Always Bet On Duke…Unless You Also Have L.A. Noire


Duke Nukem Forever was the #2 game on the U.S. top-ten video game chart in June, according to a report by the NPD Group. The honour  of #1 went to L.A. Noire, which held the top spot for the second month in a row. Both games were published by Take-Two.


Meanwhile, Infamous 2 appeared at the #3 spot and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time at #5. After being pushed off the top-ten chart in May, Mortal Kombat fought its way back on to the #8 spot as well, with Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2 closing out the list.


Rank Title System Publisher
01. L.A. Noire PS3, 360 Take Two
02. Duke Nukem Forever PS3, 360, PC Take Two
03. Infamous 2 PS3 Sony
04. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game PS3, 360, PC, 3DS, Wii, DS, PSP Disney
05. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
3DS Nintendo
06. Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3, 360, PC, Wii, DS Activision
07. NBA 2K11 PS3, 360, PC, Wii, PSP, PS2 Take Two
08. Mortal Kombat PS3, 360 Warner Bros.
09. Cars 2 PS3, 360, PC, Wii, DS Disney
10. Just Dance 2
Wii Ubisoft
Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.