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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Tops February Sales Charts

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Posted March 8, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson











Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Supports 32-Player Console Games?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was the top-selling game across platforms for the month of February 2012, beating out both Final Fantasy 13-2 and UFC Undisputed 3, which came in second and third. That's not bad for a game that's been out since November.

We don't have exact sales numbers on how much each game made or anything, but we do know that overall software sales amounted to $464.4MM in February. That might seem like a lot, but it was actually a pretty bad month for the industry. Sales were down 23 percent compared to last year during the same time. 

Also notable: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning had a solid showing. It was the fourth highest selling game for the month, which is particularly impressive because it's the first game from a new development company (38 Studios) and also is not a sequel. Every single other game on the top selling games list is a sequel, many from franchise that go back many, many years (Twisted Metal, Soul Calibur 5, Final Fantasy 13-2, NBA 2K). Hey, video game industry, maybe sales wouldn't be going down year-to-year if you guys put out more original games. Just a thought.

Anyway, click the cut for the top-ten best selling games in February 2012.

February 2012 Top 10 Games (New Physical Retail only; across all platforms incl. PC) Rank Publisher
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)** 1 Activision Blizzzard
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3, 360)** 2 Square Enix Inc.
UFC Undisputed 3 (360, PS3) 3 THQ
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (360, PS3, PC) 4 Electronic Arts
Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360, PS3) 5 Ubisoft
NBA 2K12 (360, PS3, PSP, Wii, PC, PS2) 6 Take 2 Interactive
Soul Calibur V (360, PS3)** 7 Namco Bandai Games
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PS3, PC)** 8 Bethesda Softworks
Twisted Metal 2012 (PS3) 9 Sony
Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)** 10 Electronic Arts
     

 To find out what happened on the hardware side of things in February, check out our February hardware analysis

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