Thursday, July 12, 2012

June 2012 NPD Results

Welcome to the monthly view at sales in the United States of America, one of the biggest markets for gaming. Let's see which games have performed the greatest for June 2012.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (review here) premiered on all major platforms, has a plethora of superheroes attached to it, and sold the most (360 and Wii versions doing the best) for the month of June for its efforts. The game sold 450,000 units across all platforms as reported here (there's also much more detailed sales information in that link, too). I could go on about the second place, third place, fourth place, etc. selling games, but quite frankly, I know nothing about them. However, I DO want to broach about things that surprise me this month such as the resurgence of Batman: Arkham City and the seventh place spot of Pokemon Conquest. It's especially rare to see a platform exclusive reach the top ten, particularly when the game in question is part of a niche genre. Pokemon conquers all. Meanwhile, The Amazing Spider-Man's late month launch gives it the tenth spot to top off the sales list. Also of note, Nintendo has announced that they have officially sold (see: not shipped) five million 3DS systems in the States alone. When facing off against the smartphone and tablet threat, this is some nice news to see that a dedicated gaming portable can tread water with the big boys. Lastly, Suda's Lollipop Chainsaw sold approximately 101,000 units across the PS3 and 360.

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