If you're looking for surprises, go read a Robert Ludlum novel--because this month's NPD report is shockingly predictable. The top game of the month is none other than EA's Madden 12, which manged to sell 1.4 million copies in its first week.
EA actually dominated quite a large chunk of the sales pie, with FIFA and NHL 12 also earning high spots on the sales charts. Gears of War 3 is the top exclusive of the month, securing the second place spot.
- Top 10 best-selling, physical retail games (US) 8/28/11 through 10/1/11
- Madden NFL 12
- Gears of War 3
- Dead Island
- FIFA Soccer 12
- NHL 12
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- Resistance 3
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Microsoft took top console honors again this month, continuing their year-long winning streak. The Xbox 360 sold 438K units. Nintendo reported 260K sales of its 3DS portable, and 240K sales for the Wii. Sony, as of press time, has not released any console sales figures.