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June U.S. video game industry sales continue long term downtrend

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Jul 2010 16:08 User comments (6)

June U.S. video game industry sales continue long term downtrend Although hardware saw a nice jump for the month, NPD has reported that June U.S. video game industry sales continued the long term downtrend, with overall sales falling 6 percent year-on-year (YoY), to $1.1 billion USD.
Hardware sales saw a nice five percent pop, to $401.7 million, and accessories saw a similar jump to $169.6 million.

Software dragged the entire industry down, falling 15 percent YoY to $531.3 million.

On the hardware side, the DS series led the way, at 510,700 units sold. The Xbox 360 saw a nice boost, moving to 451,700 units sold, beating out the Wii, which sold 422,500 units for the period.

Following behind were the Sony consoles, with the PS3 at 304,800 and the dying PSP handheld at 121,000.

On the software side, Red Dead Redemption continues to be a blockbuster, selling almost a million more units in June.

Full figures via GameSpot:

OVERALL DOLLAR SALES
Games: $1.1 billion (-6%)
Hardware: $401.7 million (+5%%)
Software: $531.3 million (-15%%)
Accessories: $169.6 million (+6%)

HARDWARE SALES
DS: 510,700
Xbox 360: 451,700
Wii: 422,500
PlayStation 3: 304,800
PSP: 121,000

TOP 10 GAMES (by SKU)
Title / Platform / Publisher / Release Date / Units sold
1. Red Dead Redemption / 360 / Take-Two Interactive/ May-10 / 582,900
2. Super Mario Galaxy 2 / Wii / Nintendo / May-10 / 548,400
3. Red Dead Redemption / PS3 / Take-Two Interactive/ May-10 / 380,300
4. New Super Mario Bros. / Wii / Nintendo / Nov-09 / 200,900
5. Just Dance / Wii / Ubisoft / Nov-09 / 174,800
6. Wii Fit Plus (with Balance Board) / Wii / Nintendo / Oct-09 /
7.Toy Story 3 / DS / Disney Interactive Studios / Jun-10
8. UFC 2010: Undisputed / 360 / THQ / May-10
9. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 / Wii / Warner Bros. / Jun-10
10. UFC 2010: Undisputed / PS3 / THQ / May-10

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6 user comments

117.7.2010 18:13

I expect XBox 360 sales to continue to rise as stores attempt to dump their stock of the old style systems now that the slim has come out...

217.7.2010 21:05

They're not just selling off the old stocks cheap, there are a stack of great deals for the new slim.
UK retailer has the slim & 6 new games for 209.
Proper bargain that.

318.7.2010 5:53

Nothing too surprising here the number look ok regardless of the fall. It is to be expected as of recent times i have noticed noo major big software titles have been released for a long time. I think the next big release will be Gran Tarismo 5 over a hundred days too go and counting...

418.7.2010 9:39

Originally posted by borhan9:
Nothing too surprising here the number look ok regardless of the fall. It is to be expected as of recent times i have noticed noo major big software titles have been released for a long time. I think the next big release will be Gran Tarismo 5 over a hundred days too go and counting...
The problem is the hardware is easily capable of handling anything thrown at it (or more) but video game makers arn't putting in the effort.

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

518.7.2010 12:31

Originally posted by borhan9:
Nothing too surprising here the number look ok regardless of the fall. It is to be expected as of recent times i have noticed noo major big software titles have been released for a long time. I think the next big release will be Gran Tarismo 5 over a hundred days too go and counting...
I swear to God, when that game comes out, I will not be leaving my basement for a very long time :)

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Ah but I'll have to buy another PS3 first, I don't want to update mine past 3.15 :(
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Jul 2010 @ 12:32

618.7.2010 17:43

the game industry is stagnate, there's no creativity. its the same old shit different name and/or title. the Havok engine is outdated and overused. DICE made a nice but incomplete engine for BFBC2.

there's just no dynamic or fluid destruction or render there's over 1000 ways to smash a barrel in real life each way leaves a difference in the way the barrel would look. when it rains your in a car why don't the windows fog up, why doesn't the rain impede your vision. the roads are wet and muddy yet the car handles the same way it it did when there was no rain.

there so many thing that we could do but no one major developer wants to waist money on such a thing.


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