US Game Sale Drop, NBA2K13 Leads

According to a recent report, video game sales fell 25% in October, going from about $1 Billion dollars, to $775 million. The highest selling games of the period varied widely, but NBA 2k13 lead the pack. It was followed by Resident Evil 6, Pokemon Black Version 2, Dishonored, and Pokemon White Version 2. Bethesda’s Dishonored has in particular warranted a bit of attention, due to the fact that it is a new title, and the good sale of Pokemon Black and White created a situation where “portable software sales increased by 37% from last October”. Here is the full list of the top ten selling games:

  1. NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PC)
  2. Resident Evil 6 (360, PS3)
  3. Pokemon Black Version 2 (NDS)
  4. Dishonored (360, PS3, PC)
  5. Pokemon White Version 2 (NDS)
  6. Madden NFL 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV)
  7. FIFA Soccer 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV, 3DS, PSP)
  8. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (360, PS3, PC)
  9. Borderlands 2 (360, PS3, PC)
  10. Skylander Giants (Wii, 360, PS3, 3DS)

Hardware was the most heavily hit in this decline, falling 37% in sales. This figure is a little misleading, as explained by this quote:

While we saw declines in hardware unit sales across all platforms year-over-year, when looking at average sales per week versus September, several consoles realized higher sales:  the 360, PS3, NDS and 3DS,” said NPD analyst Liam Callahan.

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