NPD June 2011 Sales Results [Update5: Most HW in, Infamous 2]


Expansive Ellipses
Staff member
May 30, 2004
5-week tracking month; Reporting Period 5/29/11 through 7/2/11

Software (New physical retail only, across all platforms including PC)
01. L.A. Noire (360, PS3) Take 2 Interactive - 419,000
02. Duke Nukem Forever (360, PS3, PC) Take 2 Interactive - 376,300
03. Infamous 2 (PS3) Sony - 369,200
04. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC) Disney Interactive Studios
05. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) Nintendo - 283,200
06. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, Wii, NDS, PC) Activision Blizzard
07. NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, PC) Take 2 Interactive
08. Mortal Kombat 2011 (PS3, 360) Warner Bros. Interactive
09. Cars 2 (NDS, Wii, 360, PS3, PC) Disney Interactive Studios
10. Just Dance 2 (Wii) Ubisoft

Xbox 360 - 507,000
Wii - 273,000
PS3 - ~276,000 (extrapolated)
3DS - 143,000
DS - 386,000

Additional information:

Aug 12, 2009
360 27,818,373
PS3 17,153,921
Wii 35,894,494

Nintendo PR
After less than two weeks on store shelves, The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ 3D for the Nintendo 3DS™ portable entertainment system finished the month as the No. 2 best-selling video game on an individual platform, with more than 283,000 units sold, according to the independent NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States.

Other highlights from the month include:

Nintendo sold more than 800,000 combined hardware units in June. This includes 386,000 units of the Nintendo DS™ family of systems, 273,000 Wii™ systems and 143,000 Nintendo 3DS systems. Each product line saw double-digit growth over the previous month, and the lifetime U.S. installed base for the Wii system crossed 36 million units.
Five of the top 10 and 13 of the top 25 best-selling individual software titles play on Nintendo platforms.

This holiday season, Nintendo will offer something for everyone with fan-favorite titles including Super Mario™, Mario Kart™, Kid Icarus™: Uprising, Star Fox 64™ 3D and The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword.

For more information about Nintendo, visit

Microsoft PR
Halfway through 2011, Xbox 360 maintains its lead in the U.S. console market, selling more units in the U.S. than any other console for 12 of the past 13 months. 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.

June 2011 NPD highlights include:
  • Holding 48% share of the overall current-generation console market share, Xbox 360 sold 507,000 units in June, selling nearly twice as many units as other current-generation platforms and maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. for 2011. Additionally, Xbox 360 was the only console in the U.S. to show year-over-year growth in the month of June. (Source: NPD Group, June 2011)
  • Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in June (hardware, software and accessories) reached $350 million, the most for any console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, June 2011)
  • During the month of June, four of the top ten console game titles were for Xbox 360 including: “L.A. Noire,” “Duke Nukem Forever,” “NBA 2K11” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops.” (Source: NPD Group, June 2011)

With the holiday season and major launches just around the corner, the second half of 2011 promises to make Xbox 360 history. The size of the Kinect games portfolio will triple by the end of the year and Xbox will bring new partnerships like UFC and Disney to the platform as well as blockbuster games, movies, music and TV together in one place. We expect Xbox 360 to maintain its lead and to be number one worldwide by the end of the year, selling more hardware units than PlayStation and Wii.
Sony PR
"According to the latest NPD report, PlayStation continues to see growth in software with a strong demand for exclusive PlayStation 3 franchise titles. The recently launched inFAMOUS 2 was the #1 software SKU in June. In addition, momentum is accelerating with the upcoming fall releases of Resistance 3 and Uncharted 3 on the horizon. This week the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta surpassed 1.5 million unique players, demonstrating the strength of the PlayStation platform and consumers’ interest in gaming experiences that combine rich stories, challenging gameplay, and exhilarating 3D immersion," Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at SCEA.
Total retail sales: $1.03 billion (-10%)
Total non-PC retail sales: $995 million (-10%)
Non-PC hardware: $366.6 million (-9%)
Total software: $508.9 million (-10%)
Non-PC software: $469.5 million (-12%)
Accessories: $158.9 million (-11%)
michaelpachter said:
NPD figures out for June, down 12% for software, compared to my down 6% estimate. Wii software the culprit, responsible for 75% of the drop
Apr 25, 2011
Great job to LA Noire for continuing to sell well. R* really has the April/May/June window to themselves huh?

Also, holy crap at the 360 sales. It's almost like MS doesn't need a price drop for the next 2 years.
Jun 18, 2011
Looks like Infamous 2 did good, much deserved. Surprised that Ocarina did not do better though, considering the lackluster of games the 3DS had at launch.

miladesn said:
Xbox 360 sold 507,000 units in June
WOW, those are a lot of 360's sold for June. Guess the push for Kinect was definitely worth it for them.
Sep 16, 2010
Xbox 360 #'s... Holy. Fucking. Shit. It is the effect of Kinect... there a lot of casual people that are being roped into it. Goodbye, hardcore controller based games!

Really happy with inFamous' position on the chart! And really unhappy with Duke Nukem Forever's...
Feb 17, 2011
Kitchener, ON
Puppet Shadow said:
Microsoft is going to end up the number 2 console this gen if they keep putting up these numbers in the states. Surprised to see Duke that high with the bad word of mouth.
One would have to think most of those sales were front-loaded. Is it still showing up on Major Nelson's Top Xbox LIVE activity charts?