Borderlands 2 Enjoys 1.5 Million In Sales; EA Dominate September With Sports

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The NPD Group have released their monthly industry report for September, and it reveals that Electronic Arts published five of the ten best-selling titles in North America during the month, with an assortment of sports games. Topping the chart at the #1 spot was Madden NFL 2013.

 

Following Madden at #2 was popular co-operative shooter-cum-RPG, Borderlands 2, which Game Informer report sold 1.48 million copies in its first month on shelves. NPD’s Anita Frazier says that’s a 234% increase over launch sales of the original Borderlands.

 

Meanwhile, Game Informer also mention that New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS sold over 295,000 copies in its second month.

 

The top ten best-selling games in September were as follows:

 

Rank Title System Publisher
01. Madden NFL 2013 PS3, 360, Wii, PSV Electronic Arts
02. Borderlands 2 PS3, 360, PC Take 2
03. FIFA Soccer 13 PS3, 360, 3DS, Wii, PSV, PSP Electronic Arts
04. New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS Nintendo
05. Guild Wars 2 PC NCSoft
06. NHL 13 PS3, 360 Electronic Arts
07. World of WarCraft: Mists of Pandaria PC Activision Blizzard
08. NCAA Football 13 PS3, 360 Electronic Arts
09. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes PS3, 360, 3DS, Wii, PC, PSV, DS Warner Bros.
10. Battlefield 3 PS3, 360, PC Electronic Arts
Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.