Take-Two (TTWO +3.8%) closes with a strong gain after NPD reports BioShock Infinite was the...

|About: Take-Two Interactive Softwa... (TTWO)|By:, SA News Editor

Take-Two (TTWO +3.8%) closes with a strong gain after NPD reports BioShock Infinite was the best-selling traditional video game in the U.S. in March. NBA 2K13, another Take-Two title, came 8th. NPD's industry-wide data was mixed. Retail console sales fell 32% Y/Y, nearly as bad as February's 36% drop, but game sales only fell 1% after declining 27% in the prior month. Accessories sales rose 15%, thanks in part to strong demand  for Skylanders (ATVI +1%) merchandise.