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NPD May Sales Numbers Released, Diablo 3 Tops List
Sales tracker NPD has releases its sales numbers for the month of May, and critical darling Diablo 3 was the biggest seller. Overall console sales were lower than expected, but was led by the Xbox 360.
Sales for everything game-related were down as opposed to last year, except for one surprising gainer: the Nintendo 3DS. In addition, while the DS is down from last year, the recent price drop helped boost sales from last month by some 35%. Not bad.
Like consoles, overall game sales took quite a hit as well, dropping over $200 million from last year. Here are the top 10 games for the month of May.
10. Just Dance 3
9. Dragon’s Dogma
8. Battlefield 3
7. Sniper Elite V2
6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
5. NBA 2K12
4. Prototype 2
3. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
2. Max Payne 3
1. Diablo III
It’s nice to see some of the under-the-radar hits, like Dragon’s Dogma and Sniper Elite, crack the top 10 for sales. God know Capcom needed it. Interestingly, this is the first time in over two years that a PC exclusive has been number one on the list. The last time it happened? Starcraft 2. Turns out Blizzard knows how to market a game.