Lots Of People Bought Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City And Dark Souls In America


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:


Rank Title System Publisher
01. Battlefield 3 PS3, 360, PC Electronic Arts
02. Batman: Arkham City PS3, 360 Warner Bros.
03. NBA 2K12 PS3, 360, PC, Wii, PSP, PS2 Deep Silver
04. Rage PS3, 360, PC Bethesda Softworks
05. Just Dance 3
360, Wii Ubisoft
06. Dark Souls PS3, 360 Namco Bandai
07. Madden NFL 12 PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, PS2 Electronic Arts
08. Forza Motorsport 4
360 Microsoft
09. Gears of War 3 360 Microsoft
10. Fifa Soccer 12 PS3, 360, Wii, 3DS, PSP, PS2 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.