Xbox One sales outpace PS4 in October

Sales figures for the console gaming market for the month of October were released by NDP Group today. And while specific console numbers aren't reported, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One came out ahead of the Playstation 4 in the U.S. for the month with 81% growth over the same month last year. Microsoft provided the following statement to Gamespot:

"The strength of the greatest games lineup in Xbox history drove record Xbox Live usage for October and made Xbox One the best-selling console in the U.S. with 81 percent growth compared to October 2014," Xbox marketing corporate VP Mike Nichols said in a statement shared with GameSpot.

That's an impressive win for Microsoft, as it has traditionally trailed Sony's offering on a regular basis. But moving on to the top selling games of the month, it's not hard to see why Microsoft enjoyed such success. The Xbox One exclusive Halo 5: Guardians took the top spot, which certainly put some oomph behind Xbox One sales.

Following Halo 5: Guardians were NBA 2K16, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Madden NFL 16, WWE 2K16, FFA 16, and Destiny: The Taken King. Rounding out the top ten were Yoshi's Woolly World, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, and Rock Band 4.

Sources: Gamespot (1, 2)