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The battle for Gotham City continues with NECA/WizKids' DC HeroClix: Batman Streets of Gotham, an expansion for the popular tabletop miniatures game and the best-selling game to direct market specialty retailers in December. Also in the top ten were the DC HeroClix: Batman Streets of Gotham Fast Forces 6-Pack at #2 and the DC HeroClix: Batman Streets of Gotham Organized Play Kit at #6.

Mayfair Games' popular Settlers of Catan entered the final frontier in December with Star Trek: Catan, the #3 best-selling product for the month.

Other publishers in the top ten include Cryptozoic Entertainment, Hasbro, USAopoly, and Wizards of the Coast.

TOP 25 GAMES
Based on Total Retail Dollar Sales of Products Invoiced in December 2012

DOLLAR
RANK
QTY
RANK
ITEM
CODE
DESCRIPTION PRICE VENDOR
1 1 SEP122103 DC HEROCLIX BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM 36 CT DISPLAY $53.71 NEC
2 2 SEP122104 DC HEROCLIX BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM FAST FORCES 6PK $8.98 NEC
3 3 AUG128353 STAR TREK CATAN BOARD GAME $55.00 ALL
4 5 JUN118204 RISK LEGACY $59.99 HAS
5 4 JUL112137 WALKING DEAD TV BOARD GAME $39.99 CRY
6 6 SEP122106 DC HEROCLIX BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM OP KIT $25.00 NEC
7 8 JUL112185 WALKING DEAD COMIC BOARD GAME $39.99 ALL
8 13 AUG122147 DOCTOR WHO 50TH ANNIVERSARY ED MONOPOLY $24.00 USA
9 7 JUN122173 DC COMICS DECK BUILDING GAME $40.00 CRY
10 34 AUG122136 MTG TCG RETURN TO RAVNICA BOOSTER DIS $143.64 WIZ
11 10 AUG128203 DC HEROCLIX NO MANS LAND MONTH 2 OP KIT $18.00 NEC
12 17 NOV122045 STAR WARS RPG EDGE OF THE EMPIRE BEGINNER GAME $29.95 FAN
13 30 AUG128204 YU GI OH TCG ABYSS RISING SPECIAL ED BOOSTER DIS $56.94 KON
14 20 MAR043750 TICKET TO RIDE $50.00 DAY
15 9 JUN122183 STAR WARS X-WING MINIS GAME TIE ADVANCED EXP PACK $14.95 FAN
16 11 JUN122184 STAR WARS X-WING MINIS GAME TIE FIGHTER EXP PACK $14.95 FAN
17 12 JUN122186 STAR WARS X-WING MINIS GAME Y-WING EXP PACK $14.95 FAN
18 15 AUG128351 DC HEROCLIX DC SUPERHEROES TAB APP PACK $9.00 NEC
19 16 AUG128350 DC HEROCLIX DARK KNIGHT RISES TAB APP PACK $9.00 NEC
20 21 OCT101792 DR WHO FAMILY BOARD GAME $34.99 DIA
21 32 FEB054010 TICKET TO RIDE EUROPE $50.00 ALL
22 18 SEP122105 DC HEROCLIX BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM MARQUEE PACK 10CT $9.00 NEC
23 40 JUN121834 WALKING DEAD PLUG-N-PLAY TV GAME $33.25 JAK
24 36 MAY101820 CATAN HISTORIES SETTLERS OF AMERICA TRAILS RAILS $55.00 ALL
25 23 SEP122052 LOTR WAR OF THE RING LORDS OF MIDDLE EARTH EXP $29.90 ALL

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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts – which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts – are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, minus any copies that are distributed free of cost.