NPD October 2018: Black Ops 4 Tops Red Dead Redemption 2; SoulCalibur 6 Debuts In Top Ten

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 wins the sales battle with Red Dead Redemption 2, but Rockstar’s wild west shooter was no slouch either.

According to the sales data shared by NPD, Red Dead Redemption 2 was second in sales next to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in October 2018. There is something important to keep in mind here, and it is the days counted for both games. Red Dead Redemption 2 has just 9 days counted for it while Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was out for more days. It is natural to assume that Black Ops 4 will likely sell more units due to being on the market for longer.

As far as the sales are concerned, SoulCalibur 6 managed to debut in the Top Ten while Assassin’s Creed Odyssey had a decent hold coming off from its debut month. Overall, this was a record-breaking sales month for gaming since NPD begin tracking of sales data in 1995.

The Top Ten software sales can be seen below, as shared by VentureBeat.

  1.  Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
  2. Red Dead Redemption II
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  4. NBA 2K19
  5. Super Mario Party*
  6. Soul Calibur VI
  7. FIFA 19**
  8. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  9. Madden NFL 19**
  10. WWE 2K19
  11. Forza Horizon 4
  12. Lego DC Super Villains
  13. My Hero One’s Justice
  14. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
  15. Mario Kart 8*
  16. Grand Theft Auto V
  17. Super Mario Odyssey*
  18. Diablo III**
  19. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  20. NHL 19

*Does not include digital sales.
**Does not include PC digital sales.

Bandai Namco seems to have some success with their anime spin-off My Hero One’s Justice and their fighting game SoulCalibur 6. Nintendo is holding strong with Super Mario Party that should continue selling well heading into the Holidays.

Danial Arshad Khan

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