Thursday, June 14, 2012

May 2012 NPD Results

I sort of dread seeing numbers now from the NPD's monthly recap of the video game industry's sales in the United States. But it's like The Situation completely bombing on the roast of Donald Trump (both people who I can't stand), it's hard to look away. Well, without further ado, here are your best-selling games of May 2012.

I must say, I don't think my tastes could be any further from the tastes of the country I live in. Perhaps I was born in the wrong country like Hideo Kojima. Then again, I don't like high pressure jobs with intense hours, so maybe not. What we have here are Western PC game with problems, guns, guns, game I didn't know had a first entry much less a sequel, sports, guns, more guns, even more guns, Japanese developer once again straying from what they know to court the West (and failing to do so apparently), and dancing.

The Xbox 360 sold the most this month, but it only sold just over 150,000 units. The 3DS outdid its performance last May, but that's not saying much as there was a new color released and it still didn't light up the charts. Consumers just seem bored with the current crop of consoles and handhelds (I don't even want to know Vita numbers), and I feel that there is nothing the big three can do to change that. Sure, it would help if the big three would actually release a steady stream of software (looking at you mostly, Nintendo), but I'm an idiot in all honesty.

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