Microsoft's Xbox 360 leads console hardware sales for June 2011

Sales of Microsoft's Xbox 360 console continue to dominate US video game sales. Gamasutra reports that the console sold 507,000 units in the month of June which Microsoft said was twice as many as the sales of its competitors at both Sony and Nintendo. The numbers were also higher compared to June 2010 when only 194,600 Xbox 360 units were sold. Microsoft also said that the total amount of Xbox 360 sales, combining console, game software and accessories, came in at $350 million in June which was up from $265 million from the same period a year ago.

Overall retail video game sales were down 10 percent in June with revenues of $1.03 billion. Industry Gamers reports that according to the NPD Group the total amount of hardware sales for the month was 366.6 million, down 9 percent from the same period a year ago. Software sales were $469.5 million in June, down 12 percent, while accessories sales were $158.9 million in June, down 11 percent. The sales results do not include revenue from digital download game sales and other non-retail outlets.

Retail game sales for the month of June were topped once again by LA Noire from Take Two Interactive's Rockstar Games division. The PS3-Xbox 360 open world action-adventure game was also the number one game in retail sales for the month of May 2011. Coming in second place in June was Duke Nukem Forever from Take Two's 2K Games' division. The first person shooter for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms apparently sold well even though it generally received poor reviews from critics. Sales numbers from both games were not revealed.

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