With the game having released on October 25 and NPD’s reporting period covering October 6 to November 2, Activision’s shooter achieved the feat in just nine days.
The Outer Worlds, which has outperformed publisher Take-Two’s expectations, debuted at No.2 on the monthly software chart, ahead of fellow new release Luigi’s Mansion 3.
NPD said monthly software sales fell 37% year-over-year to $620 million, while year-to-date software sales are down 7% to $4.5 billion.
Hardware spending in October 2019 fell 41% year-over-year to $182 million. With only Switch recording growth in 2019, year-to-date hardware spending is down 23% year-over-year to $2.1 billion.
NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said that after six years of availability, PS4 ranks as the third fastest unit-selling home console in US history, behind only the Wii and PS2.
Combined hardware, software and accessory sales in October 2019 were $1.03 billion, down 34% from the record setting $1.57 billion in October 2018. Year-to-date consumer spending on gaming products is down 10% year-over-year to $9.3 billion.
October 2019 top 20 US games
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- The Outer Worlds
- Luigi’s Mansion 3*
- Madden NFL 20
- NBA 2K20
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
- WWE 2K20
- FIFA 20
- Borderlands 3
- Ring Fit Adventure
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening*
- Mario Kart 8*
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
- Code Vein
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*