Following the release of the latest sales numbers this month, the biggest news is Resident Evil 6 maintaining steady figures following critical reviews upon its release.
The NPD Group financial analysis firm released it’s latest sales numbers for some of the top selling and worst selling video games. The group releases the top and worst sales for games each month.
While some games weren’t surprising to see on the list, including FIFA 13 and Pokemon Black & White 2, some games were.
Resident Evil 6 did not recieve the greatest critic reviews upon its release. It’s interesting than, to see it hold the second place spot for game sales last month.
A couple of factors have to be taken into account, however. The game has been one of the most talked about and one of the most anticipated for well over a year, and was released only last month. It will be interesting to see if it remains in the top ten sales lsit next month, following game releases like Halo and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
The analysis does not include digital sales, and instead bases its sales figures purely on the retail results.
The top spot was held for the popular basketball game, NBA 2K13. The game, which is available for the 360, PS3, Wii, PC, and PSP, sold over 60 per cent better than last years NBA 2K12.
Overall, the sales showed a decline in sales for the month of October. While the sales may seem troubling, this November month looks to blow retail sales out of the water with AAA releases including Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and the Nintendo WiiU.
This was the last report before the release of the WiiU. With pre-orders for the WiiU almost sold out across many retailers in Canada, the sales for Novemeber can only go up.
The top ten games sales for the month of October are as follows:
- NBA 2K13
- Resident Evil 6
- Pokemon Black Version 2
- Pokemon White Version 2
- Madden NFL 13
- FIFA 13
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter
- Borderlands 2
- Skylanders Giants
Be sure to check back next month to see which games have remained in the top 10 and which ones have been replaced by Halo 4.