Posted October 12, 2012 by Justin Alderman in News

Madden NFL 13 And Borderlands 2 Top NPD’s September US Sales Charts

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According to The NPD Group, overall new retail video game sales in the U.S. fell 24% year-over-year in September 2012 to $848.3 million.

Total spending on new retail software sales dropped 14% during the month, however, the top two best-selling software titles bucked the declining trend by showing huge gains over their prior versions.

Electronic Arts’ Madden NFL 13 was the top selling title for the month with over 2.55 million copies sold across the 360, PS3, Wii, and Vita. This represents an 11% increase over Madden NFL 12‘s release last year. Take-Two’s Borderlands 2 also performed exceptionally well, with 1.48 million copies sold (a whopping 234% increase over the original Borderlands) across the 360, PS3, and PC.

Hardware sales saw the biggest year-over-year decline last month, with total sales falling 39% to just $210.9 million. However, sales of the DS, 3DS, PS3, Vita, and 360 were all up on an “average sales per week basis” when compared to August 2012.

The Xbox 360 topped the declining sector with 270,000 units sold (a 38.4% drop year-over-year), representing 49% of all current-generation console sales. No other specific hardware sales numbers were given in the report, however, Nintendo 3DS sales are estimated to be at least 213K.

During September 2012 the top 10 retail software sales in the U.S. were as follows:

1. Madden NFL 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV) Electronic Arts – More than 2.55M
2. Borderlands 2 (360, PS3, PC) Take Two Interactive – 1.48M
3. FIFA Soccer 13 (360, Ps3, PSV, Wii, 3DS, PSP) Electronic Arts
4. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) Nintendo – More than 295K
5. Guild Wars 2 (PC) NCSoft
6. NHL 13 (360, PS3) Electronic Arts
7. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC) Activision Blizzard
8. NCAA Footbal 13 (360, PS3) Electronic Arts
9. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSV, PC) Warner Bros. Interactive
10. Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC) Electronic Arts

Source: NeoGAF, GameSpot

Justin Alderman

A gamer since the Intellivision days in the early 80′s, who started writing about and covering the video game industry in 2008. In his spare time he is also a bit of a gun-nut and Star Wars nerd.