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This the NPD data for May 2013, which covers the sales for United States. The gaming industry generated $386.3 million[1].


A total of $96 million for Hardware. This is down 31% from 2012. For software, there was a total of $187.6 million, down 44% from from 2012. For Accessories, there was a total of $115.3 million, dropping 6% from 2012. The digital format sales is estimated to be $339 million.

In terms of hardware, the Nintendo 3DS edged out the Xbox 360 to become the top-selling platform. It was slightly up from last May, making it have the best growth of any platform. Xbox 360 was still the the top console with 114,000, keeping its record for the 29th consecutive month.

In terms of software, Injustice led the month for the second month in a row. There was an overall weak month for new launches. New SKUs generated seventy percent less units and eighty percent less revenue from 2012. Only 3 new SKUs were accounted for the top 10 with only Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D in the top 5. Nintendo 3DS software increased by 60% from 2012 as the main bright spot for the month. PC software dropped the most due the lack of respective release to Diablo III.


Top 10[]

  1. Injustice: Gods Among Us (360, PS3, Wii U)
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
  3. Donkey Kong Country Returns (3DS, Wii)
  4. Dead Island: Riptide (360, PS3, PC)
  5. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
  6. Metro: Last Light (360, PS3, PC)
  7. NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC)
  8. BioShock Infinite (360, PS3, PC)
  9. Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)
  10. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (360, Wii, DS, PS3, 3DS, Wii U, Vita, PC)

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. Injustice: Gods Among Us
  2. Metro: Last Light
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  4. NBA 2K13
  5. Dead Island: Riptide
  6. BioShock Infinite
  7. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  8. Skylanders: Giants
  9. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  10. Resident Evil: Revelations
  11. Borderlands 2
  12. FIFA Soccer 13
  13. Minecraft
  14. New Super Mario Bros.
  15. MLB 13: The Show
  16. Grand Theft Auto IV
  17. LEGO City: Undercover
  18. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  19. Tomb Raider (2013)
  20. Battlefield 3


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