October NPD: Sales down all around, Ucharted 2 number 1

Sales for videogames were down 19% from the month for September. Plus the release of the biggest PS3 exclusive of the year wasn’t enough to keep the PS3 at the top. It’s not all bad news though!

Hardware: The Wii retook the top spot in sales this week kicking the PlayStation 3 down to the third spot followed by the Xbox 360. No surprise there as the Wii dropped to $199. 

Software: No surprise here either as Uncharted 2 was the number one selling game of October. Of note is that Take-Two had three of the top ten selling games last month, Borderlands for the Xbox 360 and NBA 2K10 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Sadly, Brutal Legend didn’t even make the top ten sellers.

Prediction: Modern Warfare 2 will be the number one selling game for November. That’s a big “no duh”, I know. Also, the DS/DSi will be the number one seller for hardware once again for the Holiday season.

Hit the jump to get the full breakdown of hardware and software sales.

1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – Sony (PlayStation 3) – 537,000
2. Wii Fit Plus – Nintendo (Wii) – 441,000
3. Borderlands – Take-Two (Xbox 360) – 418,000
4. Wii Sports Resort – Nintendo (Wii) – 314,000
5. NBA 2K10 – Take-Two (Xbox 360) – 311,000
6. Halo 3: ODST – Microsoft (Xbox 360) – 271,000
7. NBA 2K10 – Take-Two (PlayStation 3) – 213,000
8. Forza Motorsport 3 – Microsoft (Xbox 360) – 175,000
9. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days – Square Enix (Nintendo DS) – 169,000
10. FIFA Soccer 10 – Electronic Arts (Xbox 360) – 156,000

Wii: 506,900
Nintendo DS: 457,600
PlayStation 3: 320,600
Xbox 360: 249,700
PSP: 174,600
PlayStation 2: 117,800

[charts via Gamasutra]

Hamza Aziz