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


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:


01.Madden NFL 2013PS3, 360, Wii, PSVElectronic Arts
02.Borderlands 2PS3, 360, PCTake 2
03.FIFA Soccer 13PS3, 360, 3DS, Wii, PSV, PSPElectronic Arts
04.New Super Mario Bros. 23DSNintendo
05.Guild Wars 2PCNCSoft
06.NHL 13PS3, 360Electronic Arts
07.World of WarCraft: Mists of PandariaPCActivision Blizzard
08.NCAA Football 13PS3, 360Electronic Arts
09.LEGO Batman 2: DC Super HeroesPS3, 360, 3DS, Wii, PC, PSV, DSWarner Bros.
10.Battlefield 3PS3, 360, PCElectronic Arts
Ishaan Sahdev
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