Nine of October’s top-sellingop 20 games in the U.S. were published by Nintendo, according to the latest monthly sales report from The NPD Group.

The best-selling game published by Nintendo in October was Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, with Super Mario 3D All-Stars coming in right behind it as fifth and sixth place this month respectively. Animal Crossing: New Horizons came in at eighth, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe at 11th, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at 15th, Ring Fit Adventure at 16th, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 17th, Super Mario Party at 19th, and finally, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe at 20th.

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Nintendo, however, didn’t take the top spot for the month, as that belongs to FIFA 21, which is the best-selling game of October 2020. This achievement also represents the first time a FIFA game has launched as number one in the U.S. market. The game launched on October 6 and became the number one game for October on both PlayStation and Xbox platforms.

It’s important to note that this is just PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X versions of FIFA 21 launch on December 4.

In hardware news, the Nintendo Switch set a new U.S. October dollar sales record, besting the previous high set by the Nintendo Wii in October 2008, according to The NPD Group. Nintendo has been the best-selling hardware platform in the U.S. for 23 consecutive months, which is also a record. The NPD Group also reports that year-to-date dollar sales of the Switch are the second-highest of any platform in U.S. history, coming in second only to the 2008 year-to-date dollar sales of the Wii.

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October’s Best-Selling Games

  1. FIFA 21
  2. Madden NFL 21
  3. Watch Dogs: Legion
  4. NHL 21
  5. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
  6. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  7. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  8. Star Wars: Squadrons
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  10. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
  11. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  12. Ghost of Tsushima
  13. NBA 2K21
  14. Marvel’s Avengers
  15. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  16. Ring Fit Adventure
  17. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  18. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  19. Super Mario Party
  20. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Check out IGN’s reviews for some of October 2020’s best-sellers like FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.

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Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes
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