It somewhat passed us by during Nintendo Direct madness, but the October NPD results are out for the US. Though they only account for new copies sold of physical retail games, and exclude bundles, they nevertheless give us an idea of current sales trends.
To kick off with the all-format top 10, an interesting point is that Yoshi's Woolly World has secured eighth spot following its launch in the country. It's even seen off Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, though it's worth noting that the PS4 title is likely to have fared relatively well with downloads and hardware bundles. Nevertheless it's a solid result for Good-Feel's brilliant platformer, especially among so many big-name multi-platform titles.
- Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)
- NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
- Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (PS4, Xbox One)
- Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
- WWE 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
- FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
- Destiny: The Taken King (PS4, Xbox ONe, 360, PS3)
- Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U)
- Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
- Rock Band 4 (Xbox One, PS4)
In addition Super Mario Maker continues to perform fairly well. If the top 10 only reflected single-SKU sales the level creation tool would be in 10th place, which is good going in its second full month on the market.
There's no real detail on Nintendo's hardware performance, though overall portable hardware sales are down 42% on October 2014; that's largely being attributed to the impact Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS had when it launched last year.
Overall there are a couple of nice highlights for Nintendo and the Wii U; both titles are certainly worthy of any sales success they can enjoy.