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

April 18, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


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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