October 2021 NPD: PS5 Is Still the Best-Selling US System of the Year – Push Square

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The PlayStation 5 is still battling with the Nintendo Switch to be the best-selling US console of the year, but stock limitations mean it may eventually lose out over the all-important holiday period. Sony is outselling the Nintendo hybrid when it comes to dollar sales (or revenue), but the House of Mario’s machine is ahead in units so far this year.

Nintendo Switch beat out the PS5 in both units and dollar sales in October 2021, with the new OLED model guiding it to victory. Industry spend on hardware was up an impressive 82 per cent across the board, though, tallying $472 million. Software sales also increased 11 per cent year-over-year, with Far Cry 6 and Back 4 Blood topping the charts.

We’ve included all of the applicable data below, but highlights include Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles’ performance, which debuted in fifth position. The likes of Ghost of Tsushima and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales continue to do well in 13th and 17th respectively, while MLB The Show 21 remains one of the best-selling games of the year so far.

All of the relevant data is included below.

NPD Software Top 20: October 2021

  1. Far Cry 6
  2. Back 4 Blood
  3. Metroid: Dread*
  4. Madden NFL 22
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles
  6. FIFA 22
  7. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  8. Mario Party Superstars*
  9. NHL 22
  10. NBA 2K22*
  11. Mario Kart 8*
  12. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  13. Ghost of Tsushima
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  15. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  16. Minecraft
  17. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  18. Diablo 2: Resurrected
  19. Mortal Kombat 11
  20. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

NPD PS5, PS4 Software: October 2021

  1. Far Cry 6
  2. Back 4 Blood
  3. Madden NFL 22
  4. FIFA 22
  5. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles
  6. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  7. NHL 22
  8. NBA 2K22*
  9. Ghost of Tsushima
  10. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

NPD Best-Selling Games of 2021

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  2. Madden NFL 22
  3. MLB The Show 21^
  4. Resident Evil Village
  5. Super Mario 3D World*
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Far Cry 6
  9. Minecraft
  10. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox digital sales not included

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