The sales results are in for September and although hardware took another steep dive, there's reason to believe this fall should be a positive one for the industry.

According to the NPD sales figures for last month, software sales were down 18% year-over-year (down to $497.4 million) and hardware plummeted 39% (down to only $210.9 million). But there is some good news when examining the upcoming months.

Madden NFL 13 was the top selling game for September, and the new iteration actually sold 11% better than last year's series entry. Bolstered by great word-of-mouth and huge critical acclaim, Borderlands 2 nailed down the #2 spot and enjoyed first-month numbers that are a whopping 234% better than the original title. And despite overall sales dropping 14%, PC software rose 12% thanks to the likes of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria , Guild Wars 2 , and Diablo III .

Hopefully, a lot of top-notch titles for the fall will return the industry to an upward trend. Cross your fingers!

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Is John Madden still alive?

PoopsMcGee
PoopsMcGee
8 years ago

Yeah, but he's not looking very spry these days…

edit/ not that he was ever THAT spry to begin with but you know what I mean.


Last edited by PoopsMcGee on 10/12/2012 12:13:20 AM

Condemnedsoul23
Condemnedsoul23
8 years ago

Glad Borderlands 2 is getting the recognition it deserves. Still unequivocally game of the year for me. This should pretty much guarantee a third entry. Looking forward to that DLC next week.

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
8 years ago

I agree, B2 is my GOTY candidate as of today. The DLC will be great to explore later on. I am also looking forward to play through #2 later on as the Mechromancer!