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.
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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:
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
- Gotham Knights
- FIFA 23
- Madden NFL 23
- NHL 23
- Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
- personas 5
- NBA 2K23
- Bayonet 3
- Ring of Elden
- Mario Kart 8
- Splaton 3
- Star Ocean: Divine Force
- Dragon Ball: The Breakers
- PGA Tour 2K23
- Nintendo Switch Sports
- NieR: Automata
- 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.