Also, Xbox 360 remains on top of Hardware.
The NPD Group has released its monthly US sales report, showing that the retail industry is again down year-on-year.
The NPD Group is back with is monthly report on US sales figures.
Overall, total industry spend came in at $548.4 million, a 20% decrease on July 2011′s $686.3 million. It’s the eighth consecutive month of downturn.
- Software.Both hardware and software figures showed downturns, with only accessories posting an increase of 8% to $136.9 million, thanks again to the continues success of Activision’s Skylanders property – over 25 million individual Skylanders figures have been sold through at retail in the US since October 2011.
Software sales fell by 23 percent to $260.7 million from $338.5 million a year ago.
Here's the top ten:
- Hardware.1. NCAA Football 13 (360, PS3)
2. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii, 360, DS, PS3, 3DS, Vita, PC)
3. The Amazing Spider-Man (360, PS3, 3DS, DS, Wii)
4. Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360, PS3)
5. Batman Arkham City (360, PS3, PC)
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, DS, Wii, PC)
7. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (360, PS3, PC)
8. NBA 2K12 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, PS2, PC)
9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)
10. Dead Island (360, PS3, PC)
Hardware sales came in at $150.7 million, a 32% year-on-year decline from $221.4 million.
Only the 3DS managed a year on year unit sales increase. And while the NPD doesn't release numbers, here are some estimates based on PR info and media reports:
At the time of this writing, Sony didn't released any info. However, according to some unofficial reports the PS Vita sold below 50k units last month.- Xbox 360: 203K (-26.7%)
- Nintendo 3DS: Above 124k
- Nintendo DS: Above 120K
And finally, here is the PR from Microsoft, which was the only company to release official info regarding last month sales:
NEWS SOURCE #1: Forum Thread #486239 (via) NeoGAFXbox 360 maintains its lead in the U.S. console market, marking 19 months as the top-selling current-generation console in the U.S.
July 2012 U.S. NPD highlights:
· Xbox 360 sold 203,000 units in July, more units than any gaming hardware, and held 49 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S. This marks the 17th consecutive month that Xbox 360 has held more than a 40 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, July 2012)
· Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in July (hardware, software and accessories) reached $218 million; consumers spent more on Xbox 360 products in July than they spent on the other two current-generation consoles combined. (Source: NPD Group, July 2012)
· During the month of July, Xbox 360 held six of the top 10 U.S. console game titles including: “NCAA Football 13,” “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes” “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations” and “Batman: Arkham City.” (Source: NPD Group, July 2012)
There has never been a better time to own an Xbox 360. Coming this holiday:
· The year’s hottest blockbuster games including “Halo 4,” “Forza Horizon,” “Dance Central 3” and “Fable: The Journey.”
· A whole new way to interact with your TV with breakthrough experiences for the whole family such as “Kinect Sesame Street TV,” “Kinect Nat Geo TV” and “Nike+ Kinect Training.”
· A suite of new Xbox LIVE and entertainment experiences including Internet Explorer for Xbox 360 alongside bringing Xbox games to Windows 8.
· Xbox SmartGlass, which enables all the devices you own to work together, making your games and entertainment even better.
NEWS SOURCE #2: NPD July NCAA top total spend down for eighth consecutive month (via) VG247
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