News | 11/13/2009 at 12:35 PM

Analyst Proven Wrong as Borderlands Sells Big in October

Remember when Borderlands was sent out to die?  Yeah...didn't happen.  The game sold an impressive 400k copies in October on the Xbox 360 alone placing it third on the sales chart behind Wii Fit Plus and Uncharted 2.  These sales numbers come from the monthly NPD stats, which report sales numbers for North America.

Halo 3: ODST took the number 6 spot, selling an additional 271k, bringing the two month total for North America close to 2 million.


U.S. Hardware Sales, October 2009 Wii 506.9K Nintendo DS 457.6K PlayStation 3 320.6K Xbox 360 249.7K PSP 174.6K PlayStation 2 117.8K


U.S. Top Ten Software Sales, October 2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3, Sony) 537,000 Wii Fit Plus (Wii, Nintendo) 441,000 Borderlands (360, Take 2) 418,000 Wii Sports Resort (Wii, Nintendo) 314,000 NBA 2K10 (360, Take 2) 311,000 Halo 3: ODST (360, Microsoft) 271,000 NBA 2K10 (PS3, Take 2) 213,000 Forza Motorsport 3 (360, Microsoft) 175,000 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS, Square Enix) 169,000 FIFA Soccer 10 (360, Electronic Arts) 156,000


 Overall sales are pretty low for this time of year, no doubt affected by a weakened economy and high rate of unemployment.  Still it's good to see some major co-op games in the top 10.