Best-Selling Games in the US for October 2016
- Battlefield 1
- Mafia III
- Gears of War 4
- FIFA 17
- NBA 2K17
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- WWE 2K17
- Civilization VI
- Titanfall 2
- Madden NFL 17
The top ten best-selling games in the US have been revealed by the NPD’s monthly sales report. October’s top three games are Battlefield 1, Mafia III, and Gears of War 4.
Rounding out the top five are FIFA 17 and NBA 2K17, both of which were in the top three for last month’s report. The sports titles are followed by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, WWE 2K17, Civilization VI, Titanfall 2, and Madden NFL 17. Skyrim’s uptick in sales this month can be credited to the release of its Special Edition, though no digital sales were included.
Also, despite Titanfall 2 releasing late in the month and being sandwiched between two AAA first-person shooters (Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare), it managed to break the top ten. The future of the Titanfall series has been in question, most recently by developer Respawn’s CEO, Vince Zampella. Without confirmed numbers, however, it’s hard to tell how successful Titanfall 2 has been so far. It’s perhaps worth pointing out that the PC-only Civilization VI edged it in this report.
“The release of popular titles such as Battlefield 1, Mafia III, and Gears of War 4 helped to increase software spending by one-third, offsetting declines in spending elsewhere,” Naji explained.