Diablo III is Australia's best-selling title of 2012 to date

Blizzard's RPG tops Aussie sales chart in period January-September 2012; Modern Warfare 3, Skylanders round out the top three.

Diablo III is Australia's best-selling title of 2012 to date, according to NPD Group Australia.

Blizzard's RPG beat out titles including Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, and Mass Effect 3, to be the number one title sold through physical retail channels across all platforms for the period between January to September 2012.

In New Zealand, Modern Warfare 3 took out the top spot for the same period, with Battlefield 3 and Skyrim rounding out the top three.

See below for the full lists for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Australia Top 10 Games sold from Jan-Sept 2012:

1. Diablo III
2. Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3
3. Skylanders Spyro's Adventure
4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
5. Mass Effect 3
6. Battlefield 3
7. Borderlands 2
8. FIFA 13
9. Batman Arkham City
10. Call Of Duty Black Ops

New Zealand Top 10 Games sold from Jan-Sept 2012:

1. Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3
2. Battlefield 3
3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
4. Mass Effect 3
5. Diablo III
6. Borderlands 2
7. The Sims 3
8. Call Of Duty Black Ops
9. FIFA 12
10. Xbox Live 1500 Point Card

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mrplanktom
mrplanktom

"best-selling title of 2012 ****to date****"

 

posted on "November 29 2012"

 

"Australia Top 10 Games sold from Jan-*****************Sept 2012:******************"

 

 

 

Wait a sec.......that's not what "to date" means at all.

 

Blops 2 sold 100m worldwide, d3 only sold 12m worldwide.

 

Pretty sure blops 2 is gonna beat d3 with it's eye's closed.

BodyBag22
BodyBag22

As much as I like the Diablo universe that's kind of sad, Diablo 3 isn't a great game.

so_hai
so_hai

I know a guy who took a week off work to play DIII, he ended up getting sacked. That's the first time I know of someone losing a job from a game (indirectly, I know).

params7
params7

At least its not somethinmg stupid like wii fit. good taste aussie gamers.

shadowrun
shadowrun

Yeah because of the hype D3 became the best seller, but it ends there.

Lordcrabfood
Lordcrabfood

Looking at that list, must be a lot of disappointed gamers.

Harrydapro
Harrydapro

Too many people in Australia play COD.

manjam2
manjam2

I think it's because it's the only title Australia has allowed.

 

ratchet200
ratchet200

 @Harrydapro

Ugh i know right? As long as it keeps the kids away im happy with it i suppose.

manjam2
manjam2

C'mon. That's hilarious!

HSV002
HSV002

@manjam2

Joke no longer relevant, R18+ rating comes into effect as of January 2013