Top 20 Best Selling Games of October 2023 & Year So Far (USA)

What were the Top 20 best selling games in October 2023 in the United States?

The newest Circana (NPD) numbers are in, and so are the top lists of the highest selling game systems and games (by revenue) for last month in North America. Including both retail and most digital sales & revenue numbers.

No big surprise that both Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder dominated the October 2023 sales charts, but since Nintendo doesn’t give out digital game sales Mario didn’t make it into the top best selling games list for the year where it’s definitely a contender along with the other 20 greats. 2023 has been a really fantastic year for us gamers, every gaming system won this year! 😀

Top 20 Best Selling Games of October 2023

RankLast
Month
Rank
TitlePublisher
1NEWMarvel’s Spider-Man 2Sony (Corp)
2NEWSuper Mario Bros. Wonder*Nintendo
3NEWAssassin’s Creed: MirageUbisoft
44Madden NFL 24Electronic Arts
53EA Sports FC 24Electronic Arts
62Mortal Kombat 1Warner Bros. Games
7NEWUFC 5Electronic Arts
8NEWNHL 24Electronic Arts
9NEWSonic SuperstarsSega
109Hogwarts LegacyWarner Bros. Games
1110Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)Activision Blizzard (Corp)
12NEWMetal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1Konami Digital Ent.
136NBA 2K24*Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
141StarfieldMicrosoft (Corp)
1518Elden RingBandai Namco Entertainment
167The Crew: MotorfestUbisoft
17NEWForza Motorsport (2023)Microsoft (Corp)
1811Star Wars: Jedi: SurvivorElectronic Arts
1914MinecraftMultiple Video Game Manufacturers
20NEWLords of the Fallen (2023)CI Games

*Digital sales not included. ^Xbox & Switch digital sales not included.

Here’s the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 TV commercial…

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 PS5 Live Action Trailer (TV Commercial 2023)

Top 20 Best Selling Games of 2023 So Far

RankLast
Month
Rank
TitlePublisher
11Hogwarts LegacyWarner Bros. Games
22The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom*Nintendo
33Madden NFL 24Electronic Arts
4NEWMarvel’s Spider-Man 2Sony (Corp)
54Diablo IVActivision Blizzard (Corp)
65Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)Activision Blizzard (Corp)
76Star Wars: Jedi: SurvivorElectronic Arts
88Mortal Kombat 1Warner Bros. Games
97StarfieldMicrosoft (Corp)
109Resident Evil 4 (2023)Capcom USA
1110MLB: The Show 23^Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
1214EA Sports FC 24Electronic Arts
1311Dead Island 2Plaion
1412Final Fantasy XVISquare Enix Inc (Corp)
1513Street Fighter 6Capcom USA
1615FIFA 23Electronic Arts
1717Elden RingBandai Namco Entertainment
1816Armored Core VI: Fires of RubiconBandai Namco Entertainment
1918Remnant IIGearbox Publishing
2019Dead Space (2023)Electronic Arts

*Digital sales not included. ^Xbox & Switch digital sales not included.

Here’s the Hogwarts Legacy TV launch commercial…

Hogwarts Legacy – Live the Unwritten Official Trailer

Video Game System Sales in October 2023

To quote Circana analyst Mat Piscatella…

“Spending on video game content in October fell 4% when compared to a year ago, to $3.6 billion. Growth in physical console software and mobile spending was offset by declines in other areas, particularly digital premium downloads driven by the release date shift of Call of Duty.”

October 2023 Dollar Sales, MillionsOct
2022
Oct
2023
Change
Total Video Game Sales$4,271$4,036-5%
Video Game Content (Physical & Digital Full Game, DLC/MTX and Subscription consumer spending across Console, Cloud, Mobile*, Portable, PC and VR platforms)$3,694$3,562-4%
Video Game Hardware$426$327-23%
Video Game Accessories$151$147-2%

Video Game System Sales in 2023 So Far

He continues…

“All current generation consoles experienced a double-digit percentage decline in dollar sales when compared to a year ago. PlayStation 5 was the best-selling hardware platform in both unit and dollar sales during October 2023. Xbox Series ranked 2nd in dollar sales, while Switch was #2 in units. The overall growth forecast of 3% could be at risk and could come down due to Call of Duty’s disappointing end-of-year sales.”

Year-to-Date 2023 Dollar Sales, MillionsYTD
End
Oct
2022
YTD
End
Oct
2023
Change
Total Video Game Sales$42,701$43,4162%
Video Game Content (Physical & Digital Full Game, DLC/MTX and Subscription consumer spending across Console, Cloud, Mobile*, Portable, PC and VR platforms)$37,184$37,6401%
Video Game Hardware$3,785$4,0256%
Video Game Accessories$1,732$1,7511%

Credits: Mat Piscatella & Resetera

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