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March 2013 NPD Sales Data Puts the Industry Down 10%, BioShock Infinite Outsells Tomb Raider

April 18, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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The March 2013 NPD retail numbers between March 3rd and April 6th have been revealed today, with total industry sales dropping 10% year-on-year to $992.5 million. It isn’t all bad news though, as software sales were up 2% to $602.4 million, but hardware sales were down 32% to $221.6 million.

Here’s the top 10 selling games of March 2013 in stores, with many new releases making an appearance:

*Numbers include all platforms, collector’s editions, Game of the Year editions, and bundles, but not those bundled with hardware

  1. BioShock Infinite
  2. Tomb Raider
  3. Gears of War: Judgment
  4. God of War: Ascension
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  6. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (for reference, this sold 365,000 copies at retail)
  7. MLB 13: The Show
  8. NBA 2K13
  9. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
  10. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

Are you surprised to see BioShock Infinite on top, when it was on sale for three less weeks than Tomb Raider? What do you think about The Walking Dead: Survival finishing in 9th? Let us know in the comments below.

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