This week we are looking at the top 10 selling games of September and what Nintendo and Microsoft have been up to.
Statistics based off VGChartz’s data show the latest, most popular games, compiled from Sept 1st to 22nd. Whether this helps you decide what to buy, or bragging rights on whose favorite game is really more popular, here it is:
- 10. NHL (PS3) with 45,000 copies sold
- 9. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3) with 52,000 copies sold
- 8. NHL (Xbox 360) with 76,000
- 7. Borderlands 2 (PC) with 110.000
- 6. Borderlands 2 (pS3) with 287,000
- 5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) with 400,000 (during reviewed time)
- 4. Guild Wars 2 (PC) with 500,000
- 3. Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360) with 613,000
- 2. Madden NFL 13 (PS3) with 724,000
- 1. Madden NFL 13 (PS3) with 877,000
Nintendo has been busy this week while Sony has been sleep, meanwhile Microsoft has gone in lock down mode. Nintendo recently released Mario’s first DLC, three map packs for coin rush mode. They also gave a surprise video about the new animal crossing game for 3DS. Recently Microsoft went into lock down by closing off sections of their facility, so they could work on the Xbox 720 in peace. Read more.
With the Wii Us release you can look forward to plenty of games. For the first time since the Nintendo 64, a Nintendo console is being released alongside a Mario game, New Super Mario Bros. U. This new Mario game will provide solid but possibly unoriginal game play. Another promising Wii U game is Nintendo Land. Set up like a theme park, with 12 attractions ranging from Mario chase to Takamaru’s Ninja Castle. The Wii U will also have an exclusive zombie game, called Zombie U. This game puts you in London where you get to fight zombies, but with a few twists. We’ve also got Pikmin 3, the next game in the critically acclaimed series. Lego is also making a new game, Lego city: undercover. More focused on open world gameplay then past games. There will also be “special edition” versions of Assassin Creed 3, Batman Arkham city, and Mass Effect 3. While there will be others, these will be the best at launch.
Donkey Kong is a classic arcade title that helped define not only the platformer genre but also Jumpman, later known as Mario. First released in arcades, Donkey Kong was an instant hit. Nintendo’s president put an employee named Shigeru Miyamoto in charge of the game. The game was originally going to be based off of the TV-show Popeye, but Nintendo did get the licensing rights in time. So Miyamoto had to thank of something else. The result? Jumpman, Pauline, and Donkey Kong. The purpose of the game is to climb to the top of the tower to rescue Pauline. The game spans four intensely difficult levels. Donkey Kong is the game which started all Mario games; without it, there would be no Mario.