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Games Dominate Ubuntu’s Paid App Chart in September

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Months seem to whizz by faster than Quantal’s new app install animation, so we’re once again here to run down the top 10 most sold apps through the Ubuntu Software Center during September 2012.

There’s no change at the top of the chart as $2.99 Minecraft mod installerMC Launcher holds on to the top spot for the second month running.

Linux Games Publishing’s decision to bring their (arguably aged) wares to the Software Center pays off as Sacred Gold smashes in at #3.

Elsewhere Braid notches up its 11th consecutive month in the chart; Linus Torvalds’ face on the cover of Linux Format #163 has done wonders for its sales; and 3D tower-defence game Cubemen smashes in at 9 thus adding yet another platform to its list of conquests.

Torchlight, a recent Humble Bundle inclusion, scores 8th position based on sales through the Software Center (which is not based on redemption as part of the Humble Indie Bundle #6 promotion).

This position is pretty impressive given that it’s one of the more most expensive items in the list yet was available for as little as $1 during the last few weeks.

September 2012′s Top 10 Commercial Apps [App name (August position)]

  1. MC Launcher (1)
  2. Bastion (2)
  3. Sacred Gold (new)
  4. Amnesia: The Dark Descent (3)
  5. Braid (5)
  6. Linux Format Magazine – Issue 163 (new)
  7. Fluendo DVD Player (8)
  8. Torchlight (new)
  9. Cubemen (new)
  10. Majesty Gold (new)