October 2014 NPD Report: $790.7 Million Spent On Games And Hardware Last Month

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According to The NPD Group, in October players spent $790.7 million on new games, hardware, and add-ons. The report from the same period last year shows that sales then were $791.3 million. It is supposed that the reason for that is players prefer buying new consoles rather than spending money on new games.

“Overall sales across hardware, new physical software, and accessories were essentially flat in October 2014 compared to October 2013. Hardware and accessory growth, at 59 percent and 22 percent, respectively, was enough to offset the decline in new physical software of 28 percent,” Liam Callahan from NPD said.

Now, Xbox One and PS 4 have made a year on the market. During this time, horror games made their way back to consoles with the arrival of The Evil Within.

Xbox One

October statistics show that $273.6 million were spent from users on new consoles. As for money spent on new games, this October it went down to $350.3 million. This is a serious difference in comparison to the figures in 2013, when players invested $482.6 million in the purchase of new games.

Figures show that PS4 sold more copies than other consoles. Xbox 360 One, PS 4, and Wii U hardware generated 80% of the money spent on game-related products last month.

“October 2014 marks the first 12 months of sales for the Xbox One and PS4. After the first year, these consoles have had a great start as cumulative sales are currently over 70 percent higher than the combined first year totals of Xbox 360 and PS3,” Callahan explained.

With the winter holidays coming, we can wait and see what the figures will be for the next months.

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