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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No wonder certain people on Neowin try to tout Japan sales like they're make-or-break for console makers... when you're getting dominated 12 of the last 13 months you have to take solace in something!

I think think the 360 continues to drive sales due to the fact that it still has the most diverse game library. Time and again I review the games available on game fly, and time and again my Que is full of XBOX 360 games, even though I own a PS3 and a Wii as well as a 360. There just isn't enough "quality" available on the other consoles IMO, that isn't ALSO available on the 360 and the "exclusives" on the other consoles just aren't compelling.

Dan~ said,
I still find it odd how sales figures are quite high, why have people left it so late to buy a 360

I think it's a case of the new one came out and a lot of people bought a newer version (quieter, smaller, etc). Plus, I know a number of people with at least two of them, and I for one would like a second one for when I have friends visit, so we do not have to play split screen.

Dan~ said,
I still find it odd how sales figures are quite high, why have people left it so late to buy a 360

I bought my first Xbox last year when the new Slim arrived. Yupp, late to the party.
Didn't like the old version which sounded like a vacuum cleaner and it was huge (and the RRoD reputation kept me away).

Dan~ said,
I still find it odd how sales figures are quite high, why have people left it so late to buy a 360
Its not JUST a video game system anymore, alot of people are drawn to it due to its media center capabilities. I know some people who dont even play games on it anymore, just use it for music, movies and news.

este said,
Its not JUST a video game system anymore, alot of people are drawn to it due to its media center capabilities. I know some people who dont even play games on it anymore, just use it for music, movies and news.
That is how I started, then I bought Blur. That the only game I play now.

Dan~ said,
I still find it odd how sales figures are quite high, why have people left it so late to buy a 360

I just bought my third. Now all my tvs have media center extender attached. they even play games.