Xbox One Outsells PS4 In October; Halo 5 Top Selling Game, 81% Growth Year-Over-Year

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Nov 13, 2015
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According to NPD, Microsoft’s Xbox One outsold Sony’s PS4 in October. Halo 5: Guardians was the top selling game – beating multi-platform titles.

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According to the NPD estimates, console sales grew 3 % in the US year-over-year. Current-gen console sales are up by 12%, while last-gen sales are down 66%.

Following the results, Microsoft offered a PR statement, stating that Xbox One sales grew 81% year-over-year, with their Xbox One being the top selling console for October.

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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,” said Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols in a statement provided to VentureBeat. “We saw amazing fan excitement, commercial success and critical acclaim in October for ‘Halo 5: Guardians,’ which was the best-selling game in the US.”

  1. Halo 5: Guardians (XBO)
  2. NBA 2K16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (PS4, XBO)
  4. Madden NFL 16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
  5. WWE 2K16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
  6. FIFA 16 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
  7. Destiny: The Taken King (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3)
  8. Yoshi’s Woolly World (NWU)
  9. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
  10. Rock Band 4 (XBO, PS4)

Microsoft’s console has now outsold the PS4 two twice this year. The Xbox One also outsold the PS4 back in April. Interestingly enough, Halo 5: Guardians managed to beat several multi-platform titles, including Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

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