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NPD: Activision's Prototype leads June software sales

Open world action-adventure sells a combined 600,000 units as overall sales continue to slump

The NPD Group has released its US software sales results for the month of June 2009, revealing that Activision's Prototype sold the most units during the month, with combined sales just shy of 600,000 copies sold between its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions.

Overall revenue continues to slump year-on-year, with software sales dropping 29 per cent over the same period in 2008, from USD 875,750 to USD 625,790. This is the fourth month in a row facing a significant decline on unreasonably tough comparisons.

Prototype, an open world action-adventure title developed by Vancouver-based Radical Entertainment (Scarface, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction), sold 419,900 units on the Xbox 360 platform between its June 9 release and the NPD data cut-off of July 4. While the game was simultaneously released on the PlayStation 3, that version did not place on the top 10, though GamesIndustry.biz has confirmed with the NPD Group that the game sold 180,000 units on that platform, just shy of the 192,700 that Sony's own open world adventure, inFamous, sold.

THQ's UFC 2009 Undisputed, which was the top-selling game in May, remained strong this month - its Xbox 360 SKU placed second on the top ten, with 338,300 copies sold in June. Like Prototype, its PlayStation 3 SKU failed to place.

EA Sports Active retained its third place spot in June, with 289,100 units sold versus 345,800 in its May debut.

In fourth place was the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, which sold 272,400 units on the Wii. It should be noted that this figure includes both the stand-alone SKU and those bundled with the new Wii MotionPlus accessory. According to figures released by Nintendo, approximately 205,000 of these were the bundled version. The game's other versions, which include Xbox 360, PS2, PSP and PS3, did not place on the top ten this month, meaning they sold less than 192,700 units each.

Another debut from EA this month was Fight Night Round 4, which sold 260,800 Xbox 360 and 210,300 PlayStation 3 units, for a combined 471,100 copies sold.

The final June debut to chart in the top ten was THQ's Red Faction Guerrilla, which sold 199,400 copies for the Xbox 360.

Nintendo's reliable first-party Wii crop continued to chart, with Wii Fit coming in fifth at 271,600 units and Mario Kart Wii at eighth with 202,100 units. Interestingly, Wii Play, which was originally released in February of 2007, has finally dropped off the top ten chart after an astounding 29 week run.

The complete top ten sales chart follows:

  • 1. Prototype (Activision, Xbox 360): 419,900 units sold
  • 2. UFC 2009 Undisputed (THQ, Xbox 360): 338,300
  • 3. EA Sports Active (EA, Wii): 289,100
  • 4. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (EA, Wii): 272,400
  • 5. Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii): 271,600
  • 6. Fight Night Round 4 (EA, Xbox 360): 260,800
  • 7. Fight Night Round 4 (EA, PlayStation 3): 210,300
  • 8. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii): 202,100
  • 9. Red Faction: Guerrilla (THQ, Xbox 360): 199,400
  • 10. inFamous (Sony, PlayStation 3): 192,700

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