U.S. video game sales in April weren't spectacular. They were down 23% year-over-year. But April 2008 was huge, with Grand Theft Auto IV and Mario Kart Wii rocketing to the top of the charts.
April 2009 wasn't quite as storied, with Wii Fit topping the NPD Group's software sales chart with 471,000 units sold. That's far lower than the chart topper from the same month last year—GTA IV for the Xbox 360 sold 1.85 million copies then.
The rest of the list features some perennial bestsellers, with Mario Kart Wii, Wii Play and New Super Mario Bros. selling well enough to get top ten status. The only new game to appear is The Godfather II for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
01. Wii Fit (Wii) - 471,000 02. Pokemon Platinum (DS) - 433,000 03. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 210,000 04. Wii Play (Wii) - 170,000 05. The Godfather II (X360) - 155,000 06. Resident Evil 5 (X360) - 122,000 07. New Super Mario Bros. (DS) - 119,000 08. Mario Kart DS (DS) - 112,000 09. Guitar Hero Aerosmith (X360) - 110,000 10. The Godfather II (PS3) - 91,000