The Xbox 360 was the highest-selling console this past March in the U.S., topping sales with 261,000 units sold during the month according to Microsoft.

 

However, not even healthy Xbox sales and big-sellers like Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider could prevent a 10% decline in industry sales as compared to March of last year. On a brighter note, software sales (including PC) increased 2%, which represents the first increase in retail spending since November.

 

The top-10 best-selling games for the month of March (at retail, as always) were as follows:

 

RankTitleSystemPublisher
01.Bioshock Infinite360, PS3, PCTake 2
02.Tomb Raider360, PS3Square Enix
03.Gears of War: Judgment360Microsoft
04.God of War: AscensionPS3Sony
05.Call of Duty: Black Ops 2360, PS3, PC, Wii UActivision Blizzard
06.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon3DS (Sales: 365k)Nintendo
07.MLB13: The ShowPS3, PSVSony
08.NBA 2K13360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PCTake 2
09.The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct360, PS3, Wii UActivision Blizzard
10.Naruto Shippuden: Ultmate Ninja Storm 3360, PS3Namco Bandai

Reporting period: March 3rd – April 6th, 2013.

 

The NPD Group mention that both Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider experienced the highest first-month sales for both franchises.

 

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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