The Games That Missed The October Top 10

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We know about the games that came 1-10 in the October NPDs, but what of the also-rans? Those coming in between 11-20? Are they not also deserving of some time in the sun?

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While we've touched briefly on the performance of two titles not making the top 10, let's look at the other 9. Yes, nine, not eight, because DJ Hero's sales were so dismal (it's best-performing SKU being the 360 version, with 62,000 sold) that it couldn't even make the top 20.

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So, without further ado, here are October's almost-there games.

11. Demon's Souls (PS3, Atlus)
12. Brutal Legend (360, Electronic Arts)
13. FIFA Soccer 10 (PS3, Electronic Arts)
14. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS, Nintendo)
15. WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2010 (360, THQ)
16. Tekken 6 (PS3, Namco Bandai)
17. Borderlands (PS3, Take 2)
18. Madden NFL 10 (360, Electronic Arts)
19. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Of Sky (DS, Nintendo)
20. Mario Kart Wii / Wheel (Wii, Nintendo)

Well played, Demon's Souls! And well played FIFA (the 360 version was #10), showing that maybe, just maybe, Americans are coming around.

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I am sad that the most creative game I have ever seen this year is #12.

Let's hope Tim doesn't come down with some disease of not being able to make a huge sales hit with his games. #retail