The Last of Us dominates U.S. sales charts for June 2013
In reporting June 2013's games industry sales results, NPD Group listed the top ten best-selling games in the United States. At the top of the list was Sony's PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last of Us.
“The Last of Us was the top selling game at retail in the month of June," NPD Group noted. "To put this in context, it had the second highest first-month sales of a PS3 first-party game, after God of War 3 in March 2010. The Last of Us was also the third highest game to launch during the month of June since NPD began tracking sales in 1995.”
While this is certainly good news for Sony who announced last week that The Last of Us sold 3.4 million copies in three weeks, the gaming industry overall saw another decline in sales. Total game sales for the month (including hardware, software, and accessories) were $593 million, down 15% compared to last year. Software sales brought in $296 million, down 10% from the same month in 2012.
Below are the best-selling titles in the United States for the period between June 2 and July 6:
- The Last Of Us (PS3)**
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
- Minecraft (360)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, PC, NWU)**
- NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, WII, NWU, PSP, PC)**
- Injustice: Gods Among Us (360, PS3, NWU)**
- Donkey Kong Country Returns (3DS, WII)
- Deadpool (360, PS3)
- Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)**
- Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
**(includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)