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. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10. As a note all sales figures are retail only.
This week we will be looking at the top 10 selling games in September 2013. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling games in 2013 through September and the week before that the top 10 selling Call of Duty games.
Looking at the top 10 bestselling games in September 2013 they were all released in 2013. Eight of the 10 games were released in September, one in March and one in August. The eight games released in September sold a combined 29.45 million units or 97.3 percent of the combined sales of the top 10.
The top 10 bestselling games in September 2013 have sold a combined 30.26 million units. The PlayStation 3 version of Grand Theft Auto V sold more than 10 million units. The top two titles sold more than five million units and the top five titles sold more than two million units. However, after the top five sales drop off dramatically. The sixth to tenth bestselling games sold between 360,000 units and 450,000 units each.
There are two different versions of Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA Soccer 14 and Diablo III in the top 10. The two versions for each game are for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The two versions of Grand Theft Auto V sold a combined 20.92 million units. The two versions of FIFA Soccer 14 sold a combined 4.66 million units. The two versions of Diablo III sold a combined 860,000 units.
Breaking the sales down by platform there are five Xbox 360 games, four PlayStation 3 games and one 3DS game. The five Xbox 360 games sold a combined 12.86 million games or 2.57 million units on average. The four PlayStation 3 games sold a combined 14.79 million games or 3.70 million units on average. The one 3DS game, Monster Hunter 4, sold 2.61 million units.
The top 10 selling games in 2013 through September as a graph really shows Grand Theft Auto V has sold far above the rest. The two versions of the game have sold more than the rest of the top 10 combined.
When you break the sales down by publisher they are all third party games. There are three Take-Two games, three Electronic Arts games, two Activision games, one Capcom game, and one Square Enix games. The three Take-Two games sold a combined 21.32 million units or 70.5 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three Electronic Arts games sold a combined 5.03 million units 16.6 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
Here are the sales figures outside the top 10: The top 13 games sold more than 300,000 units and the top 16 games sold more than 200,000 units. The top 30 games sold more than 100,000 units and the top 56 games sold more than 50,000 units.
There have been 3.36 million units of hardware sold in September 2013 and 47.93 million games sold.
The 3DS was the bestselling platform to date in September with 1.26 million units sold. There have also been 159,896 PSP’s sold, 143,573 PlayStation Vita’s sold and 35,183 Nintendo DS’s sold.
The PlayStation 3 was the bestselling home console in September with 1.03 million units sold. There have also been 439,865 Xbox 360’s sold, 203,026 Wii U’s sold, and 100,284 Wii’s sold.
The PlayStation 3 sold the most software in September with 20.46 million games sold. There have also been 16.79 million games sold for the Xbox 360, 1.71 million games sold for the Wii, and 0.93 million games sold for the Wii U.
The 3DS sold the most software for a handheld in September to date with 4.20 million games sold. There have also been 1.05 million games sold for the DS, 0.64 million games sold for the PSP, and 0.60 million games sold for the PlayStation Vita.
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