Top 10 in Sales – PlayStation 3

by playstationiso on August 27, 2012

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.

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