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NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Games In US During March


The NPD group has revealed the top ten best-selling games in the United States during the month of March. The well received Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon charted respectably at number six. The best-selling game of the month was Bioshock Infinite which was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Sadly, Lego City: Undercover and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate didn’t make the top ten. Here’s the best-selling games.

1. Bioshock Infinite (360, PS3, PC)** Take 2 Interactive
2. Tomb Raider 2013 (360, PS3)** Square Enix Inc
3. Gears of War: Judgement (360) Microsoft
4. God of War: Ascension (PS3)** Sony
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, PC, NWU)** Activision Blizzard
6. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) Nintendo
7. MLB 13: The Show (PS3, PSV) Sony
8. NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, WII, NWU, PSP, PC)** Take 2 Interactive
9. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (360, PS3, NWU) Activision Blizzard
10. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (360, PS3) Namco Bandai Games

137 thoughts on “NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Games In US During March”

                  1. i have a serious question for you. will you like the wii u if it has more, amazing, pretty games? becasue that seems to be your main complaint. i can understand you saying the wii u has few games but saying its weak is just stupid. you compare it to things like ps4 tech demos when i can almost garentee you the early ps4 graphics will look horrible compared to those. its happened to every console. the wii Us graphics may be bad now but will boost in the future when people know how to use it. graphics is one thing but i completely agree with you about wanting games. i cant wait for E3 because thats when they announce and detail a ton of games most likely. looking for release dates for things like bayonetta 2, wonderful 101, and monolith soft X. MORE GAMES

                  2. FUCK! you didnt say it was weak did you, that was nuetron! accidentally put words in your mouth in that earlier post my Bad XD

                  3. i literaly posted an appology the second you replied to me. i hate puting words in peoples mouth and i did it on accident because you and nuetrons comments were so close.

              1. So thats why you are here? You are in search of a soulmate to carruaje your love when you are gone? But fuck man! Dudes cant have babys.

          1. Yes baby, you do, your PS3 and 360 are such fun consoles that you find it more interesting to spend time here bitching.

    1. SherlockWillFightBilbo

      MLB and NBA don’t IMO. BlOps2 is surprising, but I think that’s due to a price drop. Heard Survival Instinct sucked, and no idea how good this Naruto is. So only first 4 and Luigi deserve it IMO

      1. I know. That’s why I’m saying they should suck on it. Square Enix has been blaming Tomb Raider for their “poor” financial year when the game did fantastic. It’s the “reason” Wada stepped down even though the game obviously did amazing in its first month.

      2. There is a thing called a 4 month old installed base you tool. Compared to 40 million Xbox 360’s or 28 million PS3’s. Your ignorance prevents you from rational thinking though doesn’t it troll ?

        Nintendo is in a transitional period right now .The 3DS has just become a mature platform but still has a long way to go. And the Wiiu is a baby that will grow with time. By the end of this year , Wiiu will start to hit its stride and 3DS will of reached Super sayan 4.

      3. Lol. Dur. Games for multiple consoles that have sold millions vs a new console with only a few mill sold. The fact that luigi’s mansion is on that list being on only 1 hand held console is amazing! Twits.

    1. The last VGA awarded walking dead as GOTY, it’s not the same game, but after all those advertising played at the VGA show, anything with Walking dead name will sell.

    1. Its a great series, The first 3 were awesome, but judgement doesn’t seem tooamazing or anything, but I may buy it when the price for it drops. Obviously people still care if about I if its selling well haha.

    1. Deluxe digital promotion gives you 10% back (in credit) on every purchase. That’s a massive incentive if you think about it!

      1. Eh, not worth using up my memory for. Plus, IDK how to use the USB thing for storage (or know how to find one) and I prefer physical copies.

  1. Bioshock Infinite is a really good game!

    I don’t own any other of those games, only Bioshock and Luigi’s mansion, thogh I’m buying Tomb Raider and GoW in the upcoming months if Nintendo stops releasing awesome games for my consoles.

      1. Enjoy your last moments on this web site, by E3 Nintendo will surely make the Wii U their best home console since SNES!

                1. It’s because you’re a fucking child with no gameplay experience. The Wii U will dominate sales like the Nintendo 3DS. Just you wait until The Wonderful 101, Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Director’s Cut, Earthbound (Super NES Virtual Console), X, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, a Retro Studios game powered by Retro’s graphics engine, and Bayonetta 2.

        1. oh how? with ANOTHER Mario game? PS4 will shit on WiiU just like the first three PS consoles shit on their Nintendo counterparts!

          1. PS4 will shit on Wii U just like the Vita did with the 3DS!!

            Killzone and Infamous VS Mario 3D, Mario Kart, Smash Brothers, Zelda, Xenogame, Bayonetta 2 ? NO WAY


              1. It sucks milions and milions of people into it, you only represent ONE person who doesn’t like it. Mario has more than 30 years!!! and it’s a stronger brand than ever!

              2. Tell that to the millions of sony drones that are foaming in the mouth thinking that Nintendo will release games on there console.

            1. 1) I’d be happy with that Price here in Australia.
              2) I buy new consoles to play new games. If for whatever reason I want to play an old game, it will be on PSN.
              3) PS4 will likely be heavily integrated with Facebook & Twitter. I’d rather them to Miiverse.

              1. I agree that new consoles are good for new games, that’s the purpose. But, we all know that the initial line up is not good for any console, it’s always dry. Some games you are still enjoying on your old console, or you still buy some great games for it. that’s what retro compatibility is for, transition time, mostly.

                The last game I bought for my Wii was Xenoblade, I’ve put 50 hours into the game. I had to unplug my wii from my TV in order to place the Wii U in my living room, so I transfered the saves and continued playing on my Wii U. that’s is great for fans, it’s expected.

              2. 1) The price in Australia is around $589.43
                2) No comment… nothing personal, but
                3) Sony’s PS4 being heavily integrated with Facebook and Twitter isn’t original when it comes to having social networking for a video game system. Why can’t Sony create something from the ground up like Nintendo had when creating Miiverse?

              3. Seriously? You want more gaming shit on facebook then there already is? I have had to block loads of people because of them requesting crap, or announcing achievements. Now more shit to add to the pile? The Facebookintegration idea is garbage. Nobody gives a rip about some stupid game achievement when it’s just taking up space on your wall…

          2. um… ps1 and ps2 i can understand cuz they DID stomp their nintendo counter parts. but the wii beat the ps3 the same way the ps1 and ps2 did the gamecube and 64, in sales. and now your most likely, going to say “I MEANT GRAPHICS” or “SALES DONT MATTER” when the ps1 and ps2 were weaker than their nintendo counter parts just like the wii is to ps3, and the ps1 and ps2 only won in terms of sales. so basicaly the ps3 was actualy stomped by the nintendo console by this logic and sony consoles only beat their counter parts with ps1 and 2. and what did all these winners have in common? they were weaker consoles. so i wouldnt consider the wii u “shit on” untill it takes off. the ps4 will have the same start as the wii u for most of the same reasons as the wii u. im not gunna bring up E3 or whatever and rub it in you face because that shit is irrelevant to this argument (even though im psyced as fuck for it). have a nice day sir.

    1. It means that they included all digital, Limited Editions, Goty Editions, and certain bundles (excluding the bundles that come with hardware)

      the least you can do is completely copy everything you pasted on there.

                    1. @ And how did you measure that? By couting how many times you renew your gold supscribtion to xbox live to play the shitty multyplayer if bioshock 2?

                    2. Well you seem to be hating on almost everything bioshock. I don’t even see how you’re a fan of it the way you speak about it.

                  1. So you can have a diffrent opinion of a game but i cant? If i dont like infinite i dont like it thats it im not forcing my opinion on no 1 or insulting those who did like it. I used many key words on my comments lime “for me” and “I” some times you behave even worst than a fanboy seeing hate where is none. Also did you say in other post that you are a zelda fan but did not like skyward sword? If you say it then you are not a fan?

                    1. “some times you behave even worst than a fanboy seeing hate where is none”

                      Lost credibility with that statement. Last time I checked, I”m not a perverted freak who tells people to get cancer and to go suck dicks because I insulted a box.

                  2. I think we may have a missunderstaiment of the fan boy definition. I dont consider the word fanboy a bad if used in content and no those are not fan boys those are trash. What i mean by worst than fanboys is that you behave more protective than them when the topic is not of your like. Again i mean fan boys not trolls or trash that wants to pass has fan boys.

    1. Give it time. I’m sure the developers of the game are working on a port for the Wii U. They were basically working on the other consoles for so long they didn’t have time to get it into Wii U.

  2. I don’t care if Wii U aint dominating any charts to be honest, They will do it in the future like Nintendo always do. I will do what I always do and wait and stay a Nintendo fan.

      1. i agree with this guy. i also wont be an ass hole to trolls because their people too that just dont like some of nintendos stuff like most of us do. get over it.

      1. I find funny that the ps3 was in a worst position but no 1 remembers it. The ports of xbox 360 came way more late than the wiiu ones they also got more developing time and no 1 see that the wiiu is getting ports that just take 6 to 7 months to develope whit great results.

    1. because he likes the 3ds but doesnt like the wii u. he never sayed he hates nintendo, he sayed he hates the wii u. XD

      1. He actualy dosnt hate anything. He just here for the kicks cause no hater have so much knowledge of a company they hate and use it in such a funny way.

  3. Alright, not bad. I plan to get 5 out of the 10 games on that list. It’s great that Luigi’s Mansion 2 was able to make it. I’m hoping that it gets a sequel in a couple of years because it’s good to have at least one Luigi series to go along with the massive amounts of Mario games

  4. While I would have loved to see LEGO City and Monster Hunter here, cause they deserve it just as much as everything else on this list, I think BioShock deserves the #1 spot because everyone deserves to play that great game.
    A BioShock on the Wii U would be fantastic as well. Vita’s getting a BioShock title, so a Wii U one would boost sales ten-fold.

    Oh, and if you guys hate troll posts so much, quit replying to them with ass-kissing comments about Nintendo, cause you make yourself look like a fool.
    Even Walter’s shown to be sensible. Albeit, a bit too cynical and rude at times, but he can be sensible too.

      1. I dunno, man. I’m just a guy who likes to play video games. I don’t give a shit about preference, and I will give credit wherever credit is due, although Nintendo is simply my choice of platform.
        Someone does well, I will acknowledge it, whether it be Nintendo, Microsoft (I don’t like them at the moment after the Orth fiasco, though) Sony, hell, even freaking Atari.
        If there is a mistake, I will point it out, because mistakes are inexcusable wherever they come from. Anyway, it’s nice to meet you since I’ve seen you on quite a few of these articles.

        1. You would have to be by far the most sensible person I have every come across on this site (Apart from WooferZ & Kairi). Kudo’s to you good sir.

  5. Bioshock Infinite is great(Bioshock 1 is still my personal favorite),
    Tomb Raider was decent(Not really my type of game, but I do think it was better than Uncharted).
    (I don’t own an Xbox 360),
    God of War Assension was just the same old shit with a short campaign & with multiplayer,
    Fuck Call of Duty!
    That’s my take on the top 5. :/

  6. the trolls are getting so boring, and everybody gets mad over them even how repetitive tedious they have become, most of them are clearly bored or to the look at how some of them are first on every comment almost seems like there just waiting and have no lives. even if they say the same exact thing over and over again people still get mad over it and most of them are joking. getting pretty stupid maybe its time to leave

  7. It would cost them very little investment to port Bioshock Infinite or Tomb Raider or Dead Space 3 or Crysis 3 or GTA 5 or DMC or Metal Gear Rising Revengence or Metal Gear Solid 5 to Wii U.The truth is software community wants to end used game sales. They look at their games selling 1 million or whatever and they figure out that these same game they sold one million units resells 2 million times or more on used games market and they are mad, they don’t like Used video game stores making money off of the game they made. They want to make it so you don’t own your game, it will never be a collectors item, they want you to buy a license to use their game. Nintendo said no, software community is using their clout to hurt Nintendo. It would cost next to nothing to port Bioshock Infinite to Wii U, but they sacrifice whatever sales they may have on Wii U because they see Nintendo as their enemy.

  8. It is hard to see the difference between high end pc versions of Xbox 360 games and the actual Xbox 360 games. the PS4 and next Xbox are not even as powerful as high end pc’s. so the difference between this current gen and next gen is minimal, also the Wii U is more powerful than this gen. The truth is software community wants to end used game sales. Nintendo said no, software community is sacrificing sales on Wii U to hurt Nintendo. It can not cost hardly anything to port Bioshock Infinite to Wii U. Software community wants to go all download too.

  9. All the hype of PS4 and NeXtbox aside. The big battle this Christmas is still going to be between Xbox 360 and PS3, all the new games on the next generation will come to Xbox 360 and PS3 as well as PS4 and NeXtbox. (Destiny, Watchdogs) Therefore, WiiU biggest competition is still Xbox 360 and PS3. The PS4 and NeXtbox are in the same boat as WiiU, making an argument to buy a new generation to an over saturated current generation that is still getting phenomenal games. (Last OF Us, GTA5, Bioshock Infinite, etc.) Will PS4 and NeXtbox have a different experience or better graphics, not really. Wii U needs more better games, with compelling experiences and better graphics with a price cut or it loses this Christmas. I see Xbox winning again or maybe PS3, but if Wii U finally gets games and price cuts, with it and the combination of Wii, DSiXL, 3DS, Nintendo could pull it out, but Wii U needs games and nobody is making games for Wii U, so I see Xbox 360 or PS3 doing very well.

  10. If the Xbox 360 and PS3 price drops below $150 when the new systems come out, that will hurt Nintendo more than anything. And the Xbox 360 will sell like Atari 2600.

  11. The majority of those games are multiplatform and is the only reason to why the Xbox really exists anywhere…
    And Sony Dominion’s success should also be included, without the 3rd party games, they would only be a mediocre choice…

    1. I dunno, it seems more like Microsoft’s Xbox 360 would be the mediocre choice to the PlayStation. Microsoft has very few IPs of their own, aside from Halo and many of the Rare franchises, but the games that come out from those range from mediocre to just plain bad. I would say that the only reason the 360 even sells is because of the abundance of indie titles on LIVE Arcade, but those appeal to a very thin minority, unfortunately (Shame, too. I love Fez, even if the creator of that is a total ass).
      My knowledge of the platform is really thin, so maybe so many games come out for it because it’s easy to develop for. That seems like the only reason why many games for the 360 come out here. That and its popularity. I think I’ve rambled enough about the 360.

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