Bioshock Infinite And Tomb Raider Lead March Sales In The U.S.


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:


Rank Title System Publisher
01. Bioshock Infinite 360, PS3, PC Take 2
02. Tomb Raider 360, PS3 Square Enix
03. Gears of War: Judgment 360 Microsoft
04. God of War: Ascension PS3 Sony
05. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 360, PS3, PC, Wii U Activision Blizzard
06. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 3DS (Sales: 365k) Nintendo
07. MLB13: The Show PS3, PSV Sony
08. NBA 2K13 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC Take 2
09. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct 360, PS3, Wii U Activision Blizzard
10. Naruto Shippuden: Ultmate Ninja Storm 3 360, PS3 Namco 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 wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". 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.