October NPD: 3DS rising, a good month for games with 'Bat' in the title (Update: BF3, Batman, RAGE numbers)

Microsoft claims another month on top for the Xbox 360, with 393,000 units sold for the NPD's October sales period, 20% up year over year and, in the words of MS Chief of Staff for Interactive Entertainment Business Aaron Greenberg, the system's "biggest October ever." Following up is ... the 3DS, randomly bouncing back two months after its price drop, with "over 250,000" sold, according to Nintendo.

Try to look shocked when we tell you that Battlefield 3 topped the software chart. The top six games on NPD's sales chart are all October releases, with Batman: Arkham City, NBA 2K12, Rage, Just Dance 3, and -- believe it or not -- super-hardcore, unfriendly RPG Dark Souls all placing. Find the full top ten after the break.

Top 10 best-selling games (US) for October 2011:
  1. Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC) - ~2 Million
  2. Batman: Arkham City (360, PS3) - 1.5 Million
  3. NBA 2K12 (360, PS3, PSP, Wii, PS2, PC)
  4. Rage (360, PS3, PC) - 550K
  5. Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360)
  6. Dark Souls (PS3, 360)
  7. Madden NFL 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP)
  8. Forza Motorsport 4 (360)
  9. Gears of War 3 (360)
  10. FIFA Soccer 12 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2, 3DS)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.