NPD October 2012 sales out: Xbox 360 tops, Industry down by 25%

Same pattern as before when it comes to sales.

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Dishonored managed to chart in the October 2012 NPD charts. With that out of the way, NBA 2K13 topped it and in the hardware section the Xbox 360 took a 56% share again and was the top selling console for the month, moving 270k units.

PS3 did under 200k, the Wii outsold the PS Vita, so did the 3DS, and why doesn’t NPD give accurate numbers again? This guess work is so inefficient. However, we do have a ton of info thanks to the press releases and what not.

“While we saw declines in hardware unit sales across all platforms year-over-year, when looking at average sales per week versus September, several consoles realized higher sales: the 360, PS3, NDS and 3DS. This is a sign of increasing momentum as we move into the holiday season,” said NPD’s Liam Callahan.

The industry saw a 25% drop in the amount of revenue generated to $755.55 million, as software sank 25 percent to $451.8 million, while hardware plummeted 37 percent to $187.3 million.

“Unfortunately, other sequels new to market this month did not perform as well compared to prior iterations. This, combined with poor comps against the launch of hits like Battlefield 3 and Batman: Arkham City in October 2011 led to the decline in software sales,” he said.

“While October was another month of steep declines in retail sales, we are looking forward to November 2012 with the results of Assassin’s Creed III, and Halo 4, which were positively reviewed, as well as the results of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. These software titles, along with the Wii U launch on November 18, will provide a much needed boost to retail sales.”

Software charts via Neogaf.

1.) NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, Pc)
2.) Resident Evil 6 (360, PS3)
3.) Pokemon Black Version 2 (NDS)
4.) Dishonored (360, PS3, PC) – 460.2K
5.) Pokemon White Version 2 (NDS)
6.) Madden NFL 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV)
7.) FIFA Soccer 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV, 3DS, PSP)
8.) Medal of Honor: Warfighter (360, PS3, PC)
9.) Borderlands 2 (360, PS3, PC)
10.) Skylander Giants (Wii, 360, PS3, 3DS)
XX.) XCOM: Enemy Unknown – 114K


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