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Posted by lockwoodx

The Duke CRUSHED la noire. Those don't include digital sales numbers. Hail to the King, baby.

Posted by lord_canti

duke nukem selling more than infamous depresses me

Edited by vinsanityv22

It's a shame the EA Partners branch apparently doesn't include advertising. I didn't see commercials for either Alice or Shadow of the Damned. And I've been playing Alice; it's not good. It's extremely repetitive. The combat is one-note, as is the platforming. After two worlds, they completely run out of tricks. It's like the Dynasty Warriors of platformers. It's a shame. I have also heard conflicting things about Shadows. It reviewed well enough, but considering this is a team up of the guys who did No More Heroes and Vanquish separately, which are two genuinely amazing games, as well as the guy who scored Silent Hill, it seems to be a disappointment to fans.
 
I'm happy Duke Nukem is selling though. That game got unfairly bashed for a lot of crap that a lot of other, less fun, FPS do. Although it is pretty hideous. But fun trumps ...muddy/slimy visuals, cheap looking assets and an awful color palette.

Posted by Landon
@oroboros said:
@AzHP said:

Can't believe Shadows of the Damned didn't sell well...I heard it only sold 50k. A crying shame.

Be a shame of all those people who would have bought SotD bought DNF instead.   Seems like a similar demographic. Notice FEAR3 isn't on the list, either.  Dirt3 sales were also pretty poor.
SotD is a stupid game that knows it's stupid. DNF is a stupid game that thinks it is funny.
Posted by GohanEgret
@Jimbo: He revised his numbers to half that, NPD can't account for all PC sales, and his numbers could be worldwide instead of just North America.
Posted by AssInAss

Alice is awesome, one of my favourites already for this year. Really powerful 3rd act. 

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

Fuck! I shouldn't have bet on Duke.

Posted by chilibean_3
Posted by Jimbo

@superscott597 said:

@dcgc said:
How is it bad for Duke Nukem Forever? It's a shitty game and yet it was the #2 most sold game in June...
That's what I thought...

They don't hand out prizes for that unfortunately - numbers sold is what counts. It came second in a weak month.

Posted by csl316

No Fear 3, aww.

Posted by SugarRay

NBA 2K11 will not go out of the top 10. Very impressive.

Edited by RE_Player1

Also I bought Alice and am sad it did not crack the top ten. Hopefully it has long legs and consistently sells.

Posted by oroboros
@AzHP said:

Can't believe Shadows of the Damned didn't sell well...I heard it only sold 50k. A crying shame.

Be a shame of all those people who would have bought SotD bought DNF instead.   Seems like a similar demographic.
 
Notice FEAR3 isn't on the list, either.  Dirt3 sales were also pretty poor.
Posted by AndrewB

The fact that it was #2 makes me just as sad.

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Posted by raiz265

How the fuck did that game manage to get 2nd place?

Posted by Slaker117

Man, CoD still killing it. Even if you hate the series you have to be impressed by its ability to never stop selling.

Posted by Shadow71

Take-Two with both #1 and #2 is nice to see

Posted by bb4lake

I bought LA Noire this month, I'm not surprised too much about the results.

Posted by Barrock

Sad for Alice and Shadows. I bought both. :(

Posted by Jimbo

3 million+ copies for Duke Nukem Forever, eh, Pachter? Good job, nailed it.

Posted by zombie2011

Wow MS sold half a million 360's, impressive for a month with pretty much no games. 

Posted by superscott597
@dcgc said:
How is it bad for Duke Nukem Forever? It's a shitty game and yet it was the #2 most sold game in June...
That's what I thought...
Posted by RE_Player1

I keep on getting this thought in the back of my mind that maybe next year Sony and Microsoft will release new consoles. Than I see numbers like 507,000 360s sold in June and realize they don't have to, which in way I like. I want to see the 360 and PS3 go strong until at least 2013.

Posted by AzHP

Can't believe Shadows of the Damned didn't sell well...I heard it only sold 50k. A crying shame.

Posted by mnzy
@slowbird said:

HAIL TO THE NUMBER TWO, BABY! DUKE JUST DROPPED A DEUCE ON 'EM.

Sure Duke, blow it out your ass.
Posted by dcgc

How is it bad for Duke Nukem Forever? It's a shitty game and yet it was the #2 most sold game in June...

Posted by Brendan

I'm just impressed with the CoD sales. Still killin' it.

Posted by Little_Socrates

Once again pleased with Patrick selling people Alice and Shadows. Happy to have LA Noire outsell Duke.

Posted by slowbird

HAIL TO THE NUMBER TWO, BABY! DUKE JUST DROPPED A DEUCE ON 'EM.

Posted by Cincaid

Numbers! Feel bad for Gearbox, hopefully they can focus on Borderlands 2 now instead.

Posted by Gargantuan

A sad day for the Duke

Posted by patrickklepek
Maybe next time, Duke.

June, usually a slow period for video games, turned out to be the month when Duke Nukem Forever was finally released, after more than a decade of development and several complete reboots.

The NPD Group has released its monthly sales report for the games industry, bringing word that Duke Nukem Forever will have to be content with the number two spot. L.A. Noire took the top spot.

L.A. Noire sold 419,000 copies over the course of the month, while Duke Nukem Forever sold 376,300, I'm told. It's crucial to note, however, that these numbers do not include digital sales, only physical.

Here's the complete list, sans numbers for the rest of the games:

  1. L.A. Noire
  2. Duke Nukem Forever
  3. inFamous 2
  4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  7. NBA 2K11
  8. Mortal Kombat
  9. Cars 2
  10. Just Dance 2

No sign of Alice: Madness Returns or Shadows of the Damned, two games that are definitely worth playing.

So far, only Microsoft has issued a statement on this month's numbers, announcing Xbox 360 outsold all the other hardware platforms and moved an impressive 507,000 units during June.