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Gears Of War 3, Dead Island, Deus Ex: Hardcore Games Rule September Sales Chart

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Posted October 13, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson




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Dead Island

Research analysts at the NPD group just released their video game sales numbers for the month of September, and while sales overall across the industry were down 6 percent from last year, software sales for the month were up a bit from 2010's numbers, and showed strong sales for "core" games. In fact, with the exception of Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, and seasonal sports titles, the entire top ten is composed of deep, mature games like Gears of War 3, Deus Ex and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. There's not a Just Dance or Zumba Fitness to be seen.

Perhaps the most interesting entry on the list is Dead Island. The open-world Action RPG is not a sequel or part of a franchise, and is from Deep Silver, a smaller publisher that probably isn't used to topping charts. I'm sure champagne bottles are being opened at the DS offices... I mean, as a break from working on Dead Island 2, a game I imagine is in frantic development.

The Top Ten games in September are under the "Read More" tag.

Top 10 Games (New Physical Retail only; across all platforms incl. PC)      

  1. Madden NFL 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP)**   
  2. Gears of War 3 (360)**     
  3. Dead Island (360, PS3, PC)     
  4. FIFA Soccer 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, 3DS)   
  5. NHL 12 (360, PS3)    
  6. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360, PS3, PC)**     
  7. Resistance 3 (PS3)      
  8. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Wii, NDS, 360, 3DS, PS3, PSP, PC)   
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, NDS, Wii, PC)**    
  10. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (360, PS3, PC)    
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