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 May 2013. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling Sonic games and the week before that the top 10 selling LEGO games.
Looking at the top 10 bestselling games in May 2013, four of the titles were released in May 2013, four in April 2013, one in March 2013, and one in November 2012.
The four titles released in May 2013 sold a combined 668,122 units or 167,031 units on average per title. The four titles released in April 2013 sold a combined 998,163 units or 249,541 units on average per title.
The top 10 bestselling games in May 2013 sold a combined 2.20 million units. No game topped 500,000 units sold for the month and just one sold more than 400,000 units. The top four games sold more than 200,000 units and the entire top 10 sold more than 100,000 units.
When you break the top 10 sales by platform, there are four 3DS titles, three Xbox 360 titles and three PlayStation 3 titles. The four 3DS titles sold a combined 1,225,963 units or 55.8 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three Xbox 360 titles sold a combined 513,273 units or 23.4 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three PlayStation 3 titles sold a combined 457,823 units or 20.8 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.
The top 10 bestselling games in May 2013 as a graph really shows how the 3DS is currently the top gaming platform beating out the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The top three bestselling titles are for the 3DS and four of the top five titles are also for the 3DS.
Breaking the top 10 down by publisher three of the titles are first party, all published by Nintendo. These three titles are also the bestselling games for the month of May. The other seven titles are all published by different publishers.
Here are the sales outside the top 10: The top 22 titles sold more than 100,000 units and the top 52 titles sold more than 50,000 units. Also the top 99 titles sold more than 25,000 units.
The 3DS was not only the bestselling handheld for the month, but also the bestselling platform, selling 582,124 units. The PSP sold 211,666 units, the Vita sold 144,847 units and the DS sold 61,326 units.
The PlayStation 3 was the bestselling home console with sales of 523,378 units. The Xbox 360 sold 348,728 units, the Wii 118,354 units and the Wii U 107,253 units.
There were 4.63 million games sold for the PlayStation 3, 3.93 million games sold for the Xbox 360, 1.88 million games sold for the Wii, and 0.40 million games sold for the Wii U. There were 2.69 million games sold for the 3DS, 1.26 million games sold for the DS, 0.57 million games sold for the PSP, and 0.46 million games sold for the Vita.
Nintendo sold 3.04 million games, Sony sold 0.81 million games and Microsoft sold 0.53 million games. Electronic Arts sold 1.53 million games, Activision sold 1.21 million games and Ubisoft sold 1.05 million games.
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