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NPD: Boxed Video Game Sales Decline…

Gamesindustry.biz is reporting that, “US boxed video game sales in May 2011 totalled $743.1 million, a 14 per cent decline on the same period in 2010 and the lowest since October 2006.”

It’s important to realize that those figures are for boxed video game sales just as NPD makes clear, noting that the numbers do not take into account “the growing portion of the industry that is comprised of digital format content distribution.”

Besides the (top ten) best sellers for May (see below), the NPD report also notes “that at the current rate of growth and decline, the Wii will still maintain the lead in the console space” and that “sales of the 3DS were light.”

  1. L.A. Noire (360, PS3)
  2. Brink (360, PS3, PC)
  3. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean (Wii, 360, DS, 3DS, PS3, PSP, PC)
  4. Portal 2 (360, PS3, PC)
  5. Mortal Kombat (PS3, 360)
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, Wii, DS, PC)
  7. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (Wii, 360, PS3)
  8. NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, PC)
  9. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
  10. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Wii, DS, 360, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC)

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