Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10.
This week we will be looking at the top 10 selling games in April 2013. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling Tomb Raider games and the week before that the top 10 selling Final Fantasy games.
Looking at the top 10 bestselling games in April 2013, nine of the 10 games were released in 2013, while the other game was released in 2012. Four games were released in March 2013; five games were released in April 2013; and one game was released in May 2012. The game released in 2012, Dragon’s Dogma, is at the bottom of the list with sales of 190,157.
The four games released in March 2013, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS), BioShock Infinite for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and Tomb Raider (PS3), sold a combined 1.54 million units or 43.8 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The five games released in April 2013, Tomodachi Collection (3DS), Injustice: Gods Among Us for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Defiance (X360), and Dead Island: Riptide (X360), sold a combined 1.79 million units or 50.9 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
The top 10 bestselling games in April 2013 sold a combined 3.52 million units. The top two titles sold more than 500,000 units and the top five titles sold more than 300,000 units. The top nine titles sold more than 200,000 units.
Two of the titles are first party and both were published by Nintendo. Those two games Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Tomodachi Collection are both for the 3DS and sold a combined 1.28 million units or 36.4 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
The third party publishers include Warner Bros., Take-Two, Trion Worlds, Deep Silver, Square Enix, and Capcom. The two Warner Bros. titles are Injustice: Gods Among Us for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. They sold a combined 705,472 units or 20.2 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Take-Two titles are the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of BioShock Infinite which sold a combined 611,386 units or 17.3 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
The top 10 bestselling games in April 2013 as a graph shows how the recently released 3DS titles has sold above the rest of the top 10. The 3DS has the top two titles, games Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Tomodachi Collection.
There are four Xbox 360 titles, as well as four PlayStation 3 titles. The four Xbox 360 titles has sold a combined 1.28 million units or 36.4 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The four PlayStation 3 titles sold a combined 0.96 million units or 27.3 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
Here are sales figures outside the top 10: The top 28 titles sold more than 100,000 units, while the top 65 titles sold more than 50,000 units.
For the month of April there were 2.04 million units of hardware sold, which is a 32.8 percent drop compared to March. There were also 22.35 million units of software sold, which is a 35.1 percent drop month-on-month.
Nintendo was the top publisher with 3.76 million games, while Sony sold 0.96 million games and Microsoft sold 0.86 million games. Electronic Arts sold 2.18 million games, Take-Two sold 1.63 million games, Activision sold 1.60 million games, Warner Bros. sold 1.35 million games, and Ubisoft sold 1.32 million games.
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