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US sales drop 10 per cent in June

Physical product continues decline despite new software releases

Sales of new boxed product dropped 10 per cent in June, according to data from NPD, despite a handful of new software releases.

Total sales were $1.03 billion, with hardware sales down 9 per cent to $366.6 million and software down 12 per cent to $469.5 per cent. Accessories were also down 11 per cent to $158.9 million.

NPD reports do not account for digital, PC or second hand sales.

The best-selling game for the month was Team Bondi and Rockstar's L.A. Noire, followed by Take-Two's Duke Nukem Forever and Sony's Infamous 2.

Following the NPD data, Microsoft revealed it sold 507,000 Xbox 360 units, giving it a 48 per cent share of hardware sales during June. Total spend on the Xbox 360 format reached $350 million.

"Xbox 360 maintains its lead in the US console market, selling more units in the US than any other console for 12 of the past 13 months," said the company in a statement.

"Even while console and software sales across the industry have slowed, as often happens in the summer, Xbox 360 continues growing, staying on track to have the biggest year in Xbox history in the sixth year of its lifecycle."

Sony and Nintendo have not revealed sales figures at the time of writing.

The best-selling console games for June in the US follow:

  • 01 L.A. Noire (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • 02 Duke Nukem Forever (360, PS3, PC)
  • 03 Infamous 2 (PS3)
  • 04 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Wii, 360, NDS, 3DS, PS3, PSP, PC)
  • 05 Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (3DS)
  • 06 Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3m Wii, NDS, PC)
  • 07 NBA 2K11 (360, PS3,Wii, PS2, PSP, PC)
  • 08 Mortal Kombat 2011 (PS3, 360)
  • 09 Cars 2 (NDS, Wii, 360, PS3, PC)
  • 10 Just Dance 2 (Wii)
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