|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 for why that is.