01. L.A. Noire (360, PS3)
02. Brink (360, PS3, PC)
03. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC)
04. Portal 2 (360, PS3, PC)
05. Mortal Kombat 2011 (PS3, 360)
06. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, Wii, NDS, PC)
07. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (Wii, 360, PS3)
08. NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, PC)
09. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
10. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Wii, NDS, 360, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC)
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Xbox 360: 270K
PlayStation 3: 177K
Rocktstar's latest hit, L.A. Noire, not only achieved excellent facial animations, but also excellent sales, selling 899,000 copies in its debut month. You know who else is really happy? Bethesda Softworks is surely happy about the sales of Brink, despite its mixed reviews. It is also nice to see Portal 2 doing well, I wasn't too sure it would see great success as a standalone title, despite the original being fantastic. The greatest mystery of the month of may has nothing to do with L.A. Noire though, it is trying to decipher how Just Dance 2 manages to sell this well over six months after release. All three consoles are getting in on that fun next Fall, with Just Dance 3 announced for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.
The success of Microsoft's Kinect peripheral is still driving incredible sales for the Xbox 360 platform. Playstation 3 also saw year over year growth, despite the hacking fiasco that occurred last month. The only low point is the Wii, which had sales so embarrassing that Nintendo hasn't released them yet. But that's ok, the Wii's successor has been announced and it is looking pretty awesome so far.
Update: The Wii sold 236K units in May, a number far more respectable than I had previously thought. The 3DS however, is doing terribly for a system that just launched. Nintendo seriously needs to do something to address this problem before the PS Vita launches or they might have a serious problem on their hands.