Fallout: New Vegas Is The Second Best Selling Game Of October

By Spencer . November 16, 2010 . 4:22pm

imageAccording to the NPD, Fallout: New Vegas took the number two spot on the best selling games of October 2010 chart. You’re looking at the top selling title, NBA 2K11 from Take Two. Sports games were a slam dunk last month with soccer, football, and basketball (should we count wrestling too?) titles selling strong.


Fable III also brought Microsoft a king’s ransom. While it wasn’t number one, it climbed up to fourth place with only five days of sales. Fable III was released in North America on October 26.



Rank Title System Publisher
01. NBA 2K11 PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, DS, PS2, PC Take Two
02. Fallout: New Vegas PS3, 360, PC Bethesda Softworks
03. Medal of Honor PS3, 360, PC Electronic Arts
04. Fable III 360 Microsoft
05. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, PC Lucasarts
06. Halo: Reach 360 Microsoft
07. Just Dance 2 Wii Ubisoft
08. FIFA Soccer 11 PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, DS, PS2, PC Electronic Arts
09. Madden NFL 11 PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, PS2 Electronic Arts
10. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, PS2 THQ

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  • Phoenix_Apollo

    So many PS2 game still on this list…I’m so very pleased.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Sports titles are always the last to go. They did PS1 Madden as late as 2002 as I recall, Gamecube lasted to like 2007 and you could order it through EA for Xbox in 2009.

      • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

        Wow, that’s crazy. I didn’t know Madden ’09 for the xbox existed! Too bad Some Obscure but Amazing J-RPG ’09 doesn’t exist for the PS2… or does it? :O

        • M’iau M’iaut

          The only reason to note it was that it did not receive release anywhere but through EA directly. As a result it is a true rarity, a sports title that is rare. About the only other such title in recent memory was that GC NCAA 2k game (I think its 2003) that was only shipped for pre-orders…..and who in the hell would have preordered a college basketball game on the gamecube.And I can’t recall another company direct sales only title since the final days of the 2600.

          • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

            “and who in the hell would have preordered a college basketball game on the gamecube.”

            XDXD I’ll believe it when I see it.

    • Somehow, I doubt the PS2 versions actually made the top 10.

  • I hope Vanquish sold somewhat well….

  • I seethe with rage when I see The Force Unleashed II sold so well when so many other games deserved to sell better.

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    NBA 2K11 is a special basketball game. Unless you dislike Michael Jordan, because many of the new modes and features are dedicated to him. Watching Jordan do it all is part of my childhood memories though, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Seeing a sports franchise that goes through arbitrary annual updates suddenly put so much effort into an installment with a massive tribute to b-ball history commands my respect. I’ve stopped buying b-ball games since 2K1 on the Dreamcast, but this is truly the kind of thing that brings me back.

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