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Pokemon, Homefront lead March sales
Posted: 15.04.2011 04:44 by Comments: 4
The NPD Group is reporting that physical videogame software sales were down 16% from March 2010 to 2011. "New physical retail software sales declined significantly," the NPD Group said today in a statement. "Software sales last year were marked by several marquee titles including Final Fantasy XIII, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and God of War III, which were all million plus unit sellers in March 2010."

The two top selling games of March were Pokemon White and Black, followed by THQ's Homefront, though only 1.1M units sold of 2.4M shipped. Next in sales was Dragon Age II and Call of Duty: Black Ops, remaining on the charts yet again.

Part of the issues plaguing the NPD's figures, however, is the fact it doesn't count digitally distributed games. It'll be interesting to see the April NPD sales figures for Portal 2, which will not only be available on Steam PC but Stream PS3, too.
Source: G4TV
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Comments

By unsilviu (SI Core) on Apr 15, 2011
unsilviu
If it doesn't count digital sales, then it's certainly not correct, IMO. Digital distribution is the future for our couch potato society: why go out and get the game when you can get it while browsing SI?
By neilmike (SI Core) on Apr 15, 2011
neilmike
'cos the retail boxes and dvd 'movies' is stacking up the spaces in people's home so more are using digitally distribution download instead....
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Apr 16, 2011
FoolWolf
Can't believe how Homefront is in top still... Well well, to each their own. IMO Bulletstorm was far more enjoyable.
By Zvezdalina (SI Veteran Member) on Apr 17, 2011
Zvezdalina
Hahaha Couch potato society...... A very nice observation. :-D