It was a slow July for software sales in North America. For one thing, there were far fewer new releases this year (17) compared to July 2010 (29), and the ones that were released didn’t sell as well as last year’s top-sellers did.
“Looking across PC, console and portable game sales, 19 titles sold over 100K units last July, while this year, only 8 titles peaked 100K units,” says the NPD Group’s Anita Frazier. As a result, retail software declined by 10%.
The NPD Group point out that July 2011 was the slowest July period since 2006. Here’s July’s top-ten chart, featuring an appearance from a few older games that were able to crawl their way back up the charts.
|01.||NCAA Football 12||PS3, 360||Electronic Arts|
|02.||Cars 2||PS3, 360, PC, Wii, DS||Disney|
|03.||Call of Duty: Black Ops||PS3, 360, PC, Wii, DS||Activision|
|04.||Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game||PS3, 360, PC, 3DS, Wii, DS, PSP||Disney|
|05.||Just Dance 2
|06.||Major League Baseball 2K11
||PS3, 360, PC, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2||Take Two|
|07.||Zumba Fitness: Join the Party||PS3, 360, Wii||Majesco|
|08.||Fallout: New Vegas||PS3, 360, PC||Bethesda|
|09.||New Super Mario Bros. (DS)||DS||Nintendo|
||PS3, Xbox 360||Warner Bros.|