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Submitted by donniebaseball 1232d ago | news

Mass Effect 3 can't offset 25% sales decline in US during March - NPD

NPD has revealed its March US retail sales data, and as several analysts predicted, despite BioWare's Mass Effect 3 topping the charts, overall it's not pretty. Total game industry sales dropped 25 percent to $1.1 billion, as total software across consoles, portable and PC fell 26 percent to $585.1 million, while hardware sales plunged 35 percent to $323.5 million. (Industry, Mass Effect 3, Tag Invalid)

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Dante112  +   1232d ago
So all of the hardware dropped for consoles as well as for it's software. Interesting...
SuperLupe  +   1232d ago
Time for a new generation of consoles.
kreate  +   1232d ago
or time to tap a different region of market cuz the US market is getting saturated.
donniebaseball  +   1232d ago
The retail picture for the industry is going to continue to be ugly. Digital is becoming more and more important and NPD doesn't offer any monthly digital data.

EDIT: On a side note, as a baseball nut and a HUGE fan of MLB The Show, very happy to see it doing well on the charts.
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MaideninBlack  +   1232d ago
582k copies of Raccoon City sold. Looks like Slant Six gets the last laugh.
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Dante112  +   1232d ago
Lol, that's what I thought. I ended up buying it too *ducks flying chairs and tables*

Edit: @ donniebaseball

Are you the same guy who posts on the gametrailers forums?
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Dlacy13g  +   1232d ago
bring on the new hardware...
Tai_Kaliso  +   1232d ago
There wasn't any games worth getting aside from Mass Effect 3. I mean there are some niche titles, but when a bad game like Raccoon City is getting crazy sales like it is, you know gamers are starving for new games.

I don't know why publishers all release their games so late in the year, I wish they would spread them out a bit more like last year. I mean didn't we have a lot more as far as quality games around this time last year? L.A. Noire, Portal 2, Crysis 2 and Homefront I believe all released early in the year.
BitbyDeath  +   1232d ago
Starhawk is about to release very soon.
kevnb  +   1231d ago
not to mention mass effect 3 was bundled with connect for the same usual price of kinect at many retailers.

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