Red Dead romps May US sales

Rockstar's cowboy game shifts 1.5m units.

The NPD results for US videogame and hardware sales during May 2010 are in, and it's Red Dead Redemption wearing the sheriff's badge.

Rockstar's Wild West game topped proceedings on Xbox 360 with 945,900 units sold. The PS3 version cantered behind with 567,100 units sold.

In third, Super Mario Galaxy 2 managed 563,900 units sold.

From there the drop-off was steep: UFC Undisputed 2010 occupied fourth and fifth but with 221,100 units sold on Xbox 360 and 192,300 units sold on PS3.

Wii Fit Plus, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Alan Wake, Pokemon SoulSilver and Skate 3 rounded out the top 10.

Nintendo's hardware was rampant and combined to sell over 700,000 units during May. That broke down to 383,700 DS units sold and 334,800 Wii consoles sold.

Xbox 360 fared next best with 194,600 units sold; PlayStation 3 was bought 154,500 times.

The PlayStation Portable was bottom of the pile with 59,400 units sold.

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