Pokémon Black & White Were The Best-Selling U.S. Games In March


It’s that time of the month again! The NPD Group just released U.S. software sales data for the month of March 2011, and Pokémon White and Pokémon Black both grabbed two of the top spots in the top-ten chart.


Previous reports from Nintendo of America revealed that Pokémon Black/White collectively crossed the 2 million mark in two weeks. A more recent report from Nintendo reveals that Black/White sold over 2.5 million units combined in March, with White accounting for over 1.3 million and Black for over 1.1 million.


Additionally, while the NPD Group didn’t provide sales data, they revealed that Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition was the best-selling Nintendo 3DS game in March. Capcom have shipped 1 million copies of the game worldwide so far.


The top-ten chart for the month of March is as follows:


Rank Title System Publisher
01. Pokémon White DS Nintendo
02. Pokémon Black DS Nintendo
03. Homefront PS3, 360, PC THQ
04. Dragon Age II PS3, 360, PC Electronic Arts
05. Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3, 360, PC, Wii, DS Electronic Arts
06. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars PS3, 360, PC, Wii, PSP, DS Lucasarts
07. Crysis 2 PS3, 360, PC Electronic Arts
08. NBA 2K11 PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, PS2 Take Two
09. MLB 11: The Show PS3, PSP, PS2 Sony
10. Fight Night Champion PS3, 360 Electronic Arts


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.