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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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9. Re: Diablo III Tops U.S. Charts Jun 15, 2012, 02:29 Jerykk
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 00:00:
Regardless of how you feel about D3, a 230% rise in sales should be enough to shut those fucking PC and Piracy doomsayers up for a bit.

You'll never be able to shut them up until we get international sales figures that include digital distribution. Diablo 3 is the exception to the rule in terms of NPD charts, since retail PC games generally don't sell that well in the U.S. Since Steam is by far the largest digital distributor and they refuse to release any figures, we're never going to have enough proof to silence the naysayers.

It doesn't really matter, though. The fact that more and more publishers are showing increased support for the PC says all you need to know about sales. If PC games didn't sell, they wouldn't be getting made.
 
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