We usually don’t go too in-depth regarding each month’s top sellers, but this one seemed a bit interesting for a few reasons. For one, first-in-franchise fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us managed to snag the top spot in United States retail sales according to NPD data cited in this post on CVG.
If nothing else, it shows that Injustice had solid-enough a premise and reviews to resonate with consumers, so much so that it managed to unseat former top-seller from March, BioShock Infinite. That’s doubly impressive considering that BioShock came out at the tail-end of March, meaning that as word of mouth and good reviews spread after its launch, it was certainly possible for the game to keep the streak alive in April. I guess people like to be street-fighting superheroes more?
In fact, BioShock even lost out to Dead Island: Riptide, which was the number two seller in the US despite the general consensus that it was not very good. And then CoD: Black Ops II, a title that launched last year, was number four. Ouch. Here’s the full list:
- Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Dead Island: Riptide
- Bioshock Infinite
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
- NBA 2K13
- Skylanders Giants
- Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins
- MLB 13: The Show