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Switch - 736.000 (+136% YOY)
XBO - 68.000 (-37% YOY)
PS4 - 39.000 (-73% YOY)

Official NPD

State of the market

Consumer spending across video game hardware, content and accessories reached $3.8 billion in October 2020, 14% higher compared to YA. Mobile, subscription, hardware and accessories were among the largest growth segments.

Year-to-date spending totaled $37.5 billion20% higher than the same period in 2019.


 was the best-selling game of October, the first time a FIFA franchise release has launched at #1 in the U.S. market. FIFA 21 was the best-selling game of October on both PlayStation and Xbox platforms.

Watch Dogs: Legion
 debuted as the third best-selling game of October, despite having only three days of sales tracking in the month. Watch Dogs: Legion ranked 2nd on Xbox platforms, 3rd on PlayStation platforms.

NHL 21 entered the charts as the fourth best-selling game of October. Launch month dollar sales were the highest for an NHL release since the September 2015 launch of NHL 16.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
 ranked as the fifth best-selling game of October, and was the best-selling game of the month on Nintendo platforms.

Nine of the top 20 best-selling titles of October were published by Nintendo.

Software charts


Switch - 736,000 (+136% up YOY), +22.5 million lifetime

October 2020 video game hardware spending gained 41% when compared to a year ago, to $259 million. Growth in sales of Nintendo Switch offset declines on other console platforms. Year-to-date hardware spending totaled $2.5 billlion, 23% higher than a year ago.

Nintendo Switch set a new U.S. October hardware dollar sales record, besting the previous high set by Nintendo Wii in October 2008. Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling hardware platform in the U.S. for 23 consecutive months, also a record high.

Year-to-date dollar sales of Nintendo Switch hardware are the second highest of any platform in U.S. history, trailing only the 2008 year-to-date dollar sales of Nintendo Wii.


Spending on Accessories totaled an October record $148 million23% higher when compared to a year ago. Year-to-date spending has increased 25%, to a record $1.8 billion.

Gamepad spending reached a new October U.S. dollar sales record. The Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller was the best-selling Gamepad in October (dollar sales).


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Last edited by Ryng - on 16 November 2020