Sales of Video Games Falls 15% in June across the US

As anticipation goes higher for upcoming consoles, overall retail sales of video games dropped by 15% across the entire US last June. This information was based on data released by NPD Group Inc, a retail tracking firm based in New York. Total sales fell to $593.3 million year-on-year.

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NeverEnding19891647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

Disappointing sales from TLOU. Playstation fans need to better support exclusive franchises.

600 mil for June sounds good though, what else typically releases in June?

majiebeast1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

Yeah 985.000 copies sold in America alone is dissapointing... It outsold Gears,Bioshock:I and Tombraider. Its the third best selling game in June since 1995.

You xbox fans better make sure Quantum Break doesnt bomb like Alan Wake finaly something else then a shooter or dudes of war.

SilentNegotiator1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

3.4 million WW

Quit your sad trolling, NeverEndingTrolling.

Prime_281647d ago

He's got a point though, GOW: Ascension bombed and that's one of, it not, Sony's biggest franchise. PLaystation gamers don't seem to buy their exclusives much.

Lovable1647d ago

Good trolling, but ultimately fail at the end.

Master-H1647d ago

How are MS's new exclusive IPs for the 360 selling this year ?

Oh wait...

adorie1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

NeverEndingTrolling, you gotta do better. Your fanboyism is so freaking bad, I don't even know what to call it.

The Last of Us, while my opinion; is the best game I have played in the last few years. Gameplay, difficulty, graphics, sound, story, character development, level variation, music. It is a true jack-of-all-trades.

I think your fanboyism has prevented you from trying the game, because if you had, even your negative opinion wouldn't come off that bad. I'm optimistic enough to bet you'd enjoy it.

p.s: my first playthrough was on hard, 2nd on survivor, 3rd was on survivor+. My opinion carries weight, at least to me.

Utalkin2me1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

Nevermind him, he is upset cause he gets no new Ip's.

CalvinKlein1647d ago

almost a million in only US and canada is pretty good for half a month sales.

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3-4-51646d ago

so... same as every other june ever.

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dazzrazz1647d ago

Maybe if they would not pile up all games for the last quarter of the year it would look different.

Robochobo1647d ago

This. I don't know why publishers don't spread out the game selection, instead of bundling them together to compete with other titles.

xPhearR3dx1647d ago

Because of all the conventions. It's a good way to build a lot of hype and drive sales at the end of the year. Off the top of my head, GDC is in March, E3 is in June, SDCC is July, TGS is somewhere around September. Usually games that release over the summer, are games that were revealed a long time ago, or delayed.

christrules00411647d ago

Don't forget Gamescom in august

Campy da Camper1647d ago

Well, I'm pretty much saving up for big time spending come November. Dinking around on the Wii u until I can get my hands on that sweet ps4 and pretty much evey launch game available. I'm even sitting on my hands for GTA release with hopes for a next gen release. Any games coming out later this summer will probably drop on next gen so the drought is on lol

JohnCartenper1647d ago

You're looking at a 1500$ purchase.
Does not seem wise for untested hardware and crappy launch games at full retail price.

quantae061647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

Isn't everybody lol. GTA V is a must have game!

Y_51501647d ago

I think I'm getting Killzone: Mercenary before it. :P

n4rc1647d ago

I'm just sort of bored with this gen, especially since e3..
Waiting on November with no plans to buy any new games for my 360 or ps3

n4rc1647d ago

Doesn't interest me..

But I love how I got 6 dislikes for that..

Electric-flamingo1647d ago

Nothing was out besides last of us. That's the last game I bought.

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