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The highest selling game at Flipkart.com, which is India's largest video games retailer, in 2012 wasn't even released this year.

Amidst big releases like FIFA 13, Assassin's Creed 3, Max Payne 3 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it was 2008's Grand Theft Auto IV that topped the sales charts for 2012.

Looking at the platform-wise break-up, GTA4 made up most of its numbers on PC, while FIFA 13 topped the Xbox 360 and PS3 charts for the year. EA's football juggernaut finished second in the overall charts.

Max Payne has always been a popular franchise in this country where Rockstar Games can seem to do no wrong, so it wasn't surprising to see Max Payne 3 best the likes of Assassin's Creed 3 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on the individual and overall charts.

Both of Rocksteady's Batman games, neither of which released in 2012, also made mid-table appearances in the overall top ten.

Interestingly, only four of the top ten overall best sellers of 2012 were actually released this year, and looking at the individual platform charts, all those older games did the business on PC, while console gamers leaned more towards new releases.

Here is the complete list of top sellers at Flipkart from 1st January to 15th December 2012:

Overall Top 10

  1. Grand Theft Auto IV
  2. FIFA 13
  3. Max Payne 3
  4. Assassin's Creed III
  5. Counter Strike 1: Anthology
  6. Batman: Arkham Asylum
  7. Batman: Arkham City
  8. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  9. WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011
  10. Assassin's Creed II

PC Top 5

  1. Grand Theft Auto IV
  2. Max Payne 3
  3. Counter Strike 1: Anthology
  4. FIFA 13
  5. Assassin's Creed III

PS3 Top 10

  1. FIFA 13
  2. Max Payne 3
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  4. Assassin's Creed III
  5. WWE 13

Xbox 360 Top 5

  1. FIFA 13
  2. Kinect Sports Season 2
  3. Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012
  4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  5. Assassin's Creed III

Note:These charts are based on data collected from Flipkart.com and do not represent video game sales across India.

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