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Update: Nintendo released some new statistics showing huge increases in 3DS sales since the launch of its new, larger XL hardware. According to Nintendo, 3DS hardware sales (we assume this means both original and XL hardware) increased 36 percent over July. 3DS software, thanks to the success of New Super Mario Bros. 2, did even better, increasing over 68 percent over the previous month.
Nintendo also revealed specific sales figures for the two big 3DS titles of the month. New Super Mario Bros. 2 moved 240,000 units, making it the highest selling individual SKU of the month. Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance sold 180,000 copies.
U.S. market research firm NPD released its latest video game retail sales figures for the month of August. THQ's Darksiders II led software sales with 247,000 units sold. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron from Activision placed 7th and sold 105,000 units.
Overall game sales declined 20 percent year-over-year from $647.2MM to $515.6MM, according to NPD.
Below is the top 10 list of best-selling video games in the U.S. for August 2012:
**(includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)
NPD's reporting period is from July 29 through August 25, which is why Madden NFL 13 (August 28) is noticeably absent from this list.
Good news for THQ, the success of Darksiders II can save them.
Yay go Darksiders! This game is so amazing, I'm still playing it! Go THQ & Vigil!!!
Sort of like a "Build-Up" to November when most titles release.
Yay! THQ needs the money. I'm glad. Now if that South Park game makes alot of money they'll be o.k.
yay! go darksiders 2!
Guessing THQ is safe then? Really hope so.
I'm not surprised by this list and it actually made me smile. I'm so happy I have a 3DS.
Anyone else not surprised by this? Look at it's competition. Nothing to stop it from being number one. BLOPs is still selling at number 8 almost 2 years later. That has to mean something.
A list of games i don't want. Already have Batman.
Wow. Good for Darksiders II. Didn't think they'd be topping the sales list.
I can't believe Fall Of Cybertron got in 7th place!!! And I'm pretty disappointed Batman Arkham City is in 8th place.
WHY GOD WHY?!! THEY'RE BOTH AWESOME GAMES FOR GODS SAKE!!!!
You go Lego Batman!
I want this soo bad, but no cash
Awesome sales for Darksiders II = Darksiders III. WOOOOOOO!!!!! CAN'T WAIT!!
this is how it should be bring on ds3 with 4 way mulity player and if jo mad can early word be good
I wish Sleeping Dogs was a little higher up on the list. It deserves a lot of sales.
This is good news for all of us waiting for a conclusion in Darksiders 3. I'm really sick of teasing cliffhanger games, and Darksiders and its sequels are absolutely shameless with their endings.