Sales tracking firm The NPD Group has released its report on the sales of the US videogame industry for the month of July 2013, providing us with details of revenue and details for retail sales during that period.
NPD noted a 19 percent year-over-year decline in overall sales across hardware, software and accessories market segments, recording $443 million in revenue for the month. Hardware sales dropped 34% to $99.4 million and software sales were down 20% to $222.3 million.
July 2013 Hardware Sales
The Nintendo 3DS was once again the top-selling console, with year-on-year sales increasing 14% for the month. This marks the third month in a row that the 3DS has taken this position.
The Xbox 360 was the best-selling console in terms of overall spend ($178 million in July), and sold 107 000 units for the month. Sony has yet to issue a statement regarding hardware sales.
July 2013 Software Sales
NCAA Football 14 dominated the software side of things and was the top-selling software game for the month. Minecraft continues to sell well at number 2 while The Last of Us dropped from last month’s top spot to third place on the software chart.
You can browse through the Top Ten Software Chart for July 2013 below:
- 1.) NCAA Football 14 – EA (PS3, Xbox 360)
- 2.) Minecraft – Microsoft (Xbox 360)
- 3.) The Last of Us – Sony (PS3)
- 4.) Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Activision (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)
- 5.) Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Nintendo (3DS)
- 6.) Far Cry 3 – Ubisoft (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- 7.) Battlefield 3 – EA (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- 8.) Injustice: Gods Among Us – Warner Bros (PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)
- 9.) NBA 2K13 – Take 2 (PC, PSP, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)
- 10.) Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – Warner Bros (3DS, PC, PS3, Vita, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)