Is that word? Did it have to be done? No.
But what it represents is true: Mortal Kombat dominated the charts in April, selling 900,000 copies across both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, according to the latest data released by the NPD Group. Portal 2, which also had a PC and Mac release, came up a close second, but sales data wasn't released. Less than 900K, obviously!
SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals did not chart in the top ten in April, but that's because NPD did not combine the sales of the regular $59.99 game and the more expensive PlayStation Move bundle. Had the two numbers been combined, NPD noted, SOCOM 4 would have broken into the top ten list.
Here are the top ten games for the month:
- == TEASER ==Mortal Kombat
- Portal 2
- Lego Star Wars III: Clone Wars
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
- Crysis 2
- Just Dance 2
- Michael Jackson: The Experience
- Pokemon White
- NBA 2K11
In terms of hardware, Microsoft came out on top, pushing 297,000 units. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PSP all say year-over-year sales improvements from April 2010, while Nintendo's Wii did not. An upcoming price drive to $150, however, should spur Wii into more hands, as Nintendo prepares to transition hardware.