March 2013 NPD Sales Data Puts the Industry Down 10%, BioShock Infinite Outsells Tomb Raider
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
- BioShock Infinite
- Tomb Raider
- Gears of War: Judgment
- God of War: Ascension
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (for reference, this sold 365,000 copies at retail)
- MLB 13: The Show
- NBA 2K13
- The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
- 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.