8 November 2012, by Dan Gallagher - San Francisco (MarketWatch)
Retail sales of videogame software in the U.S. fell by 25% in October compared to the same month last year, according to data from the NPD Group released late Thursday.
Hardware sales plunged by 37% during the period.
Take-Two Interactive had the top-selling game with "NBA 2K13," while "Resident Evil 6" from Capcom took the number two slot.
Nintendo's new versions of "Pokemon" Black and White were also big sellers, as was "Dishonored" from Bethesda Softworks.
The "Madden NFL 13" and "FIFA Soccer 13" sports titles from Electronic Arts (EA) remained in the top-ten list for a second month, though the publisher's combat shooter "Medal of Honor: Warfighter" only made its debut on the 8th place slot for the month.
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