Red Dead Redemption And Mario Galaxy 2 Lead May North American Sales

By Ishaan . July 1, 2010 . 5:43pm

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Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar San Diego’s open world Western, got off to a fine start in May, NPD analyst, Anita Frazier, pointed out in the research firm’s delayed May sales analysis. The game, a follow-up to 2004′s Red Dead Revolver, sold 1.5 million units across the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in its debut month.

 

Following Red Dead, was Super Mario Galaxy 2, coming in at 563.9K units.

 

Something interesting about May 2010 software sales is that, like March, the majority of occupants in the top-ten chart were new releases. This is helps because new releases push up the average selling price for software overall, positively contributing to total revenues.

 

The top-ten software sales chart for May 2010 is as follows:

 

Rank Title Sales Release Sys. Publisher
01. Red Dead Redemption 945.9K May-10 360 Take Two
02. Red Dead Redemption 567.1K May-10 PS3 Take Two
03. Super Mario Galaxy 2 563.9K May-10 Wii Nintendo
04. UFC 2010: Undisputed 221.1K May-10 360 THQ
05. UFC 2010: Undisputed 192.3K May-10 PS3 THQ
06. Wii Fit Plus (w/ Balance Board) – – Oct-09 Wii Nintendo
07. New Super Mario Bros. Wii – – Nov-09 Wii Nintendo
08. Alan Wake – – May-10 360 Microsoft
09. Pokémon Soul Silver – – Mar-10 DS Nintendo
10. Skate 3 – – May-10 360 Electronic Arts

 

May was also another good month of growth for the PlayStation 3. “May was the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year software sales increases for the PS3 platform,” Frazier observes in her report. “Combined with the hardware and accessories sales increases for the platform, the PS3 has really hit its stride.”

 

Overall, software sales in May 2010 grew 4% over the same period in 2009, contributing $466.3M to industry revenue, as compared to ’09′s $450.4M.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

    So many of my friends keep telling me to get Red Dead Redemption, but…it’s a Western, and with the exception of the tv show “Deadwood,” I’ve just never been able to get into the whole cowboys & indians thing.

    • crunc

      It’s a fun game with great atmosphere, but it is just GTA in the west, so if you don’t like GTA you won’t like RDR. It even has the main character saying at one point, “police”. Oops. Still it is fun and pretty nice to look at. I’m not a western type of person either, but I like it here.

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