Submitted by CaptainYesterday 811d ago | news

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. (Industry, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

NeverEnding1989  +   811d 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?
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majiebeast  +   811d 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.
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SilentNegotiator  +   811d ago
3.4 million WW


Quit your sad trolling, NeverEndingTrolling.
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Prime_28  +   810d 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.
Lovable  +   811d ago
Good trolling, but ultimately fail at the end.
Master-H  +   811d ago
How are MS's new exclusive IPs for the 360 selling this year ?

Oh wait...
adorie  +   811d 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.
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Utalkin2me  +   811d ago
Nevermind him, he is upset cause he gets no new Ip's.
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CalvinKlein  +   811d ago
almost a million in only US and canada is pretty good for half a month sales.
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3-4-5  +   810d ago
so... same as every other june ever.
dazzrazz  +   811d ago
Maybe if they would not pile up all games for the last quarter of the year it would look different.
Robochobo  +   811d 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.
xPhearR3dx  +   811d 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.
christrules0041  +   811d ago
Don't forget Gamescom in august
Campy da Camper  +   811d 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
JohnCartenper  +   810d ago
You're looking at a 1500$ purchase.
Does not seem wise for untested hardware and crappy launch games at full retail price.
KillerPwned  +   811d ago
Waiting on GTA 5 ;)
quantae06  +   811d ago
Isn't everybody lol. GTA V is a must have game!
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Y_5150  +   810d ago
I think I'm getting Killzone: Mercenary before it. :P
n4rc  +   811d 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
WeAreLegion  +   811d ago
Beyond: Two Souls

n4rc  +   810d ago
Doesn't interest me..

But I love how I got 6 dislikes for that..
Electric-flamingo  +   811d ago
Nothing was out besides last of us. That's the last game I bought.
RE_L_MAYER  +   811d ago
Sales didnt fall its just everyone was ready for last of us
HarryB  +   811d ago
People discovered outside. Btw....where is half life episode 3?
RE_L_MAYER  +   811d ago
I dont know-sure been awhile since last game
dcj0524  +   810d ago
It'll be released when your ready Gordon. And you are no where near prepared.......Gordon Freeman.
KittyEmperor  +   810d ago
Not really surprising is it? I mean what other game besides the Last Of Us has come out this summer. The last game I bought was the Last of Us and before that it was Soul Sacrifice in April and I don't plan on buying anymore games until August when I will be picking up Tales of Xillia and Dragon's Crown.
Horny  +   810d ago
How do you like soul sacrifice?
KittyEmperor  +   810d ago
It's pretty good. If you like monster hunter type of games then you'll probably enjoy it. I only have a few minor issues with the game but I'm still enjoying it.
TheSaint  +   810d ago
Make some good games and we'll buy them, not exactly rocket science is it.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   810d ago
Meanwhile the 3DS sold almost 300k units and TLOU and Animal Crossing both sold just over a halh million a piece. (In before someone posts bullshit Cream Sugar numbers.) In the Microsoft camp Xbox 360 held the top spot as the number one console in NA for the 30th month straight.

The small drop is due to it being summer, and families spending money on vacations instead of video games.
creessy  +   810d ago
It is called Summer.. nothing else. People are getting off their coaches and enjoying the outdoors.

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