The December NPDs are Here…

…and they aren’t painting that pretty of a picture.  It seems that sales were down 22% from last year; and that for the whole year the industry made 13.26 billion; down from the 17 last year.

 

As always Black Ops II made a strong showing at the top spot, followed by Madden. What is more interesting is that Halo 4 took third, and only launched on one system. That’s got to look good for the future of 343 Studios going forward and make their Microsoft overlords quite happy.

 

Here’s the full article from GamesIndustry; breaking down everything bit by bit…

 

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-01-10-call-of-duty-dominates-an-awful-2012-for-us-retail

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