Total US videogame sales at retail rose by 0.4 per cent last month, grossing $3 billion in total, according to market research firm NPD Group.
That modest growth comes despite declines in sales of hardware - which fell nine per cent despite an increase in unit sales because prices are lower than this time last year - and accessories. With no equivalent to last year's Kinect release, sales fell by 34 per cent.
The only sector to grow year on year was software, which rose 15 per cent thanks to a packed release schedule, setting a new record for November game sales. The month's best-selling title was, of course, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which beat predecessorBlack Ops' launch month sales by 7 per cent.
Xbox 360 was the best-selling system for a fourth consecutive month, with the gap between it and its nearest competitor the largest in almost three years. NPD expects December's results to show a year-on-year decline of up to three per cent.
01. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
02. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
03. Battlefield 3 (EA)
04. Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft)
05. Just Dance 3 (Ubisoft)
06. Madden NFL 12 (EA)
07. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Sony)
08. Saints Row: The Third (THQ)
09. The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo)
10. Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)
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