Sony sees strong start to holiday period as PlayStation 5 tops hardware graphics

Sony sees strong start to holiday period as PlayStation 5 tops hardware graphics

Sony leads the race for gaming hardware this holiday season, as the PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console of October 2022 in the US

According to the latest figures from the NPD Group, the PS5 leads the hardware charts in both units sold and dollar sales, with the Xbox Series X and S coming in second place. However, hardware dollar sales fell 10% overall from a year ago, with year-to-date spend for all video game products down 7%.

On the software side, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 became the best-selling game in October, marking 15 consecutive years that Call of Duty has claimed the top spot in its release month. Gotham Knights was the second best-selling game despite a difficult start.

FIFA 23 Titans of Sport and Madden NFL 23 took third and fourth place, placing the other newly released NHL 23 games in fifth and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope in sixth. Bayonetta 3 placed ninth, Star Ocean: The Divine Force placed 14th, Dragon Ball: The Breakers placed 16th, and PGA Tour 2K23 placed 17th despite all October releases.

The full list of the best-selling games of October 2022 is available below:

  1. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  2. Gotham Knights
  3. FIFA 23
  4. Madden NFL 23
  5. NHL 23
  6. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
  7. personas 5
  8. NBA 2K23
  9. Bayonet 3
  10. Ring of Elden
  11. Mario Kart 8
  12. Splaton 3
  13. Minecraft
  14. Star Ocean: Divine Force
  15. Based
  16. Dragon Ball: The Breakers
  17. PGA Tour 2K23
  18. Nintendo Switch Sports
  19. NieR: Automata
  20. Super Smash Bros Ultimate

It should be noted that neither Nintendo nor Take-Two report digital sales, and these are therefore not factored into the performance shown above.

IGN gave this month’s best performer a 6/10 in our solo review and an 8/10 in our multiplayersaying in the latter, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer pushes the formula forward with larger maps and more customization without sacrificing its bulletproof mechanics.”

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.

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