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Diablo III Tops U.S. Charts

The Seattle Times has the NPD's latest U.S. sales figures, showing game sales fell 28% in May (to $516.5 million), with hardware sales down 39% from 2011 ($138.9 million). The good news is this does not include digital sales, downloads, and microtransactions, and they say: "NPD estimates that digital sales were around $420 million, which would boost overall U.S. game spending to $1.17 billion." They also have a sales chart showing Diablo III at number one, and say: "A bright spot was PC game sales, which rose 230 percent, driven by the release of 'Diablo III.' It was the top-selling game in May, the first time a PC game topped the charts since July 2010, NPD said in its release."

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3. Re: Diablo III Tops U.S. Charts Jun 14, 2012, 23:39 Parallax Abstraction
 
Another month, another bunch of press outlets touting increasingly irrelevant NPD numbers. At least this article actually mentions that they don't include non-US sales, though their digital sales "estimates" are meaningless since there's no way to verify them. They also still don't mention that several major retailers don't participate in NPD or that the digital sales estimate likely doesn't include stuff like F2P. I'm sure tomorrow we'll read a bunch of "analysis" articles discussing how the end is nigh for all AAA games and this is just a sign that people want to play nothing but iOS drivel and Facebook stuff, forget that neither of those are doing well either (look at Zynga's stock and player numbers). So predictable, yet so old and tired.  
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