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Kinect Star Wars beaten by Prototype 2 in April US chart
Posted: 11.05.2012 12:39 by Simon Priest Comments: 3
Sorry Force wielding Kinect owners but Prototype 2 and its blitzed New York Zero has trumped Kinect Star Wars for the month of April in the US, reveals NPD data released.

April exhibited a "very light release schedule" in terms of "compelling new games." There market is still there for video games, notes analyst Anita Frazier, and these April figures reflect that.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 came third, followed by Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and NBA 2K12. The re-release of The Witcher 2 from CD Projekt for Xbox 360 got it in the chart sixth.

"I think what the new physical retail content sales reflect a very light release schedule in terms of the amount of compelling new games," said NPD's Frazier. "Last April, the top seven titles outsold the top-selling title this year, and, simply stated, there were notably fewer new market introductions."

"I think it's a simple as that because when we see compelling content come into the market, the games are still selling as well as ever - we just saw a lot less this April as compared to last."

She added: "Kid Icarus: Uprising on the 3DS ranked among the top 10 SKU's for the month, and would have made the list if we were reporting on SKU rather than total title level."

Below is the top 10 sellers for the month of April in the US:

1.Prototype 2 - 360, PS3 (Activision)
2.Kinect Star Wars - 360 (LucasArts)
3.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - 360, PS3, Wii, PC (Activision)
4.Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 - 360, PS3 (EA)
5.NBA 2K12 - 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PC, PS2 (Take-Two)
6.The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings - 360, PC (Warner)
7.Mario Party 9 - Wii (Nintendo)
8.Mass Effect 3 - 360, PS3, PC (EA)
9.Just Dance 3 - Wii, 360, PS3 (Ubisoft)
10.MLB 12: The show - PS3, Vita (Sony)


Prototype 2 debuted atop the UK chart when it launched. Check out our review for why that is.

Source: CVG
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Comments

By djole381 (SI Elite) on May 11, 2012
djole381
As if Kinect Star Wars really had the chance. XD
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on May 12, 2012
herodotus
Yes, but hang on. Is "Prototype 2" really that good, or are we just in a quality games drought?
I mean really, it is that good?
By djole381 (SI Elite) on May 12, 2012
djole381
Certainly better than Kinect Star Wars that's for sure