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Top 10 in Sales - PlayStation 3 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 August 2012 / 16,263 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 on the PlayStation 3. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling games in July 2012 and the week before that the top 10 selling games on the Xbox 360. 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 PlayStation 3 Games

Looking at the top 10 bestselling PlayStation 3 games, four of the games are for the Call of Duty franchise, while the other six games are for six different franchises. Four games were published by Activision, two by Sony, two by Electronic Arts, one by Take-Two, and one by Konami.

The top 10 bestselling PlayStation 3 games sold a combined 80.09 million games. All 10 games sold more than five million units, while the top three sold 10 million or more units.

The top three games are for the Call of Duty franchise, and the four games for the franchise in the top 10 sold a combined 39.86 million units. This is also 49.8 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two first part games in the top 10, Gran Turismo 5 and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, sold a combined 13.47 million units, or 16.8 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

The two Electronic Arts games, FIFA Soccer 12 and Battlefield 3, sold a combined 11.84 million units, or 14.8 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The Take-Two published game, Grand Theft Auto IV, sold 9.26 million units, or 11.6 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The Konami published game, Metal Gear Solid 4: The Guns of the Patriots, sold 5.66 million units, or 7.1 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

Top 10 Selling PlayStation 3 Games

Taking a look at the top 10 bestselling PlayStation 3 games, it is even easier to see how the Call of Duty franchise has grown on the PlayStation 3 with each release, except for World at War. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare to Modern Warfare 2 saw sales increase from 6.15 million units, to 10.00 million units. This is a 63 percent increase. Modern Warfare 2 to Black Ops saw sales increase 1.47 million units, or 15 percent. Black Ops to Modern Warfare 3 saw sales increase 0.77 million units or seven percent.

As a quick note the top 11 games sold five million or more units and the top 60 sold two million or more units.  146 games sold one million or more units and 305 games sold 500,000 or more units.

First party games, have sold a little more than 100 million units for the PlayStation 3. The top 18 games sold two million or more units and the top 28 sold one million or more units. 50 games sold 500,000 or more units.

Contact VGChartz at wdangelo@vgchartz.com


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26 Comments
Virus_Of_Life (on 27 August 2012)

Wow, only 2 of the top 10 aren't shooters, although you do shoot in FIFA.

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killerzX Virus_Of_Life (on 27 August 2012)

do MGS4 and Uncharted count as shooters?

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sethnintendo Virus_Of_Life (on 27 August 2012)

I don't think MGS4 and Uncharted count as FPS

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Virus_Of_Life Virus_Of_Life (on 27 August 2012)

Well They certainly aren't typical shooters, I can see why people wouldn't want them categorised with COD and Battlefield.

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the_dengle Virus_Of_Life (on 28 August 2012)

If you define a shooter as "a game in which the player regularly shoots enemies with a gun," then yeah, they're shooters. Sure, they're different kinds of shooters than COD or Battlefield, but... well, in the end, apples and oranges are both fruits.

The point is that 8/10 of these games feature a lot of shooting people with guns. As opposed to head-stomping, sword-cutting, fist-punching, whip-whipping, or OBJECTing. So basically, they're American.

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JustThatGamer (on 27 August 2012)

God of War III will pass Metal Gear Solid 4, Fifa 12, Call of Duty: MW and probably Uncharted 2 if that doesn't pick up pace and have a Trilogy edition released soon to help sales increase.

Vgchartz has God of War III under-tracked by almost 1 million units, It was confirmed by Sony to have sold 5.2 million by the end of May this year. And I think with the bargain of the generation releasing tomorrow known as the God of War Saga (includes all 5 games) and God of War: Ascension hype building up, God of War III will pass 6.5 million lifetime.

Also, when will Vgchartz finally fix God of War III's numbers? I asked ioi and got nothing and I can't even comment on the games wall to let people looking at it's sales know how massively under-tracked it is. Sort this out please.

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Wh1pL4shL1ve_007 (on 27 August 2012)

Weird... COD 1,2,3

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Kenology (on 30 August 2012)

PS3 is the Call of Duty box! Only two Sony titles in the top 10 though...?

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Sam3o (on 30 August 2012)

WOW at FIFA 2012! I know it sold really well (best selling in the series I think), but not enough to enter the PS3's top 10! Also, COD has taken over the entire 10m sellers club, but GTA4 will likely crash the party soon ;)

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Podings (on 30 August 2012)

Consumers have spoken. 40 million COD sales just in the PS3 top 10.

It has effectively substituted cops'n'robbers for the 10+ years olds it would seem, and their parents are probably happy about it. You know where they are when they're playing, and at least they aren't in a gang.

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duckypwns (on 28 August 2012)

Hey guys wanna hear a joke?

Sony lol

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zumnupy10 (on 28 August 2012)

This list is dated. It's clear that UC3 and GOW3 are above 5 Million.

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NobleTeam360 (on 27 August 2012)

Hmm CoD blows everything else out the water.

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Juma009 (on 27 August 2012)
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Signalstar kowenicki (on 28 August 2012)

Since when does 4/10 = 50%. Please tell me because I am and uninformed and biased when it comes to the latest updates on fractions and percentages.

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