New NPD data has spilt out since their initial March 2012 report came in just yesterday.
Several new bits and figures have been passed on to Joystiq by an NPD source—specifically numbers on units sold for a handful of titles released during the sales period.
Total Mass Effect 3 sales for its launch month of March were 1.3m units across Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. That figure covers purely new physical retail sales, which means no digitally distributed product on PC or PS3 is counted.
While the NPD doesn’t publicly share sales breakdowns by platform, Microsoft executive Aaron Greenberg did share that 360 moved 943,000 units in the month for the title.
After catching wind of the updated NPD info, EA weighed in.
"We think the monthly NPD reports are a very poor indicator of the industry’s performance given the proportion of digital sales – including digital downloads via Origin, DLC, mobile and social games and much more – that are not captured in their reports," John Reseburg of EA’s corporate communications stated. "Taking these reports as an accurate snapshot of the industry today is a dangerous assumption."
The NPD also brought to light Kid Icarus: Uprising numbers, stating the 3DS title sold approximately 140,000 copies in the US in March.
In a list of the top 10 SKU’s for the month (as opposed to top titles as listed here), 3DS Kid Icarus: Uprising would have been among the top selling individual SKU’s for the month of March,” analyst Anita Frazier reported.
The 3DS debut was on sale for just eight days of the sales period.
Additionally, NPD shared that February release Resident Evil: Revelations sold around 122,000 in March.
Last and in this case unfortunately least, Binary Domain (Sega’s sci-fi shooter which launched February 28th) only sold 20,000 copies last month.