The NPD Group’s sales report for the month of October is in, and reveals that Battlefield 3 was the best-selling game of the month, with just under 2 million copies sold in the U.S.  Not far behind it was Batman: Arkham City at over 1.5 million copies sold.


Something to take into account, though, is that digital sales for Battlefield 3 aren’t accounted for here, so a large portion of the game’s PC sales aren’t represented at all. Also representing the first-person shooter genre alongside Battlefield was id Software’s Rage.


Finally, From Software and Namco Bandai are probably pleased by the fact that Dark Souls made an appearance in the top-ten sellers list for last month, too, coming in at #7.


The top-ten sales chart for the U.S. in October is as follows:


01.Battlefield 3PS3, 360, PCElectronic Arts
02.Batman: Arkham CityPS3, 360Warner Bros.
03.NBA 2K12PS3, 360, PC, Wii, PSP, PS2Deep Silver
04.RagePS3, 360, PCBethesda Softworks
05.Just Dance 3
360, WiiUbisoft
06.Dark SoulsPS3, 360Namco Bandai
07.Madden NFL 12PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, PS2Electronic Arts
08.Forza Motorsport 4
09.Gears of War 3360Microsoft
10.Fifa Soccer 12PS3, 360, Wii, 3DS, PSP, PS2Electronic Arts
Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at 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.

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