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:
|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.