According to the latest sales figures from market research company NPD Group, Red Dead Redemption remains the top-selling game of the month in its second month at retail. The game sold a further 1 million units in its second month, and according to analyst David Riley, it "now captures the top spot for sales on a year-to-year basis".
Video-game sales in general experienced a decline when compared to the same period from last year "driven by decreases in sales of portable hardware and console and portable software," said Riley. "A bright spot was sales of console hardware, which increased 35-percent in unit sales over last June, driven by significant increases in Xbox 360 and PS3 sales."
All three of the current-generation consoles experienced unit-sales increases when compared to the same period last year, "in particular the Xbox 360 and the PS3. The Xbox 360 experienced its second largest non-holiday month after September '07 when Halo 3 launched and the PS3 has now garnered 11 consecutive months of year-over-year unit sales increases".