November Videogame Sales: All Sequels Reporting For Duty

By Ishaan . December 9, 2011 . 3:01pm

Long story short: North America saw lots of sequels released in November and they all sold better than their predecessors, according to the NPD Group. Let’s take these in order:


#1 – First month sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 bested last year’s Black Ops by about 7%.

#2 – In one month, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim sold 5x the amount Oblivion did in the same timeframe. In a month, the game was just half a million copies short of Oblivion’s lifetime sales.


#3 – Battlefield 3 is the best-selling game in the Battlefield series to date.

#9 – This isn’t from the NPD Group, but Nintendo of America reported that Skyward Sword is the fastest-selling Zelda game of all time. The game sold 600,000 copies in its first.

#10 – Following strong sales, Batman: Arkham City is just shy of Arkham Asylum’s lifetime sales.


Finally, while it isn’t on the list, Super Mario 3D Land is the fastest-selling portable Mario game ever. It sold 625,000 copies in November. It and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary would have charted in the top-ten had the chart been broken up by sales on individual platforms.


Here’s the full top-10 chart for the month:


Rank Title System Publisher
01. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3, 360, Wii, PC Activision Blizzard
02. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3, 360, PC Bethesda Softworks
03. Battlefield 3 PS3, 360, PC Electronic Arts
04. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations PS3, 360, PC Ubisoft
05. Just Dance 3 360, Wii Ubisoft
06. Madden NFL 12 PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, PS2 Electronic Arts
07. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Fortune PS3 Sony
08. Saints Row: The Third PS3, 360, PC THQ
09. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii Nintendo
10. Batman: Arkham City PS3, 360, PC Warner Bros.

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