June NPD: LEGO Batman 2 Tops Another Down Month
As good as the game was, it's probably a bad sign when a LEGO game tops the sales charts for any given month.
The NPD results are in for June, and LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes topped the charts in a month that saw overall sales decline 29%.
The LEGO-fied Batman game sold 450,000 units all-told, while the Game of the Year Edition of Batman: Arkham City landed at the #6 spot. The well-received Ghost Recon: Future Soldier was the sales runner-up, while Diablo III came in third and Max Payne 3 grabbed the fourth slot. Hardware sales plummeted 45%, software sales were down 29%, and only the accessories went up, posting a 4% increase. Got your PlayStation Move yet?
So why are the numbers way down? Well, NPD analyst Anita Frazier reminds us that in the first half of 2012, we saw 34% fewer titles than in the first six months of 2011. That's telling. Well, maybe fall will be better.
7/12/2012 8:59:31 PM John Shepard