Sure, video games sales might be in the toilet compared to last year, but how about that Deus Ex: Human Revolution, right?

While Forbes and The Seattle Times paint a pretty grim picture for the gaming industry -- video game sales compared to August last year dropped a whopping 23 percent -- one bright story in the August NPD results can be found from Square Enix and Eidos Montreal.

Deus Ex didn't just top the list of 10 best-selling games last month, it did it in record time. Despite only releasing on August 23rd, the game managed to leapfrog NCAA Football 12, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D to hit the top spot. Sure, other games like Cars 2 and "Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd" were also hot sellers, but -- well, kids have a lot of money these days, right?

Courtesy of Joystiq, the August NPD results, with a quip:

Best Selling Games, August 2011:

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360, PS3, PC)
  • NCAA Football 12 (360, PS3)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, NDS, Wii, PC)
  • Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd (NDS, Wii, PS3)
  • Cars 2 (NDS, Wii, 360, PS3, PC)
  • Just Dance Summer Party (Wii)
  • Just Dance 2 (Wii)
  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC)
  • The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
  • Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (Wii, 360, PS3)

[Source: Forbes, Joystiq, The Seattle Times]

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