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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 tops Red Dead Redemption 2 in October U.S. game sales

October 2018 saw some of the biggest video game releases ever. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 launched to stellar reviews, and shattered sales records across the world. While Red Dead Redemption 2 may have had the biggest global opening, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 reigned supreme in the United States. The NPD Group provided a list of the best-selling titles in October.

The NPD Group tracks video game sales across the U.S. each month. Many companies, including Microsoft, utilize its services to gain a better understanding of how much product they've sold. Apart from that, it's become somewhat of a competition among gamers. Everyone wants to know which titles did the best.

  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. Soul Calibur 6
  7. FIFA 19
  8. Marvel's Spider-Man
  9. Madden NFL 19
  10. WWE 2K19

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Madden NFL 19 don't include digital PC sales. Super Mario Party doesn't include digital sales. Super Mario Party and Madden NFL 19 may have different positions if those figures were tallied.

While it's shocking that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beat Red Dead Redemption 2, the former launched towards the beginning of the month, generating more sales. It'll be interesting to see how November stacks up. Hopefully Activision and Rockstar Games will provide sales updates. Did you buy both? Which game appeals to you? Let us know.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

3 Comments
  • No Forza Horizon 4... :(
  • With PS4 having over twice the consoles Marvel Spider-Man barely made the list so I didn't expect that FH4 would be on the list after seeing that. Plus, they are tracking actual sales you would also have to track GamePass numbers somehow to get a full count on FH4 players.
  • Not shocking. RDR2 was only for sale for 5 days of October vs almost three weeks for Black Ops 4.