NPD, the consumer market research group, doesn’t report on digital sales of games, something that’s making their sales figures ever more hard to follow as digital downloads become ever more popular with consumers.
Tonight, Twisted Pixel’s Dan Teasdale has added weight to this, saying that a digital download game was the biggest selling title last month.
“Found some numbers for April retail sales,” he said on Twitter. “It’s pretty mind-blowing, but not for the reason you think. If these numbers are valid, then in April, Trials Evolution was the #1 title by sales. Yes, even including retail.”
“If you’re wondering why the NPD is irrelevant,” he added, “that’s why.”
I’m reasonably confident Minecraft on 360 will be the same this month…