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Life truly is like a hurricane, as proved by the recently released DuckTales: Remastered, managing to quack its way to the top of the sales charts for on PlayStation Network last month, beating out virtual titles and big AAA games alike.
Now, granted, DuckTales was out a bit longer than some of the competition, but that shouldn't take away too much from topping games like Payday 2, Saints Row IV and even the mighty Madden NFL 25.
Sony has officially revealed the PlayStation Network's biggest movers and shakers for August and, bouncing happily at the top of the list is WayForward's HD-ification of the classic platforming game, DuckTales: Remastered. Honestly, I'm a little surprised. I picked the game up the moment was available, but that's partially because I grew up watching the show and have fond memories of the original game. While I'm sure I'm not alone in those particular elements of my childhood, I still find it surprising that enough folks out there either had a heavy enough dose of nostalgia or curiosity to move DuckTales to the top of the sales charts.
But, that's apparently exactly what happened, as it was followed by build-your-own-heist simulator, Payday 2 in the number two spot, followed by Journey, Madden NFL 25 and Dragon's Crown to round out the top five. Even with an August discount, it's surprising to see Journey shoot back up the rankings like that and, while I'm still not a fan of some of the artistic choices that were made with the game, I'm extremely happy to see Dragon's Crown doing so well.
The top five PS3 add-ons were all about shooting and punching superheroes in the face as Call of Duty: Black Ops II's Vengeance, Nuketown Zombies and Uprising packs claimed the top three spots respectively, followed by Martian Manhunter and Zatanna for Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Dragon's Crown continued to shine on the go as the side-scrolling beat-em-up adventure game claimed the top spot in Vita sales last month. Rayman Origins followed in second, with The Walking Dead, Spelunky and Muramasa Rebirth capping off the top five.
Over to PlayStation Mobile and Square Enix's pint-sized RPG, Chaos Rings held down the top spot, followed by Sola Radio, the adorable Ten by Eight, Beats Trellis and the surprisingly great rhythm game, Cytus Lambda.
For those who prefer to go old school, August's list of top PS1/PS2 Classics was a smorgasbord of hits. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas claimed the number one spot, just in time for GTA IV to continue the long-running series' legacy next week. Metal Gear Solid game in second, followed by the ever-popular Final Fantasy VII, Bully and The Warriors. It looks like the classics are still able to to turn a profit even after being out for so many years... that or people just like collecting digital versions of games they once owned as a boxed copy.
Finally, the PSP's backlog is still going strong with Star Wars: Battlefront II earning the title of top seller for the month. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories was next, followed by Persona 3, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions and GTA: Liberty City Stories.