If you're feeling a bit of deja vu, that's because the NPD Group has just released sales figures for June and both Red Dead Redemption and Super Mario Galaxy 2 have topped the sales charts once again. And for once, Nintendo isn't leading the console sales with Wii -- in June, it's Xbox 360.
Video Game Software Sales, June 2010
- 360 -- Red Dead Redemption, Take-Two Interactive, 582,900
- Wii -- Super Mario Galaxy 2, Nintendo of America, 548,400
- PS3 -- Red Dead Redemption, Take-Two Interactive, 380,300
- Wii -- New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Nintendo of America, 200,900
- Wii -- Just Dance, Ubisoft, 174,800
- Wii -- Wii Fit Plus w/ Balance Board, Nintendo of America, N/A
- DS -- Toy Story 3, Disney Interactive Studios, N/A
- 360 -- UFC 2010: Undisputed, THQ, N/A
- Wii -- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Warner Bros. Interactive, N/A
- PS3 -- UFC 2010: Undisputed, THQ, N/A
Video Game Hardware Sales, June 2010
- DS -- 510,700
- Xbox 360 -- 451,700
- Wii -- 422,500
- PlayStation 3 -- 304,800
- PSP -- 121,000
Hold your applause, however. Red Dead Redemption and Super Mario Galaxy 2 continue to sell well, but NPD Group analyst Anita Frazier warns the industry continues to experience slow sales.
"Unfortunately, the industry realized a decline versus the same time period last year," said Frazier in prepared remarks released with the numbers, "driven by decreases in sales of portable hardware and console and portable software. A bright spot was sales of console hardware, which increased 35% in unit sales over last June, driven by significant increases in Xbox 360 and PS3 sales."
The bright spots were in hardware sales, with Microsoft experiencing its second best non-holiday month of hardware sales, bolstered by the release of the re-designed Xbox 360. June also marks the 11th month in-a-row were Sony has seen year-over-year sales increases for PlayStation 3.