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October 2017 NPD Sales: NBA 2K18 Tops Sports Genre


The most recent sales charts for the month of October have been released, and sports titles in general make a strong showing. NBA 2K18, however, tops the list of sports titles in the  month of October.

In fact, of the gaming software sold in the month of October, popular sports titles take spots 5,6,7, and 8.


  1. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  2. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  3. Super Mario Odyssey**
  4. South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  5. NBA 2K18
  6. FIFA 18
  7. WWE 2K18
  8. Madden NFL 18
  9. Destiny 2*
  10. Forza Motorsport 7
  11. Gran Turismo Sport
  12. Grand Theft Auto V
  13. The Evil Within 2**
  14. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus**
  15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
  16. Mario Kart 8**
  17. Fire Emblem: Warriors**
  18. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  19. NHL 18
  20. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

* No sales
** No digital sales

Both Forza 7 and Gran Turismo Sport both come in at numbers 10 and 11, respectively. Not a bad month for sports games sales. In fact, it’s been a pretty strong year altogether for sports titles. To this point in 2017, NBA 2K18 is the number 2 best selling game of the year while Madden 18 sits in the 4 spot.

Factor in the new NBA 2K18 eLeague that is set to kick-off in March, and it’s setting up to be an action packed season for NBA 2K18. It just stands to reason that NBA 2K18 would top the sports gaming charts for the year. The title has truly become an international brand, and the game is becoming more and more popular across the globe.

With Black Friday and the holiday season just around the corner, we imagine NBA 2K18’s sales will continue to stay fairly steady. As is the case with many video games at this time of year, their sales tend to spike as the big outlet stores offer discounts and various other sales on games and gaming consoles.

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out SGO’s 2K18 review.

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