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NPD Sales Results for June 2013 [Up2: 360/3DS Hardware, AC/LM/DK Digital + Retail]


Expansive Ellipses
Staff Member
May 30, 2004
NPD Group's U.S. Games Industry Sales (New Physical Sales Channel*) - June 2013
5-week month; Reporting Period 6/2/13 through 7/6/13


Retail sales declined 15% year over year.


(New Physical Retail only; across all platforms incl. PC)

1. The Last Of Us (PS3)** Sony (Corp)
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) Nintendo
3. Minecraft (360) Microsoft (Corp)
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, PC, NWU)** Activision Blizzard (Corp)
5. NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, WII, NWU, PSP, PC)** Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
6. Injustice: Gods Among Us (360, PS3, NWU)** Warner Bros. Interactive
7. Donkey Kong Country Returns (3DS, WII) Nintendo
8. Deadpool (360, PS3) Activision Blizzard (Corp)
9. Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)** Electronic Arts
10. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS) Nintendo

**(includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)

Retail + Digital Nintendo Sales:
-Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 505K
-Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - 115K (LTD: 750K)
-Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D - 108K


Nintendo 3DS: 225K (45.2%)
Xbox 360: 140K (-45.5%)

Other Info:

Microsoft PR said:
June NPD – Xbox 360 hits 30 consecutive months as #1 console in the U.S.

Halfway through 2013 Xbox 360 maintains its lead in the U.S. console market. Xbox 360 sold 140,000 units, more than any other console in the U.S., making June the 30th consecutive month Xbox 360 was the best-selling console in the U.S.

June 2013 NPD highlights:

Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in June (hardware, software and accessories) reached $197 million, the most for any console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, June 2013)

During the month of June, Xbox 360 held seven of the top 10 console game titles including: “Minecraft,” “NBA 2K13,” “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” “Deadpool,” “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” “Grand Theft Auto IV” and “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.” (Source: NPD Group, June 2013)

Xbox One, which will launch this fall, has already seen impressive pre-order sales as consumers have signed up to be the first to receive the new system. In fact, Xbox One pre-orders are trending ahead of Xbox 360 pre-orders during the same time period and have already sold out at most major U.S. retailers. To reserve your Xbox One system today, and for the full list of launch countries and prices, visit http://www.xbox.com for participating retailers.

Xbox 360 and Xbox One will also be at Comic-Con International in San Diego this week with a series of exciting events including “The Future of Xbox Gaming Revealed” and “The Video Game Culture of Zombies: How “Dead Rising 3” on Xbox One Kicks Off a New Generation of Mayhem” panels that will take place Saturday, July 20. For a detailed schedule of Xbox events, panels and activities at San Diego Comic-Con, please visit MajorNelson.com.

We look forward to sharing further details on Xbox One in the coming months. Please check out Xbox Wire for the latest Xbox One and Xbox 360 news.

GamesIndustry.biz said:
“To quote Nintendo during E3, 'software sells hardware', which is evident in this month's 3DS results. Strong double-digit increases in the 3DS hardware sales were coupled with triple-digit digit increases in software for June sales. 3DS software sales momentum is building due to a steady flow of content over the past few months, leading to positive year-to-date sales results,” NPD analyst Liam Callahan said. “Animal Crossing: New Leaf also sold well in the context of first-party games for the 3DS, having the third highest first-month sales next to two launches from holiday 2011: Mario Kart 7, and Super Mario 3D Land.”

One new piece of hardware NPD started tracking this past month was Ouya. It's been a slow uptake, however. "June 2012 was the first month of retail sales for Ouya (not counting direct sales through ouya.tv) and were relatively light for a new console," Callahan added. "This may be due to the lack of a major marquee title driving consumers to seek out the console, low awareness due to Ouya being a new brand, or low inventory volume due to manufacturing constraints.”

Callahan also put some context around Naughty Dog's hit, The Last of Us: “The Last of Us was the top selling game at retail in the month of June. 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.”


Nintendo PR said:
Nintendo 3DS sold nearly 225,000 units of hardware in June and finished as the best-selling video game system in the U.S. for the second consecutive month. A strong launch for Animal Crossing: New Leaf and the continued strength of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon helped sales of Nintendo 3DS hardware and software increase by more than 40 percent and nearly 105 percent, respectively, over the same time last year.

Highlights for the month include:

  • Through the first six months of 2013, Nintendo has sold nearly 3.6 million combined physical and digital units of first-party Nintendo 3DS software, an increase of more than 85 percent over the same time frame last year.
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf sold more than 505,000 combined physical and digital units in June. More than 20 percent of these sales were through the Nintendo eShop, the second-highest ratio behind only Fire Emblem Awakening. Nintendo’s internal trackers show that sales of the game continue to be strong in July as well, indicating that Animal Crossing: New Leaf is poised to be one of the biggest games of the summer.
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D sold more than 108,000 combined units in its second month and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon added nearly 115,000 combined units in its fourth month on the market, bringing its lifetime total to more than 750,000 combined units.
  • Nintendo had three of the top five best-selling software SKUs for the month.


May 17, 2005
Wow at Animal Crossing. Good job, Nintendo, but I will never understand why that game is so popular.


Canadians burned my passport
May 10, 2006
Good on Naughty Dog, well deserved

Also good to see 3DS games holding their own


May 24, 2012

^ The chart.


Nov 4, 2009
Luigi's Mansion cant be stopped. Also, well done on Animal Crossing and Last of Us.

Shocked Deadpool made the list.


Tomodachi wa Mahou
May 31, 2011
“The Last of Us was the top selling game at retail in the month of June,” said Callahan. ” 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.”

Crazy stuff.


Nov 25, 2010
Nintendo PR this month actually has some good material to work with. They could celebrate the 3DS's success and uhh, maybe mention the Wii U in passing >_>


May 8, 2009
The Last of Us was the second highest first month PS3 first party game behind God of War 3, which did 1.1 million the first month, in case people want to get a feel of where the numbers are.


Get Inside Her!
Aug 17, 2005
Animal Crossing probably had a significant volume of eshop sales, too. Which aren't included in this, yeah? Based on "new physical retail only" in the OP at least. I wonder if Nintendo's PR will mention those sales.


Jul 4, 2010
Will Pokemon save the doomed and failing 3DS?????????

Congrats to TLoU and Animal Crossing. Surprised to see Deadpool crack the top 10!


Mar 29, 2013
3ds gaining favour in the U.S it seems... Very good for TLOU and ACNL ( espiecally suprised with new leaf) but was keeping track anyway