Xenoblade and Kid Icarus Missing from NPD's April Chart
Posted by James Newton
For different reasons
The NPD Group has published its list of best-sellers across the United States for April, but two of Nintendo's biggest titles are nowhere to be seen.
Xenoblade Chronicles' exclusivity deal with GameStop meant it wasn't eligible for the top ten. Before the official chart analysts from PiperJaffray had predicted the Nintendo-published RPG could have reached the top three, but we'll never know.
Kid Icarus: Uprising had its first full month of sales but didn't trouble the top ten, though NPD Group's Anita Frazier reveals if the chart were based on single SKUs — that is, not combining sales of multi-format titles — Pit would have hit the top ten.
Mario Party 9 had another good month of sales though, reaching number 7.
1. Prototype 2
2. Kinect Star Wars
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
4. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
5. NBA 2K12
6. The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings
7. Mario Party 9
8. Mass Effect 3
9. Just Dance 3
10. MLB 12 The Show