News Desk: March NPD Numbers Show Strong Sales for Luigi’s Mansion

Mario’s little brother saw big sales last month.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 04/19/2013 12:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

Despite being on sale for only a week in March, Luigi’s newest adventure is already off to a good start in the U.S.

According to the NPD, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon sold approximately 365,000 copies last month, landing in number six on the U.S. top ten. That’s certainly an impressive figure, especially when you consider it only takes into account physical copies of the game; with digital downloads, sales of Dark Moon soar past 415,000 copies.

Unfortunately, Luigi’s Mansion was the only Nintendo-exclusive to break into the top ten; Fire Emblem Awakening, the highest-selling entry in the series, was conspicuously absent from the list (though sales of the title sit at roughly 240,000 copies, which is still an impressive number for such a niche franchise), and Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which also debuted last month, failed to make much of an impact, despite being released on two platforms. Monster Hunter has always had a difficult time breaking through in the west, so its absence from the top ten isn’t all that surprising, but it is disappointing nonetheless. That said, the game launched only a week before Luigi’s Mansion, so its sales may still improve in the coming months.

Hardware figures were also missing from the report, but those are expected to trickle in soon. Here’s hoping Wii U sales continue the upward trend they saw in February.

Have you picked up Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon yet? What do you think of the game? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Nintendo Life

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