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September 2012 PSN Top Sellers: The Walking Dead Crawls Back To the Top

Morgan Haro's Avatar Posted by Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Why, hello again The Walking Dead. We seem to see you top these charts every time one of your episodes releases — in this case Episode 3: Long Road Ahead.

Maybe it’s your emphasis on great characters and story telling? Or maybe it’s the crazy outcomes of your in-game choices and how they affect later episodes. Either way, congratulations once again on Episode 3: Long Road Ahead and its dominance of the charts in September! Other respectable debuts include Jet Set Radio, Borderlands 2, and Tokyo Jungle.

PS Vita had a great September as well, with amazing games like LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and Madden 13 hitting hard, and August’s Sound Shapes rounding out the top three.

Check out the full results below and let us know what your predictions for the charts are for October!

PSN Top Sellers

Top 20 PSN and PS3 Full Games

  1. The Walking Dead – Episode 3: Long Road Ahead
  2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  3. 3 on 3 NHL Arcade
  4. Jet Set Radio
  5. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD
  6. Borderlands 2
  8. Madden NFL 13
  9. Double Dragon Neon
  10. FIFA Soccer 13
  11. Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins
  12. The Walking Dead – Episode 1: A New Day
  13. One Piece: Pirate Warriors
  14. NHL 13
  15. Journey
  16. Fight Night Champion – Champion Mode
  17. I Am Alive
  18. Grand Theft Auto IV
  19. Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
  20. Castle Crashers

Top 10 PS Vita Games

  1. LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
  2. Madden NFL 13
  3. Sound Shapes
  4. Table Top Tanks
  5. Plants vs. Zombies
  7. FIFA Soccer 13
  8. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – HD Edition
  9. Pure Chess
  10. Escape Plan

Top 5 PS3 Add-Ons

  1. NHL 13 – Premium Gold Jumbo
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Collection 3: Chaos Pack
  3. Madden NFL 13 – All-Pro Pack
  4. Madden NFL 13 – Legendary Pack
  5. Madden NFL 13 – Legendary Bundle

Top 5 PS2 Classics

  1. Grand Theft Auto 3
  2. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
  3. Psychonauts
  4. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Special Edition
  5. La Pucelle: Tactics

Top 5 PS one Classics

  3. Metal Gear Solid (PS3/PSP)

Top 5 PSP Games

  1. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
  2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
  3. DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY
  5. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Top 5 PS Minis

  1. The Impossible Game
  2. Angry Birds
  3. One Epic Game
  4. 5-in-1 Arcade Hits
  5. MiniSquadron

Add Your Own

ASC2175 said:

October 8th, 10:02 am

Stay classy, Counter Strike……stay classy.

Busca-Cabezas said:

October 8th, 10:04 am

LBP PSVita!!! Woot!!! :D

Emerald_Swords said:

October 8th, 10:07 am

Nice to see Journey is still on the list!

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 8th, 10:42 am

    agreed! I just played it again this past Sunday morning. Among all the hype of the Fall releases, I challenge people to go back and play it again and tell me it’s not a game to consider for game of the year. =)

snakeeyes211 said:

October 8th, 10:19 am

To Morgan will you be posting what’s going to come out for PlayStation plus later on today?

YungShep said:

October 8th, 10:20 am

it’s crazy after all this time, FF VII is still at the top! i was for sure resident evil 1,2 or 3 would of spiked now with it being vita compatible and all..

YungShep said:

October 8th, 10:21 am

does psp games with with vita online? or is it just adhoc mode..

tdlypsdoff said:

October 8th, 10:22 am

Imagine how many more people (including me) would have bought Borderlands 2 from the store if they could have gotten the pre-order bonuses. I had my copy pre-ordered from Amazon for almost a year but I would have canceled that in a heartbeat in favor of a PSN pre-order. I got free shipping, $10 credit, and Mechromancer DLC included in my Amazon order. I would have lost 2 of those things anyway plus I would have had to wait until I got home from work to start to download the game.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 8th, 10:41 am

    Events and programs like Day 1 Digital are helping us get better at delivering on the best ways to get digital content to people. Through working with our partners, I’m sure you’ll see improvements here over time. But I’m glad to see it making the list.

Elvick_ said:

October 8th, 10:22 am

See, the awful PS Mini version of Angry Birds is there… yet the Vita doesn’t get the Angry Birds Trilogy… and of all the platforms, it makes the most sense on Vita…

I mean, I hate Rovio for being overconfident hypocrites, but still.

Vinland_Krauser said:

October 8th, 10:28 am

Square-Enix should do some kind of special offer or bundle or a premium theme or something…
The VII-VIII-IX trio is always leading the charts, lol
Legend of Dragoon needs a sequel. The evidence is right there. :)

Camdog916 said:

October 8th, 10:35 am

Hey @Morgan Haro….. You said PS + members would be happy with an announcement this week…….We are still not happy. Where is a legit PS+ game of the month? You are not going to really stick the NFL Blitz are you?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 8th, 10:40 am

    sorry to hear you’re not digging Blitz, but we’ll have more announcements on Plus content later today.

chavez1138 said:

October 8th, 10:48 am

I always feel good with Morgan’s answers, even if I’m not happy with games like Blitz, thanks for the replies

Brink-2-Chaos said:

October 8th, 10:49 am

Journey’s on the list for the 7th Consecutive month

Brink-2-Chaos said:

October 8th, 10:50 am

Blitz was a good game great time burner but after playing it for a week straight i start noticing it lacks depth in the gameplay

DarkOne_PR said:

October 8th, 10:56 am

Hello I just wanna ask if u know whats going on with Socom 4 servers… Im trying to download the ingame updates but it keeps stuck at 96% and thats it. I wanned to give it a try again to the game since i bought it day one and i couldnt play it since u know what happened. now im trying to play it and i cant again lol! pls help? I know sony closed zipper but i understand that the game its still alive right? Thanks for the answer in advance.


end of rant.

Ryumoau said:

October 8th, 10:58 am

Good to see Walking Dead still on top. Tokyo Jungle did well too. It deserves it.

I’m also glad to see One Piece not in the top 10 (actually wish it wasn’t in the top 20). Koei need to learn to stop overpricing its digital only niche Warrior games.

DrZombie said:

October 8th, 11:02 am

I always wonder if Journeys it’s good!!

agentGOP said:

October 8th, 11:02 am

Interesting to see GTA IV on the PS3 list. Liberty City Stories AND Vice City Stories on PSP list and that GTA III was the top selling PS2 Classic for the month of September considering it was only on the store for 6 days!!! As a HUGE GTA fan, I hope this means we’ll see Vice City and San Andreas coming as PS2 classics soon!!!

NovaChronicle said:

October 8th, 11:06 am

Castle Crashers still being on the top 20 is pretty surprising though its a fun game, I need to get it eventually :/.
To Morgan or anyone that can answer my question, is there any info about Mugen Souls possibly being purchasable on the psn store in the future? I couldnt find anything info regarding Digital Distribution for Mugen Souls and atm I’m stuck between buying a Vita game, Dishonored, or Mugen Souls IF it does go up on the psn.

Robbie_G_lrish said:

October 8th, 11:37 am

@8 I think you’re better off playing Gorillas on DOS.

RulitoCR said:

October 8th, 11:57 am

One Piece: Pirate Warriors just a week in september and it is number 12!!

ilnewsome said:

October 8th, 12:02 pm

Kind of unrelated, but maybe Morgan can help me out here. Medal of Honor is a day-one DLC… will it be releasing at midnight so I don’t have to wait in line at GameStop? If it is, it will be a Number 1 on my list :-)


Elvick_ said:

October 8th, 12:12 pm

@19: Not really my point, not really good to be the only platform not to have the overexposed series on it. It can’t do anything but help to also have it on vita. It is the only gaming platform that would actually have the same controls the series is known for.

Albertoctro said:

October 8th, 2:00 pm

How can i play MHFU online with my vita???

manveer26 said:

October 8th, 2:18 pm

LBP Vita! One of the best games i’ve played in a while!

plaztiksyke said:

October 8th, 2:50 pm

Angry Birds is a top selling mini? Does that mean those of us who bought it be allowed to sync it to our Vita?

Also, when will Sony let us play Vector TD and PAC-Man CE on the Vita?

You have no idea how upsetting it is to support the platform and get screwed out of content we already paid for. Please fix ASAP.

Tarazuma said:

October 8th, 5:03 pm

I am so glad to see Tokyo Jungle in the top 10. Maybe people will shut up with the “niche game a few dozen people will buy” crap now. It sold over 600 downloads in it’s first week alone! Now just give us the rest of the DLC for it in a timely fashion! (like once a week at least)

It’s stupid how anything that dosen’t have zombies, guns, sports, rap, or half-naked women is considered a “niche” game in North America. I really hate that word and term. Maybe actually looking at the sales charts might change their mind, even though this dosen’t include disc-based game sales.

Anyways, it’s also great to see One Piece pirate warriors in the top 20 even though I haven’t bought it yet!

ImprisonedTitan said:

October 8th, 5:49 pm

Great to see TellTale’s Walking Dead getting lots of love from PSN gamers. Also happy to still see Journey among the top sellers.

nathanuc1988 said:

October 8th, 7:17 pm

You need a PS3 with a wired internet connection in order to play MHFU online with PSP or Vita. You need to use the application called Ad-Hoc Party

Ghostx187 said:

October 8th, 7:27 pm

Will The Walking Dead collection come out on Disc? I really hope so, high speed internet isnt offered where i live. Im limited to 3G.

Tridrakious said:

October 8th, 11:33 pm

We want actual numbers.

Veitsknight2 said:

October 9th, 2:41 am

I can’t understand why Capcom won’t localize MHP3rd. Monster Hunter is extremely popular outside Japan. Even in the US it is the number 1 most downloaded PSP game.

saskamazon said:

October 9th, 8:56 am

@29 …. the series is set for release Dec. 4 at $29.99 for the physical copy ….. really worth playing – can hardly wait for ep.4 today …. would love to know when ep.5 will release digitally. it will probably leave on a cliffhanger note anyway – so will have to wait for next years release.

saab01 said:

October 9th, 9:30 am

I Am Alive free for plus members. This would be a great Halloween game.

TheDarkCrucible said:

October 9th, 12:12 pm

@14: Its not a rant when we all agree- I think at that point they call it a riot ;)

CoachTabe said:

October 9th, 12:34 pm

@Morgan – I tried the demo of Journey a couple weeks ago and gave up on it. I didn’t find it interesting or engaging at all. Was very, very disappointed – everything I’d read made it sound like something I would really enjoy.

kambyero- said:

October 9th, 4:08 pm

@Morgan, Just a quick question about the USD 100 October, USD 20 credit in November deal: This promotion will work for all NA PSN accounts, right? Even if I am abroad when I spend the money?

Also, when will more details about Plus for Vita be announced?

TylerTheDestroye said:

October 11th, 3:45 pm

Psychonauts is the third best selling PS2 classic. Sony really needs to fix the audio desync, if possible.

Admiralfishface said:

October 31st, 9:02 pm

It’s really great to see the Top 5 PS Minis now listed on the charts!
I think it’s really important at this time for the minis platform to get
some extra support :)
Also, awesome to see Jet Set Radio in the charts.
I hope it can stay in there for a while so we can get
a Jet Set Radio Future HD release too!

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