Battlefield 3 Leads $1.08 billion October NPD, 360 Ahead of PS3

November 11, 2011Written by Sebastian Moss

Retail tracking firm NPD has revealed the total U.S. game and hardware sales for the month of October, which hit $1.08 billion Рa one percent increase in sales over last year.

The NPD have revealed the hardware sales for October, although the PS3 numbers have been estimated based on the year-over-year percentage change:

  • Xbox 360 – 393,000
  • PS3 – 250,000
  • Wii – Nearly 250,000
  • 3DS – Over 250,000
  • NDS – Almost 180,000

NPD analyst Anita Frazier said:

On an average sales per week basis, October 2011 unit sales of 3DS, DS, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 platforms all saw an increase over September 2011, which was a 5-week retail month (Oct ’11 was a four-week retail month).

For software, Battlefield 3 sold just under 2 million units, while Batman: Arkham City shifted over 1.5 million units. id Software’s new IP Rage sold 550,000 units in its first month.

Frazier added:

New software releases performed very well this month. Seven of the top 10 titles were new October releases, and the top 10 titles sold 23% more units than did the top 10 last October. Between Uncharted 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, and Zelda: Skyward Sword, I expect November to be a huge month for new physical retail sales.

The top 10 are:

  • Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)**
  • Batman: Arkham City (360, PS3)**
  • NBA 2K12 (360, PS3, PSP, Wii, PS2, PC)
  • Rage (360, PS3, PC)
  • Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360)
  • Dark Souls (PS3, 360)**
  • Madden NFL 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP)**
  • Forza Motorsport 4 (360)**
  • Gears of War 3 (360)**
  • FIFA Soccer 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2, 3DS)

**(includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)