“Gamepad sales increased by 29 per cent year-over-year which was due to a 163 per cent rise in Xbox One sales with the release of the Xbox One Elite Controller.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesUS game sales up 30% during Q1 2021 | US Quarterly ReportConsumer spending on gaming reached $14.92 billion from January to March 2021, NPD Group reportsBy Marie Dealessandri 13 days agoMobile gaming saw surge of new players in 2020NPD: Number of mobile gamers increased 12% last year, in part due to pandemic-related lockdownsBy Rebekah Valentine 3 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. NPD: Overall sales up 2% for OctoberHalo 5: Guardians is the month’s top sellerRachel WeberSenior EditorFriday 13th November 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleThe NPD GroupThe NPD data is in for October and Halo 5: Guardians was the month’s biggest software seller. Across all sectors retailers can celebrate a small rise on last year’s sales. “Overall sales across physical software, hardware, and accessories experienced a modest 2 per cent growth in October 2015 compared to October 2014. This was driven entirely by accessory sales, which grew by 18 per cent, or just under $30MM,” said The NPD Group’s Liam Callahan.”Hardware dollar sales were flat from October 2014 to October 2015, with sales totaling $270.3MM. Console sales were up 3 per cent as portables declined 27 per cent due to difficult comparisons to October 2014 sales.”Overall console sales were up 3 per cent year-on-year thanks to the latest generation of hardware, sales of the last generation fell by a steep but unsurprising 66 per cent. Bundles made up 96 per cent of October’s console purchases, up 53 per cent on last year.In software physical software sales were down year-on-year and dollar sales for new launches fell by 4 per cent. “In October 2015, new physical video game software sales decreased by 3 per cent from October 2014, with trends mirroring hardware as console sales were offset by a 42 per cent decline in portable sales. While console sales were up a modest 1 per cent, 8th generation consoles had a strong month with 62 per cent growth over October 2014 while 7th generation console sales dropped by 63 per cent – higher than the year-to-date decrease in sales of 51 per cent.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games In accessories sales rose 18 per cent in October 2015, with point and subscription cards making an especially big impact on the sector. “Video game point/subscription cards had a particularly large increase in sales, up 38 per cent from October 2014, making this the best October for video game point/subscription on record,” said Callahan.