The Death that stars in Darksiders II isn’t taking a holiday, but he did take the top spot in The NPD Group’s list of bestselling games in August.
Two other August releases, New Super Mario Bros 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, round out the top three, making August the first time all Summer that three new releases lead the bestseller list. New releases Sleeping Dogs (#6) and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (#7) also made the list.
The remainder of the August top ten looks very similar to previous months and you can find it after the break.
Bestselling Games in August 2012
1. Darksiders II (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
2. New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS)
3. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
4. NCAA Football 13 (Xbox 360, PS3)
5. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii, Xbox 360, DS, PS3, 3DS, Vita, PC)
6. Sleeping Dogs (Xbox 360, PS3)
7. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Xbox 360, PS3)
8. Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
9. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360, PS3, DS, Wii, PC)
10. The Amazing Spider-Man (Xbox 360, PS3, DS, 3DS, Wii)