The NPD Group has released their report on the ten bestselling titles in October and, not surprisingly, Battlefield 3 takes the top spot. EA’s modern warfare sim likely won’t hold onto the crown for long as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was released to record-breaking sales earlier this week.
Battlefield 3 was followed by a slew of new releases including Batman: Arkham City, NBA 2K12, Rage, Just Dance 3, Dark Souls, and Forza Motorsport 4. That’s right, the brutal action RPG Dark Souls outsold Microsoft’s big racing franchise.
Holdovers for this month include Madden NFL 12, Gears of War 3, and that other football game, FIFA Soccer 12. The complete top ten for October can be found after the break.
Bestselling Games in October 2011
1. Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
2. Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, PS3)
3. NBA 2K12 (Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, PS2, PC)
4. Rage (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
5. Just Dance 3 (Wii, Xbox 360)
6. Dark Souls (PS3, Xbox 360)
7. Madden NFL 12 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP)
8. Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)
9. Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)
10. FIFA Soccer 12 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2, 3DS)