The popular NFL football simulator Madden 25 was the top selling physical retail game of August 2013 in North America, according to an NPD sales report. The wonderful insiders at GamesIndustry have provided a Top 10 list of games sold, which includes the following games:
- Madden NFL 25 (360, PS3)
- Saints Row IV (360, PS3, PC)
- Disney Infinity (360, PS3)
- Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, 3DS)
- Minecraft (360)
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
- NCAA Football 14 (360, PS3)
- Payday 2 (360, PS3)
- Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (PS3, PC)
- Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
Additionally, Xbox’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb tweeted that, “Xbox 360 sold 96,000 units last month. That is the 32nd consecutive month Xbox 360 was the best selling console.” Even though it beat out the other home consoles for the month, that monthly number continues to go down for the 360 as the masses wait for next-gen consoles that will be released later this November. At 96,000 units the monthly number is also down ~50% from last August’s sales numbers.
These NPD reports can only go so far in their accuracy, as this monthly report covers physical retail copies only, including collector’s edition packages. It still goes to show just how popular Madden 25 was as part of the Madden NFL series. Madden 25 debuted on August 27th, yet it still managed to sell the most amount of copies than any other game in the month of August. That is quite an impressive feat.