Boom! After taking the month of August off thanks to the NFL lockout, the debut of Madden NFL 12 has reclaimed its rightful spot at the top of The NPD Groups’s monthly rankings.
The football sim was joined at the top of the charts by other big new releases: Gears of War 3 chainsawed the second spot and Deep Silver’s Dead Island landed at #3 (behold the power of hype, folks). EA Sports claimed the rest of the top five with FIFA Soccer 12 at #4 and NHL 12 a spot below. Resistance 3 at #7 and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine at #10 round out the bevy of new releases on this NPD list.
Holdovers from previous months include Deus Ex: Human Revolution (#6), Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (#8) and Call of Duty: Black Ops (#9).
The complete top ten can be found after the break.
Bestselling Games in September 2011
1. Madden NFL 12 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP)
2. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
3. Dead Island (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
4. FIFA Soccer 12 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, 3DS)
5. NHL 12 (Xbox 360, PS3)
6. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
7. Resistance 3 (PS3)
8. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Wii, DS, Xbox 360, 3DS, PS3, PSP, PC)
9. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360, PS3, DS, Wii, PC)
10. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)