The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was close behind at £320m, the publisher said.
To an extent this is going to be down to canny marketing. It's blindingly obvious that a company prepared to project its product's name onto a wall as in the picture accompanying this story is going to make a big splash, and of course - get ready to shudder - we're only a month away from Christmas give or take a few days.
Significantly it suggests that although the Game retail chain has announced a fall in sales of 8%, the market itself is buoyant. Nobody needs to be cynical to point out that High Street sales being down overall while e-sales are up doesn't necessarily add up to a net loss; the shape of retail is changing, probably irrevocably, and the High Street can no longer expect to flourish as it did.