Far Cry 6, Back 4 Blood and Metroid Dread are the best sellers of October according to NPD Group

The marketing firm, NPD Group, has published data for video game hardware and software sales in the United States for the month of October. In the words of NPD analyst Mat Piscatella on Twitter, and with a number of major new games launching in October, there is quite a bit of activity on the charts.

First, the best-selling game of the month was Far Cry 6, and it is not a surprise. Topping the individual software charts on both PlayStation and Xbox, and it has instantly become the eighth best-selling game of the year. Second is Back 4 Blood, It ranks in the same spot on the PlayStation and Xbox charts as well.

On your part, Metroid Dread It has also seen a solid month of release. Debuting in third place, it was the best-selling Switch game of the month, achieving the highest monthly launch sales of any game. by Metroid till the date. Its launch sales are almost double those of Metroid Prime, who previously held that record.

Other new games that are also in the top 10 of software charts, including Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles in fifth place, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in seventh place, Mario Party Superstars in eighth place and NHL 22 in ninth place.

When it comes to hardware, while the PS5 emerged as the dominant console in September, the Nintendo Switch, boosted by the launch of the OLED Switch, has come out on top once again. It was the best-selling console of the month in terms of units sold and revenue generated. The Switch remains the best-selling console of 2021 in unit sales, while the PS5 remains at the top of the year in terms of dollar sales.