|L.A. Noire and Brink lead May US sales, LEGO in top 10 twice|
|Posted: 14.06.2011 11:51 by Simon Priest||Comments: 1|
Rockstar and Team Bondi's crime thriller L.A Noire and Splash Damage's multiplayer shooter Brink were sales royalty for the month of May in the US.
They came 1st and 2nd respectively with 3rd place going to LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, while LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars clung on 10th.
Portal 2 is still going strong as it slipped 4th, down from the previous month at 2nd place. America loves its digital LEGO adventuring for sure. Xbox 360 shifted 270k hardware units, a 39 percent year-on-year rise. PlayStation 3 and Nintendo figures weren't released.
"This month's story really is about a light new release schedule as compared to last year. There were 42 new SKU's introduced in May as compared to 58 last May, and 72 in 2009. This is reflected in the share of dollars contributed by May releases, which was 28 per cent in 2011as compared to 41 per cent last year," said analyst Anita Frazier of NPD.
"Combined sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360 (HD hardware) are up 28 per cent for the month and 21 per cent year to date. Although the declines in console hardware sales in 2011 are attributable to the Wii, the platform remains the best-selling of this generation at nearly 36 million installed in the US.". Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will 'bump' 3DS.
Below is the top 10 for May US sales:
L.A. Noire (360, PS3) Take 2 Interactive
Brink (360, PS3, PC) Bethesda Softworks
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC) Disney Interactive Studios
Portal 2 (360, PS3, PC) Electronic Arts
Mortal Kombat 2011 (PS3, 360) Warner Bros. Interactive
Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, Wii, NDS, PC) Activision Blizzard
Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (Wii, 360, PS3) Majesco
NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, PC) Take 2 Interactive
Just Dance 2 (Wii) Ubisoft
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Wii, NDS, 360, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC) LucasArts