The U.S. video game sales data for September 2023 has been shared today courtesy of Circana (formerly known as The NPD Group), with the firm claiming that Starfield was the best-selling video game across all platforms last month.
Circana says this is based on physical and digital purchases, and ranked by dollar sales. Here's the top 10:
- Mortal Kombat 1
- EA Sports FC 24
- Madden NFL 24
- Payday 3
- NBA 2K24*
- The Crew: Motorfest
- Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
*Digital sales not included
It's interesting to see that Starfield took the crown despite being included with Xbox Game Pass on day one, and Payday 3 is another Game Pass launch that made the list - although that one did end up releasing on PS5 as well.
As a result of Starfield's success in September, it's apparently now the seventh best-selling game of the year in the U.S. so far, although it's worth pointing out that its "lead sales platform" has apparently been PC rather than Xbox.
Still, Microsoft won't care where the sales are coming from... it's a big success story however you look at it!