Hey, Pokémon Conquest And Lollipop Chainsaw Did Okay In The U.S.

By Ishaan . July 12, 2012 . 4:20pm

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes was the best-selling videogame in the U.S. last month, according to a report by the NPD Group, who reveal that the title sold 450,000 copies across all platforms in June.


In fact, Lego Batman 2 was one of two Batman games that were present in the NPD’s top-ten for May—Batman: Arkham City made a return to the list as well. With The Dark Knight Rises movie scheduled for release next week, Batman is possibly on consumers’ minds, NPD theorize.


June was a rather interesting month for sales in general. Batman aside, Game Informer report that Grasshopper Manufacture’s Lollipop Chainsaw, also published by Warner Bros. outside Japan, sold 107,200 copies during the month.

Despite relatively respectable sales, however, Lollipop Chainsaw didn’t chart in the top-ten; but Pokémon Conquest, the quirky cross-up of Pokémon and Nobunaga’s Ambition, charted on the #7 spot.


Finally, also joining the superhero party alongside the Batman games in June was The Amazing Spider-Man, which—despite being on nearly every platform imaginable—only charted at the #10 spot.


The top ten best-selling games in June were as follows:


Rank Title System Publisher
01. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes PS3, 360, 3DS, Wii, PC, PSV, DS Warner Bros.
02. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PS3, 360, PC Ubisoft
03. Diablo III PC Activision Blizzard
04. Max Payne 3 PS3, 360, PC Take Two
05. NBA 2K12 PS3, 360, Wii, PC, PSP, PS2 Take Two
06. Batman: Arkham City PS3, 360, PC Warner Bros.
07. Pokémon Conquest DS Nintendo
08. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PS3, 360,Wii,  PC Activision Blizzard
09. Battlefield 3 PS3, 360, PC Electronic Arts
10. The Amazing Spider-Man PS3, 360, 3DS, Wii, DS Activision Blizzard

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  • SirRichard

    Lollipop Chainsaw has done surprisingly well all-round; it managed to stick in the UK top ten for at least two weeks straight, which was fairly impressive for a Grasshopper Manufacture title. Its starting price being £30 instead of the usual £40-£45 helped it along too, I imagine.

    • I wonder what WB think of Lollipop Chainsaw. The game has done well for what it is, but WB have had to go from publishing million-sellers (Batman and Mortal Kombat) to a game that “only” sold 100k. I do wonder how they feel about that.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Soo glad Lollipop Chainsaw did well. I was afraid it would be another NMH 1 incident but it seems Sudo is happy.

  • Whoa, that’s an interesting chart, quite different from what we usually get in the charts for sales in the US territory. Would  never guess Lego Batman would take the cake!

  • Roberto Armando Iraheta

    Good to see Suda staying in the game. Gonna check the game out when I get the chance.

  • riceisnice

    Let’s see Theathrhythm on the list this month.

    • I very much doubt we’ll see Theatrhythm on there. In most people’s eyes, it’s an overpriced game that should have been on iOS/Nintendo eShop.

      • Herok♞

         What about Kingdom Hearts do you think the one day it will be available in July will be enough to put it on the charts?

        • Birth by Sleep charted when it was released, so Dream Drop Distance has a chance, too, provided that franchise fatigue hasn’t set in overseas as well. 

          The thing with BbS, though, is that it was more welcoming to newcomers, since it had an entirely new cast of playable characters. This one requires knowledge of all the previous games, so that will probably make it off-putting to more than a few people.

          • At the same time, it is bound to drive some people in mostly because it features Sora and Riku, returning to the fray. I’d say it’s definitely a wild card, I wasn’t expecting the japanese audiences to pass up on this game like they did, and I certainly can’t predict the way the US fans will react too.

            KH has always been somewhat more sucessful in the west…even if not by a large margin. Let’s see.

            EDIT:I know for sure that sales for the game will take a beating in Europe, since rumour has it SE Europe fired their spanish and italian translators, and won’t be translating KH and Theathrythm (already released, no spanish nor italian translation available so far), and Nintendo Iberia already said they won’t be publishing the game in Spain, so only a few, selected retailers will be getting the game in that region.

    • Solomon_Kano

      I doubt its sales will be top 10 worthy, but it should do nicely. At least, I hope it does.

  • Its nice to see an original title sell decently for once, though there’s still a bunch of  garbage on that top 10 list as always.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Lollipop did 100k? Sweet.

    It’s also interesting to see Pokemon there. One should never doubt the power of Pokemon, I suppose.

  • Göran Isacson

    Good on Suda for getting a game that sold at least decently well- now I just hope Killer is Dead can bring in the bucks for their creator as well.

  • z_merquise

    Nice to see Lollipop Chainsaw selling well. Both Kadokawa and Warner Bros. did a good effort in promoting the game so I think that really helped the sales.

  • wahyudil

    lego batman 2 is epic 

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Good news for Pokemon Conquest there.^^ Considering it is a very great and fun game there.^^ And also, Lollipop chain saw to sells above 100k (even though it is only a bit there) in the mids of critics and low score from game reviewers.^^

    Overall, great news this time.^^

  • Neophoton

    I wasn’t impressed when I played Pokemon+Nobunaga back in March, but it’s nice to see that the shift to SRPG didn’t have people shy away from it in North America. Hopefully that allows them to give more SRPGs a chance. (…Unlikely to happen, right?)

  • William Carpenter

    “WithThe Dark Knight Rises movie scheduled for release next week, Batman is possibly on consumers’ minds, NPD theorize.”

    Or maybe all it takes to sell a game is to make it high quality. Silly NPD. 

  • Kefkiroth

    Interesting to see that the DS audience is still alive and that Conquest even outsold MW3, though I guess that’s not saying much since MW3 is verrry old now.

  • Skyrius

    I’m looking at the top ten list and as an RPG gamer, I’m kind of sad. As a gamer in general, I’m STILL kind of sad. 

  • Yaminess

    Pokemon Ambition (I mean, Conquest) was a lot more fun than expected.
    The gameplay reminded me almost of a watered down version of Disgaea. The story definitely could have been better, though and lacked depth…even for a kids game.

  • The Lollipop chainsaw is wonderful film,I like it very much.at the same time ,I like the costume which in the film,How about this one ?

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