Black Ops 4^
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • NBA 2K19
  • Super Mario Party*
  • Soul Calibur VI
  • FIFA 19^
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Madden NFL 19^
  • WWE 2K19

Xbox One Top 10 Games for October 2018

  • Call of Duty Black Ops 4
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • NBA 2K19
  • Madden NFL 19
  • FIFA 19
  • WWE 2K19
  • Soul Calibur VI
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

PS4 Top 10 Games for October 2018

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Assassin’s Creedy: Odyssey
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Soul caliber VI
  • NBA 2K19
  • FIFA 198
  • WWE 2K19
  • Madden NFL 19
  • My Hero One’s Justice

Nintendo Switch Top 10 Games for October 2018*

  • Super Mario Party
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Diablo 3
  • Starlink: Battle For Atlas
  • Dark Souls Remastered
  • The World Ends with You: Final Remix
  • Lego DC Super Villains
  • My Hero One’s Justice
  • *Digital sales not included
  • ^PC Digital sales not included

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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