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:
|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.|
|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|