Posted November 9, 2012 by Justin Alderman in News

NBA 2K13, Resident Evil 6, And Pokemon Top NPD’s Oct 2012 US Charts

npd oct 2012 video game sales
npd oct 2012 video game sales

The NPD Group has reported that Take-Two’s NBA 2K13, Capcom’s Resident Evil 6, and Nintendo’s Pokemon Black Version 2 topped the U.S. October 2012 retail software charts.

NBA 2K13 held a commanding lead on the US top 10 chart, with 1.27 million units sold across all versions, followed by 806K units for Resident Evil 6. Pokemon Black Version 2‘s exact sales were not revealed, however, we know that it fell somewhere between 460.2K and 806K, with combined sales of Black 2 and White 2 totaling 867K.

Much further down the charts, EA’s Medal of Honor: Warfighter shipped a mere 300K units during its debut month. This represents a drop of around 70% from the total first month sales of the 2010′s Medal of Honor.

On the hardware side, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was the top selling console with 270K units sold (a 31.3% year-over-year), and Nintendo’s 3DS came in a close second with somewhere between 213K and 250K in total sales. Exact hardware sales numbers were not provided for the PS3, Wii, DS, and PS Vita.

Overall video game industry sales of new retail products fell 25% year-over-year to just $755.55 million. Hardware sales represented the lion’s share of the decline, reporting just $187.3 million in sales (down 37% year-over-year). Software sales realized a 25% drop to $451.8 million. The sale of video game accessories helped offset the declines with a 5% increase to $135.6 million thanks in part to Skylanders figures.

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

1.) NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PC) Take-Two Interactive – 1.27M
2.) Resident Evil 6 (360, PS3) Capcom – 806K
3.) Pokemon Black Version 2 (NDS) Nintendo – between 460.2K and 806K
4.) Dishonored (360, PS3, PC) Bethesda Softworks – 460.2K
5.) Pokemon White Version 2 (NDS) Nintendo – 867K less Black Version 2 sales
6.) Madden NFL 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV) EA
7.) FIFA Soccer 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV, 3DS, PSP) EA
8.) Medal of Honor: Warfighter (360, PS3, PC) EA – 300K
9.) Borderlands 2 (360, PS3, PC) Take-Two Interactive
10.) Skylander Giants (Wii, 360, PS3, 3DS) Activision Blizzard – 269K

XX.) XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Some order of 360/PS3/PC) Take-Two Interactive – 114K
XX.) New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) Nintendo – 135K

Source: NeoGAF

*Thanks to Hanna for the awesome (and hairy) source image!*

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.