The latest NPD report also highlights 119% growth in hardware sales from the year ago period.
October was a great month for Nintendo. Not so much for Bethesda.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was strong at #2, with Mass Effect: Andromeda #3.
The company reported that it sold more than 906,000 units in March, 'a non-traditional month for a console launch.'
PlayStation 4 continues to beat Xbox One in monthly sales, topping the charts for the fifth straight month.
Grand Theft Auto 5 still makes the top 3 more than three years later.
Microsoft still boasts that its console had its best month ever since launch.
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The games also spurred sales of the 3DS.
A flurry of popular games in October boosted software sales, while hardware performed unevenly.
Overall spending on software, hardware and accessories declined year over year.
Microsoft chalked up wins in July, August, and September, but it remains to be seen how the imminent release of PS4 Pro will shake up sales.
Although Madden topped the charts, interest in this year's edition slipped compared to last year's.
Microsoft came out on top in console sales for the second month in a row.
NPD's acquisition represents the latest move in its efforts to provide more detailed and accurate analytics.
Nintendo's handheld got a nice boost from Monster Hunter and Pokémon.
Could Microsoft have lifted its moratorium on not disclosing Xbox One sales numbers?
NPD Group dug into last month's video game sales data, only to find that both hardware and software fell short.
NPD is beginning a process of tracking digital data, but the methodology comes with gaps that may make it even more inaccurate.