March wasn't the best month for video game sales


Yikes, not a the best month for our beloved video game industry. Sales were off some 17 percent compared to last year, but let’s not forget that a little game called Super Smash Bros. Brawl came out in March, 2008. That may have skewed the numbers a bit.

Not surprisingly, Resident Evil 5 was March’s top seller, with 1.5 million copies being sold. That number includes both the Xbox 360 and PS3 version.

Halo Wars sold 639,000 copies, putting it in third place for the month. Yay?

And I don’t know where Alley Insider got its GTA: Chinatown Wars sales data from, but to me it looks like Take-Two sold more than 260,000 copies of the game since its March release—well north of the 88,000 than the Web site claimed. Perhaps those guys were looking at weekly sales, not sales to date?

Not that any of this should matter to you, normal, everyday gamer. Enjoy what you’ve got, I say.

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