NBA Jam tops October PSN sales

EA's digital follow-up to last year's arcade baller drives it home ahead of Payday: The Heist and Crysis.

Shooters may be ruling the roost at retail recently, but they couldn't outdo EA's big head-sporting basketball game on Sony's digital storefront last month. Sony today released its list of the top 20 best-selling PlayStation Network games for the month of October, and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition was last month's star player.

Much like NBA Jam, Shaq sails above the competition.

A follow-up to last year's retail release of the reinvented arcade basketball franchise, On Fire Edition brought EA's arcade-style basketball game to the PSN at a lower price point.

All of that's not to say the downloadable shooter scene wasn't well represented on the PSN last month. Sony Online Entertainment's Payday: The Heist and Crytek's Crysis grabbed the second and third spots, respectively.

Payday: The Heist is an original game from Overkill Software featuring first-person, squad-based shooting across six different heist experiences. Sticking to the shooter genre, last month's release of Crysis brought the previously PC-only title to consoles running on a version of the engine that powered this year's Crysis 2.

Fan-favorite Japanese role-playing game Chrono Trigger launched and took the fourth spot on the list. New release Dungeon Defenders landed in seventh place, and Battlefield 1943 took the last spot for the second month in a row. The full list of October's best-selling PSN games follows below. The list excludes sales to PlayStation Plus members who were able to download games for free.

1. NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
2. Payday: The Heist
3. Crysis
4. Chrono Trigger
5. Resident Evil 4
6. Angry Birds
7. Dungeon Defenders
8. Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
9. From Dust
10. Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection
11. Saints Row 2
12. Resident Evil 2
13. Final Fantasy VII
14. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
15. Odin Sphere
16. Burnout Crash!
17. Real Steel
18. Castle Crashers
19. God Hand
20. Battlefield 1943

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shadowysea07
shadowysea07

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dragonsama
dragonsama

@ Lunchsacksal @megakick etc... NBA jam is a fun arcade game that was great when it first came out in the 90's and is still fun today. Would you call X-men the arcade game an Casual game? TMNT the arcade game? Final Fight?? Streets of Rage? NFL Blitz? Basewars?? Street fighter?? "Casual" they are not BTW. they are all fun games get over it. I woudl rather See NBA JAM on top than Angry birds, Farmville, or Madden. @drangel_jam NBA JAM's artstyle is fine it is a callback to the old Arcade game and that is a good thing. It is keeping it's roots while offering some new ideas (team fire being one of them)

LunchSackSal
LunchSackSal

NBA Jam? umm... what? Who is buying this? Whats GOING ON HERE?

megakick
megakick

That is pathetic, casual gaming for the win. Doesn't say how many were sold though and If NBA Jam is No. 1 the numbers might be pretty low.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

Is Heist any good, people? Also, the biggest problem with NBA Jam is the art design. They need to find a better one. Keep it stylish and cartoony, but make it... good.

steelmouth
steelmouth

I bet crysis would have faired much much better had it made it to retail on disk

Samox
Samox

I own Jam on 360. It's a fun game.. but the shoving over and over is incredibly annoying.

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

Wow really? I tried the demo, didn't like it. Payday was pretty decent though, and I liked From Dust too. Battlefield 1943 at 20 puzzles me, only because every time I tried playing it last month I couldn't get into any servers so I was wondering if people were still playing it on PSN.

EPaul
EPaul

Nice to see Godhand on the list

zzamaro
zzamaro

wow, FF7 at #13. Keep in mind it didn't get any discount.