September NPD: Madden NFL 12, Xbox 360 on top

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.

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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.

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    October 13, 2011 4:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, September NPD: Madden NFL 12, Xbox 360 on top.

    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.

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      October 13, 2011 4:54 PM

      sad to see Deus Ex HR fall to 6th place. I was hoping it would stay in the top 3. What a great game.

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      October 13, 2011 9:48 PM

      So many 360s.

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        October 14, 2011 7:55 AM

        I know, it's just an epic shock that developers choose to market to those gamers and/or just port console versions to PC.

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      October 13, 2011 10:38 PM

      Sony, as of press time, has not released any console sales figures.

      Does that mean they're really really bad, or do they normally just release their numbers later?

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      October 14, 2011 8:08 AM

      I really don't care about NPD numbers unless they include digital sales too. It's like having a movie simultaneously release on Blu-ray and in theaters, but we're not going to report on the box office gross, just the blu-ray sales.

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      October 14, 2011 8:16 AM

      Gamers still play Madden. Why don't they just dust off Madden 1997. Its the same game.

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        October 14, 2011 8:44 AM

        0/10.

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          October 14, 2011 9:15 AM

          Yeah, that's the review score Madden 12 deserves.

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            October 14, 2011 9:28 AM

            Nah, it's a fine football game. Nothing major wrong with it except the price tag. I hope someone somewhere can win the legal battle with EA so there can be cheap competition for this game. The Bigs is a great alternative to MLB2K11.