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October 2018 NPD: Black Ops 4 Tops the Charts with Red Dead Redemption 2 Right Behind

The October 2018 NPD results are in, thanks to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella and the team at VentureBeat. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 topped the charts, followed closely by Red Dead Redemption 2 which only had nine days of reported sales. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is now the bestselling game of 2018, while Red Dead Redemption 2 is now the second bestselling game of 2018. Another standout arrival was Soulcalibur VI, which debuted at number six on the charts.

The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware for the month of October 2018. The PlayStation 4 had an incredibly strong month, with an all-time October high in unit sales for the platform since the PlayStation 2 in 2002.

Here’s the hardware numbers for October 2018:
  • Total: $1.545 billion (up 73 percent from $894 million in October 2017)
  • Hardware: $300 million (up 26 percent from $238 million)
  • PC and console software: $965 million (up 104 percent from $473 million)
  • Accessories: $280 million (up 54 percent from $182 million)
The hardware numbers compared to 2017:
  • Total: $10.52 billion (up 21 percent from $8.67 billion in 2017 year to date)
  • Hardware: $2.72 billion (up 19 percent from $2.29 billion)
  • PC and console software: $4.84 billion (up 16 percent from $4.18 billion)
  • Accessories: $2.96 billion (up 35 percent from $2.19 billion)
Here’s the October 2018 NPD totals (based on dollar sales, not units sold):
  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
Here’s the bestselling games of 2018 so far: 
  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4**
  2. Red Dead Redemption II
  3. Far Cry 5
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  5. NBA 2K19
  6. God of War 2018
  7. Monster Hunter: World
  8. Madden NFL 19**
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Call of Duty: WWII**
Here’s the bestselling games of the last 12 months: 
  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  3. Red Dead Redemption II
  4. Far Cry 5
  5. Star Wars Battlefront II 2017
  6. Super Mario Odyssey
  7. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  8. NBA 2K19
  9. God of War 2018
  10. NBA 2K18
Here’s the bestselling games of October 2018 by platform: 
PS4
  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  2. Red Dead Redemption II
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  5. Soul Calibur VI
  6. NBA 2K19
  7. FIFA 19
  8. WWE 2K19
  9. Madden NFL 19
  10. My Hero One’s Justice
Xbox One
  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  2. Red Dead Redemption II
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  4. Forza Horizon 4
  5. NBA 2K19
  6. Madden NFL 19
  7. FIFA 19
  8. WWE 2K19
  9. Soul Calibur VI
  10. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
Switch
  1. Super Mario Party
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. Super Mario Odyssey
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. Diablo III
  6. Starlink: Battle For Atlas
  7. Dark Souls Remastered
  8. The World Ends with You: Final Remix
  9. Lego DC Super Villains
  10. My Hero One’s Justice

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

For more information, please consult Mat Piscatella’s thread here and VentureBeat here. If you’d like to see the results for the September 2018 NPD charts, check here.

Samuel Tolbert
Samuel Tolberthttp://Ticgamesnetwork.com
Hello, I'm Samuel. I'm the News Editor for TiC Games Network. I've loved video games for most of my life. I also enjoy writing about them. If you like what I write, feel free to follow me on Twitter. Also enjoy talking about tech, movies and other geeky stuff.

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