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NPD Console Sales Figures Top 10 Games of October 2010

Posted on November 16th, by raymond padilla in Console Wars, Nintendo DS, NPD Analysis, PS3, PSP, Today's Specials, Videogames, Wii, Xbox 360. 10 comments

It’s time for NPD Group’s sales figures! It’s the second month of neutered NPD numbers (*sniff* *sniff*) and I miss the flame wars the old numbers started. That said, the game sales data is still interesting. Let’s have a look!

  1. NBA 2K11 (Take-Two Interactive, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, PC)
  2. Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  3. Medal of Honor (Electronic Arts, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  4. Fable III (Microsoft, Xbox 360)
  5. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (LucasArts, Xbox 360, PS3, WII, PC, NDS)
  6. Halo: Reach (Microsoft, Xbox 360)
  7. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Wii)
  8. FIFA Soccer 11 (Electronic Arts, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PS2, PSP, NDS, PC)
  9. Madden NFL 11 (Electronic Arts, Xbox 360, PS3, WII, PS2, PSP)
  10. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 (THQ, PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, WII, PSP)

I’m said that more people didn’t buy SmackDown vs. Raw. The people need games with superior writing and that game has the best writing (of any kind) of 2010. Combining platforms and market saturation have changed the way the top 10 has looked for the last few years — way fewer Wii exclusives on the list. I’m surprised  and pleased that NBA 2K11 and Fallout topped the list. Not that those games were release by “small” publishers, but it’s good for the business when Acitivsion and EA aren’t completely dominating the scene.

What do you think of October’s numbers? Any surprises for you?

  • Nightshade386

    Well, I contributed to 4 of those titles making the list last month (although I returned The Force Unleashed II after about 2 days since I beat it in 6 hours). Fable III, WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 and FIFA Soccer 11 were all pretty good games.

  • smartguy

    I contributed to the number 1 spot. Next week I contribute to GT as well, then Majin the week after.

    • Big Blak

      I'm not sure how I feel about Majin, I played the demo and it was fun but it also felt like there was something missing.

  • Big Blak

    The "online" games usually sell more on the box of X.

  • smartguy

    I just learned from mmo champion that "the shattering" is happening in WoW next week, I might not get GT:5 on release day now. I really want to see Deathwing destroy Azeroth. If I see him, I'll record it and send it to Ray

  • N8R

    I contributed to 3 of them.

    SVR really is a great game. Lots of fun. The WWE Universe stuff is great. I was in a normal "play now" type of match with Drew McIntyre when all of a sudden the lights went out, the funeral bell rang, and when the lights came back, both of us were leveled to the ground.

    It kicks ass.