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This the NPD data for March 2013, which covers the sales for United States. The gaming industry generated $922.5 million.[1]


A total of $221.6 million for Hardware. This is down 32% from 2012. For software, there was a total of $602.4 million, up 2% from from 2012. For Accessories, there was a total of $168.5 million. Microsoft announced that $402 million in the Xbox ecosystem for the month.

In terms of hardware, sales continued to slow while the markets were waiting for the next proper generation. Xbox still led the month with 261,000 units despite being down 29%, maintaining the best-selling home console record for the 27th month. Estimates put the Wii U at under 100,000 units again, showing the console struggle again.

In terms of software, Bioshock Infinite topped the chart, selling 878,000 units on consoles. Tomb Raider had to settle for second but, it still had a franchise record for launch. Nintendo released numbers for some of their notable titles including 415,000 for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, 145,000 for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates To Infinity and an additional 64,000 for Fire Emblem: Awakening.


Top 10[]

  1. BioShock Infinite (360, PS3, PC)
  2. Tomb Raider (2013) (360, PS3)
  3. Gears of War: Judgment (360)
  4. God of War: Ascension (PS3)
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
  6. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS): 365,000 units (415,000 with eShop)
  7. MLB 13: The Show (PS3, Vita)
  8. NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC)
  9. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (360, PS3, Wii U)
  10. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (360, PS3)

By Revenue[]

In 2024, Circana updated their historical data and released updated top 20 charts for each month from 2010 through 2023. This includes digital revenue from members of the Digital Leader Panel.[2] *means no Digital Data ** means no data from certain storefronts such as

  1. Bioshock: Infinite
  2. Tomb Raider (2013)
  3. Gears of War: Judgment
  4. God of War: Ascension
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  6. MLB 13: The Show
  7. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
  8. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
  9. NBA 2K13
  10. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  11. Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm
  12. SimCity (2013)
  13. Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel
  14. MLB 2K13
  15. Skylanders: Giants
  16. Defiance
  17. Far Cry 3
  18. Crysis 3
  19. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14
  20. Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate


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