October NPDs -- NBA 2K11 is #1

The NPD Group has sales figures in for the month of October 2010. Here's who came out on top and how much better or worse it is compared to October '09.

Per the NPD's new reporting methods, the following titles cover all released platforms and there are no total sales numbers by title.

1) NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, PS2, PSP, WII & PC)2) Fallout: New Vegas (360, PS3, PC)3) Medal of Honor (360, PS3 & PC)4) Fable III (360)5) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (360, PS3, WII, PC & DS)6) Halo: Reach (360)7) Just Dance 2 (Wii)8) FIFA Soccer 11 (PS3, 360, WII, PS2, PSP, DS & PC)9) Madden NFL 11 (360, PS3, WII, PS2 & PSP)10) WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 (PS3, 360, PS2, WII & PSP)

The NPD's Anita Frazier said that Rock Band 3 came in at 15th overall, but given that it came out on October 26, that's still pretty solid. Frazier also says that sales overall of physical media are down for this October compared to last year. In total, the U.S. spent on $1.07 billion on video games, hardware, and accessories for the month of October.

What's interesting to us is that Fable III, a console exclusive, managed to get ahead of Force Unleashed 2. Yes, back up the better game; but Star Wars seemed to have more hype and it had five different platforms to back it up.