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June NPD: Duke Nukem Forever is #2


Yes, it's true. A startling (and vaguely insulting) number of American consumers ignored our review and purchased Duke Nukem Forever, rocketing it to the #2 position on the NPD sales charts for the month of June. Perhaps they just didn't want to ask for refunds on those 14-year-old pre-orders. The Duke occupies a position on the charts just under its equally retro (in a different way) Take-Two contemporary, L.A. Noire.

Also notable on the sales charts is the debut of another time-lost title, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. At #5, it is the first 3DS exclusive to chart in the NPD top ten. Find the top ten best-selling games listed after the break.

It's definitely a triumphant month for the past, as total game sales were down from $1.15 billion in June of 2010 to $1.03 billion in June of this year. Once again, however, Microsoft is happy, declaring its Xbox 360 the only console in the US to show year-over-year growth. The Xbox was the top-selling console with 507,000 units which Microsoft claims is "nearly twice as many units as other current-generation platforms" this month.

Top 10 best-selling games (US) for June 2011

  1. L.A. Noire (360, PS3)
  2. Duke Nukem Forever (360, PS3, PC)
  3. Infamous 2 (PS3)
  4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC)
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, Wii, NDS, PC)
  7. NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, PC)
  8. Mortal Kombat (PS3, 360)
  9. Cars 2 (NDS, Wii, 360, PS3, PC)
  10. Just Dance 2 (Wii)

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