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 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|