NPD has released the sales for the month of May, and they aren't very pretty. The industry took in about $386.3 million during the month, which is down 25% from last year. $187.6 was attributed to software sales. According to analyst Michael Pachter, this is the lowest amount of software sales since the month of May in the year 2000. Ouch.
"In May 2013, the top 10 games represented a lower percentage of sales compared to games from the previous few Mays at 18% of overall unit sales and 25% of overall dollars, compared to 30% of units and 45% of dollars in May 2012. This is contrary to trends we’ve been seeing over the last few years with the top ten games generating a larger percentage of overall sales and may be indicative of the weak new launch performance this May." - NPD Analyst Liam Callahan
Warner Bros. Interactive's Injustice: Gods Among Us remained strong in its second month of release, claiming the number one spot. Dead Island Riptide from Deep Silver also remained strong, clinging on to a number four spot in the sales list. Deep Silver's other title, Metro: Last Light, and 2K's Bioshock Infinite both fell considerably, taking the sixth and eighth spots respectively. It is also important to note that the rerelease of Resident Evil: Revelations for HD platforms is absent from the top ten. It is possible Revelations did not sell well... again. We will have to wait for more solid sales numbers to draw that conclusion, but with the terrible total sales of the industry and the game outside the top selling software, I wouldn't count on Revelations showing impressive numbers.
Donkey Kong Country Returns was able to be the third best-selling title, despite being released fairly late in the month. The sales account for both the Wii and 3DS port of the game. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon also remained strong in its third month of release, coming in at number five.
To see the top ten, hit the jump!