September 2011 NPD rankings

Find out which games made the top 10 rankings of the September NPD. Resistance 3 and Dead Island make their first appearances on the chart.

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yesmynameissumo2614d ago

Resistance 3 #7. Good. So much for being a flop I say.

M-Easy2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

So basically Madden (worst madden in 5 years) outsold Gears, for some god awful reason Dead Island was 3rd. R3 (only other exclusive) hit #7 and Warhammer 40K somehow reached the top 10.

Oh and FINALLY Black Ops isn't in the top 10.

Dart892614d ago

This may have something to do with blk ooops not bieng in the top10 xDDDDDDDDDDDD.

turnerdc2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

Well...remember this is for the ENTIRE month of September. Madden released Aug 30th and Gears released Sept 20th. Madden has about an extra 3 weeks of sales on the charts. Ending up as the #2 game for an entire month with only about 10 days of actual sales is pretty damn impressive.

SilentNegotiator2614d ago

"and FINALLY Black Ops isn't in the top 10"

*Joyous Chorus*

Still, Madden at #1....that doesn't make me feel good, either. Two other annual sports titles on there, too.

Daoshai2614d ago

use a little common sense M-Easy

dkp232614d ago

lost credibility...the worst madden in the last five years was madden 11...

That is not saying that madden 12 is a good game, that is saying madden 11 is worse than madden 12...

gaden_malak2614d ago

Don't forge that is Madden over 5 consoles vs Gears on one console.


Some one did not click the link. Black ops is in the top ten.

Madden NFL 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP)** 1 Electronic Arts
Gearsof War 3 (360)** 2 Microsoft (Corp)
Dead Island (360, PS3, PC) 3 Deep Silver
FIFA Soccer 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, 3DS) 4 Electronic Arts
NHL 12 (360, PS3) 5 Electronic Arts
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360, PS3, PC)** 6 Square Enix Inc
Resistance 3 (PS3) 7 Sony (Corp)
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Wii, NDS, 360, 3DS, PS3, PSP, PC) 8 LucasArts
Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, NDS, Wii, PC)** 9 Activision Blizzard
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (360, PS3, PC) 10 THQ.

Now go cry that a game u hate and bash so much on N4G is still selling and over 20million people do not even know this site/u cod haters are b1tcing.

Skip_Bayless2614d ago

Just shows that we need new systems soon. Too many old and rehash games are only selling to the casual audience.

SilentNegotiator2614d ago

Darn it, somehow I skipped over nine and then other people said it wasn't there and.....oooooh, confound myself.

"Now go cry that a game u hate and bash so much on N4G is still selling and over 20million people do not even know this site/u cod haters are b1tcing"
I could care less if the uninformed and sheep didn't hear my opinion on anything.

M-Easy2614d ago

Oops Blops was there at #9. Sorry I missed it. Just wishful thinking I guess.

EVILDEAD3602614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

'So basically Madden (worst madden in 5 years) outsold Gears'

LMAO @ pretending that Gears which did 3 million plus in a week is somehow below Madden.

So let's help you out

Total sales

#1 Madden 12 sales PS3 + 306 + Wii + PSP + PS2

#2 Gears of War exclusively on Xbox 360

Individual sales

#1 Gears of War

6 of the top on the 360

Just so you understand..

I'm sure Resistance is up there too in the individual sales which always leak in the next day or so


M-Easy2614d ago

Gears sold about 2 million domestic here in the US and 1 million in every other territory for a total of 3 million. Seems like a disappointment to me.

All the 360 honks were saying it was going to give BF3 and MW3 a run for its money but it seems to have sold less than Gears 2 so far. It couldn't even beat out Black Ops for the most players on its launch week. It couldn't beat madden; BF3 and MW3 are going to destroy it within 3 days of their respective launches. Sorry I know the truth hurts but Gears isn't what it was in 2006.

EVILDEAD3602613d ago (Edited 2613d ago )

'It couldn't beat madden; BF3 and MW3 are going to destroy it within 3 days of their respective launches. Sorry I know the truth hurts but Gears isn't what it was in 2006.'

LMFAO @ the REAL 'truth' actually hurting YOU...

Gears 3 ISNT what it was in's what it was in's destroying those numbers

Let's help you out one more time...

NPD tracked August 28th to October 1st.

MADDEN 12 was rleased August 30th

Gears of War 3 was released September 20th

This chart shows the sales of Madden on ALL systems for a total of 32 days

This chart show the sales of Gears for a total of 11 days

So let's compare Gears NPD alone

Gears 1 first week - 600,000
Gears 2 first week - 1.3 million
Gears 3 first week - 2 million+ (estimated)

Madden 12's WHOLE MONTH of sales on the 360 - 1 Million (estimated)

Simply put...Gears DOUBLED Madden 12 whole month of sales in one week

So what are these tall tales of Madden 12 beating Gears you speak of? Straight Fiction..

Gears sales FAR from a disappointment and exceeding every other Gears NPD in the first week alone and as predicted will be the #1 selling exclusive of 2011.

I know the truth 'hurts'..but nice try though..


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elshadi2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

why you have disagrees ??
oh i know you have to say R3 floped to get agrees

PSX992614d ago

resistance 3 is a flop, at number 7 which is probably 250kish. dead island on ps3 probably sold more.

yesmynameissumo2614d ago

Yup. Any game in the top 10 of NPD is a flop. I'd add /s, but I'm not sure you'd understand it.

SoapShoes2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

Yup the top ten selling games are flops. Gears 3 flopped, all that hype and can't beat Madden? Oh noes! Lol what a ****ing fool. They all did great.

StanLee2614d ago

@ PSX99

I love the Resistance franchise and despite what critics say, it continues to be fantastic for those who've followed the series and continue to support the franchise, which is why it's in the top 10 of the NPD despite being on 1 platform.

kikizoo2614d ago

..and it's ndp ! (probably better for europe and japan)

ZeroX98762614d ago

@ yesmynameissumo
Gears of war 3 is in the list of the few extremely good and hardcore exclusive for the 360 this year. It's only normal for this game to sell so well.

Resistance 3 got a lot of competition for the title of best exclusive on PS3 since there's so many, so gamers are only buying their exclusives of choice.

On 360 this year, there's gears of war 3, forza motorsport 4, halo anniversary. Some exclusive are also on PC (just not on PS3), so those sales are divided on 2 platforms.

The 4 games I mentionned (forza4,halo,gears3) are pretty much the only exclusive I'll buy this year on 360 (already have gears and forza). On PS3, I bought littlebigplanet 2, killzone 3, desgaea 4, MLB the show 11, motorstorm apocalypse, infamous 2, bleach SR, resistance 3. Uncharted 3 is already preordered.
I'm buying almost every exclusive there is, but a big majority of consumers wont buy every exclusive there is. and yeah it surprises me that gears 3 got beaten by madden. multiplatform I guess...

EVILDEAD3602614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

No matter how many people spin has NOTHING to do with the amount of exclusives.

I laugh when people pretend that people who bought Little Big Planet 2 in January somehow hurt sales of Infamous 2 in June and Resistance 3 in September???

Gears of War 3 was the most anticipated exclusive of 2011 period. It simply is a testament of how big the game was to the 360 install base.

I'm laughing at people who have no idea that NPD counts sales on ALL systems for the chart shown.

Nothing came remotely close to beating Gears on individual on ANY individual system. It did 3 million plus in one week.

By tommorow the headlines will show the true numbers.

It's the same results that Uncharted 3 will have after November NPD shows Call of Duty: MW3 on top and hopefully we all push Uncharted 3 to #2. But there is no guarantee with Battlefield 3 carry over, Skyrim, Halo Anniversary, and Assasin's Creed.


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AsianOnRoute692614d ago

Gears being in second place for the whole month, and having been out for about a little over a week in september is pretty impressive.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF2614d ago

The only reason it's behind Madden is because EA is using totals from all consoles and handhelds.

Solidus187-SCMilk2614d ago

thats how NPD works now. They used to divide it between platforms, and they do have that information still probably but the numbers that they give out now combine all the sales of multiplat titles. It has nothing to do with EA, NPD just does that for any game on multiple platforms now.

PSX992614d ago

@yesmynameissumo- Jut because you are in the top 10 doesn't mean anything. Sony considered this a blockbuster as you can see in their npd response. The game is a flop,uncharted 3 won't flop however.

SoapShoes2614d ago

I've never heard such ridiculous stupidity.

PSX992614d ago

difference is gears is number 2 and with it only having 1 week of sales. resistance came out early sept and its number 7.

DaTruth2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

Good doesn't stop being good because something else is great!

trouble_bubble2614d ago (Edited 2614d ago )

"Just because you are in the top 10 doesn't mean anything"

The world wouldn't be full of top 10s if it didn't mean anything, lol. Tell me the NY Times bestseller list means nothing for writers, and they list 35 per category. Billboard has a top 200 ffs. Dan Gallagher, Casey Kasem, Rick Dees, Seacrest all did top 30's. Movie box office is always tallied in top 10s and that's at least worldwide numbers. NPD is USA only. Wah? Buh? Huzzah!

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