Top 10 in Sales - August 2012

by William D'Angelo, posted on 19 September 2012 / 7,036 Views

Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise.

This week we will be looking at the top 10 bestselling games in August 2012. Last week we looked at the top 10 bestselling games on the PSP and the week before that the top 10 bestselling games on the DS. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10.

Top 10 Selling Games in August 2012

Looking at the top 10 bestselling games in August 2012, there are three games for the Xbox 360, three for the PlayStation 3, two for the 3DS, one for the Wii, and one for the DS. Looking at the games by publisher – there are four games published by Square Enix, two by Nintendo, two by THQ, and two by Sega.

The top 10 bestselling games in August 2012 sold a combined 3.65 million games. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is the only game to crack one million sold during the month of August. Dragon Quest X is the only other game to sell more than 500,000 units.

Looking at the games by platform, the three Xbox 360 titles sold a combined 750,669 units or 20.5 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three PlayStation 3 titles sold a combined 688,339 units or 18.8 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two 3DS titles sold a combined 1,477,551 units or 40.4 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The one Wii title sold 525,165 units or 14.4 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The one DS title sold 213,263 units or 5.9 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

Now looking at the game sales in the top 10 by publisher, the four Square Enix games sold a combined 1,389,457 or 38.0 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Nintendo games sold a combined 1,284,715 or 35.1 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two THQ games sold a combined 587,793 or 16.1 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Sega games sold a combined 393,022 or 10.8 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

Top 10 Selling Games in August 2012

Taking a look at the top 10 bestselling games in August as a graph it really shows how much New Super Mario Bros. 2 has outsold the rest of the games in the top 10. The game outsold the bottom five games in the top 10 combined.

As a quick note here are the hardware sales for the month of August. The 3DS was the bestselling platform for the month with sales of 970,721. The PlayStation 3 sold 496,194 units, the Xbox 360 sold 393,599 units and the Wii sold 257,430 units. The PlayStation Vita sold 142,581 units for the month, while the PSP sold 132,424 units and the DS 118,834 units.

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4 Comments

Pavolink (on 19 September 2012)

Dragons Quest X at number 2!


samuship (on 19 September 2012)

NSMB2 kicking asses.


DieAppleDie (on 19 September 2012)

and some people said DQX had a bad opening, it will be multimillion seller when released for the U and WW


gardenhose15 (on 19 September 2012)

Are those SMB2 numbers just physical copies or digital as well?


trunkswd (on 19 September 2012)

All number are from VGChartz, so just retail.


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