More Sales For Call Of Duty: Black Ops IIII Than Red Dead Redemption 2!

Two research firms have brought Treyarch’s shooter on top over Rockstar’s western game.

NPD Group, which analyses North America, revealed October’s results, and, as all months this year, revenue was up year-on-year. The consumers have spent 1.53 billion dollars (!) on software/games, which is a 73% (!!!) year-on-year increase!

Although it’s somewhat slanted in Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII’s favour due to releasing earlier in the month than Red Dead Redemption 2, the latter (which sold three times more than RDR during launch week!) was a highly anticipated sequel, which somewhat (!) balances things. Let’s see NPD’s North American top 20 for October:


  1.         Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  2.         Red Dead Redemption 2
  3.         Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  4.         NBA 2K19
  5.         Super Mario Party
  6.         SoulCalibur 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


That’s not all: if we look at 2018 as a whole, you might be surprised:


  1.         Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  2.         Red Dead Redemption 2
  3.         Far Cry 5
  4.         Marvel’s Spider-Man
  5.         NBA 2K19
  6.         God of War
  7.         Monster Hunter: World
  8.         Madden NFL 19
  9.         Grand Theft Auto V
  10.         Call of Duty: WWII


Indeed, this year’s Call of Duty got to the top outright, but we’re sure that Red Dead Redemption 2 will leave it behind during November, December.

SuperData also released its stats. They say that in digital sales, Red Dead Redemption 2 sold four million copies (!) during its launch week (and 67% of it was on PlayStation 4!), but Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII still took the top with its 4.2 million sales. We also have to mention Fortnite: year-on-year, in revenue, Epic Games’ battle royale game increased twentyfold!

A quick jump back to NPD is necessary due to the hardware/console sales: the PlayStation 4 pulled in October in North America, but we don’t know how the Xbox One or the Nintendo Switch have fared. Year-on-year, we see a 19% increase to 2.7 billion dollars in revenue, though.

Let’s see what November brings. Our prediction for December would be the Nintendo Switch and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a Switch-exclusive, take the top, but for November, we don’t know what to predict…

Source: WCCFTech, GamesIndustry

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