Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise.
This week we will be looking at the top 10 bestselling games in September 2012. Last week we looked at the top 10 bestselling games on the GameCube and the week before that the top 10 bestselling games on the original Xbox. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10.
Looking at the top 10 bestselling games in September 2012, nine of the games were released that month, while one game, New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS), was released in July. Three of the games are exclusive, one for the 3DS and two for the PC.
The top 10 bestselling games in September 2012 sold a combined 11.90 million games. FIFA 13 (PS3) was the only game to sell more than two million units, however if you combine both versions Madden NFL 13 and all three versions of Borderlands 2 those games each sold more than two million units. If you combined both versions of FIFA 13 they sold more than four million units. The top five games sold more than one million units.
If you look at it by publisher four of the games were published by Electronic Arts, three by Take-Two, and NCSoft, Nintendo, and Activision have one game apiece. The four games published by Electronic Arts sold a combined 6.61 million units or 55.5 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three games published by Take-Two sold a combined 2.35 million units or 19.7 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
There are three PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC games in the top 10. The one other game is for the 3DS. The three PlayStation 3 games sold a combined 4.22 million units or 35.5 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three Xbox 360 sold a combined 4.46 million units or 37.5 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three PC games sold a combined 2.23 million units or 18.7 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
Taking a look at the top 10 bestselling games in September 2012 as a graph really shows how FIFA 13 dominated during the month. There are two versions of FIFA 13 and Madden NFL 13 in the top 10, as well as three version of Borderlands 2.
As a quick note here are other software sales for the month of September: The top 14 games sold 200,000 or more units and the top 31 sold 100,000 or more units. Also 90 games sold 50,000 or more units.
The hardware sales for the month of September are as follows: The 3DS sold 1,018,002 units, the PlayStation 3 693,474 sold units and the Xbox 360 sold 567,906 units. The PlayStation Vita sold 238,350 units, the Wii sold 199,196 units, the PSP sold 157,507 units, and the DS sold 142,566 units.
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