It was always going to happen, wasn’t it? Because it’s Battlefield 1.
EA and DICE’s WWI shooter has been declared as the best selling video game of October – that’s not bad going, considering the game dropped on October 21st.
Here’s how the October charts look – see anything surprising?
- Battlefield 1
- Mafia 3
- Gears of War 4
- FIFA 17
- NBA 2K17
- The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
- WWE 2K17
- Civilization 6
- Titanfall 2
- Madden NFL 17
These don’t include digital sales, but check out Xbox/W10 exclusive Gears of War 4 hitting such a high point in the charts, and beating out several multi-platform titles. That indicates that the game has had seriously strong sales (like, seriously).
Elsewhere, Xbox as the US’s best-selling console – although expect to see that change during the November charts, which will include the PS4 Pro. The Xbox has seen 8% growth in sales compared to last year, which shouldn’t surprise anyone given how hard and fast Microsoft have been slashing prices.
And overall, the games industry has seen spending of $875.5 million. While hardware sales are 20% down on last year (‘cause consoles are so much cheaper these days) and there’s been a 24% drop in accessories, it’s software sales that are dominating: There’s been a 31% increase in game sales since last year, raking in a cool $505.7 million.
Does Battlefield 1 deserve its place at the top of the pile? Or would you have given it to another game?