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Madden NFL 13, Borderlands 2 lead all September bestsellers

Boom! The annual juggernaut that is the Madden NFL Football has once again taken the top spot for September sales as Madden NFL 13 reigned supreme last month.

Gearbox’s Borderlands 2 followed close behind with strong sales of its own. In fact, they were so strong that the sequel managed to top the first month sales of the original Borderlands by 234%. That is just an insane number.

New releases controlled much of the top ten with FIFA Soccer 13 (#3), Guild Wars 2 (#5), NHL 13 (#6), and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (#7) also performing well.

The full top ten for September 2012 can be found after the break. (more…)

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Darksiders II, NSMB2, Kingdom Hearts 3D reign supreme as August’s bestselling games

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. (more…)

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NCAA Football 13 is the bestselling game of July 2012

The NPD Group has released their list of the ten bestselling games of July 2012 and, surprising no one, NCAA Football 13 took the top spot.

The football sim was the only new release from the month of July to crack the top ten, but to be fair, there weren’t very many games released last month. Instead, the top ten is populated by holdovers like Lego Batman 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, and two Call of Duty games (Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3). According to Joystiq, this motley crew could only manage sales of $260.7 million, a 23% drop from July 2011’s take of $338.5 million.

The full top ten is available after the break. (more…)

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PSN Today: NCAA Football 13, Quantum Conundrum, Game of Thrones, more

This week’s PlayStation Store update is the perfect example of “something for everyone.” At least one of the eight games added to the store this week should make you giddy with excitement. And if not, I think your giddy bone may be broken. Best get that looked at.

There’s digital download versions of NCAA Football 13, Game of Thrones, and Get Up And Dance. There’s Kim Swift’s latest puzzle platformer, Quantum Conundrum. There’s the colorful RPG, Rainbow Moon, and the colorful arcade reboot, Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition.

Finally, there’s the PS2 Classic Hannspree Ten Kate Honda: SBK Superbike World and the PSP Mini Arcade Pool.

Hit the jump for more on everything you’ll find in this week’s PlayStation Store update. (more…)

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New Releases: NCAA Football 13, Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure, Ice Age 4, More

It is hot. Like, too hot. Too hot to do anything but complain. And complain we will, as we’re in the dog days of Summer and the new release slate is ridiculously bare. Game publishers will eventually jump onto the “Summer Blockbuster” mentality, I just wish they’d do it sooner.

This week’s big new release is NCAA Football 13 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. It’s joined by Sega’s 3DS rhythm game, Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure and the multiplatform movie tie-in game, Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games.

Hit the jump for a few more new releases. (more…)

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NCAA Football 13 drafts Robert Griffin III for cover

Robert Griffin III had a good weekend.

The quarterback from Baylor put on an amazing show at this weekend’s NFL Scouting Combine and, this morning, EA Sports announced he’ll be the cover athlete for NCAA Football 13.

But unlike at the Combine, Griffin will have to share the spotlight when NCAA Football 13 is released in July for the PS3 and Xbox 360 as EA also announced that a fan vote for a second cover athlete will begin on March 12. Voting will take place on the NCAA Football Facebook Page where fans will be able to select one of eight former Heisman Trophy winners to accompany Griffin:

  • Marcus Allen (RB – University of Southern California)
  • Doug Flutie (QB – Boston College)
  • Eddie George (RB – Ohio State University)
  • Desmond Howard (WR – University of Michigan)
  • Barry Sanders (RB – Oklahoma State University)
  • Herschel Walker (RB – University of Georgia)
  • Charlie Ward (QB – Florida State University)
  • Andre Ware (QB – University of Houston)

My money’s on Sanders, but I’d love to see Flutie win.

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EA Sports Season Ticket now available

Leave it to Electronic Arts to take the “online pass” idea to places you never thought it would go. Today, the publisher launched the EA Sports Season Ticket, a new service that’ll provide “premium benefits” in five EA Sports titles (Madden NFL 12, NHL 12, FIFA Soccer 12, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and NCAA Football 13).

The Season Ticket carries an annual fee of $24.99 on the PlayStation Store (or 2000 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live), subscribers will receive four benefits: the chance to download an EA Sports title three days before the retail disc version is available for sale, a 20-percent discount on in-game DLC, premium web content and membership recognition (a small icon next to your username in the game).

So after EA separates you from your $25, you’ll have access to discounts, a snazzy icon for your PSN username/Gamertag and web content like the premium Creation Center packs for FIFA Soccer 12. According to EA, “these packs provide a deeper set of customization tools and abilities within Creation Center to build your own teams and tournaments.”

But the real meat of the program appears to be the ability to download an EA Sports game three days before the regular folks who have to wait for the disc version. But buyer beware, according to EA, the downloadable version of the game will cease to work after the disc version is available in stores.

Come on EA, what is the point of that?

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