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


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 HeroesPS3, 360, 3DS, Wii, PC, PSV, DSWarner Bros.
02.Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future SoldierPS3, 360, PCUbisoft
03.Diablo IIIPCActivision Blizzard
04.Max Payne 3PS3, 360, PCTake Two
05.NBA 2K12PS3, 360, Wii, PC, PSP, PS2Take Two
06.Batman: Arkham CityPS3, 360, PCWarner Bros.
07.Pokémon ConquestDSNintendo
08.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3PS3, 360,Wii,  PCActivision Blizzard
09.Battlefield 3PS3, 360, PCElectronic Arts
10.The Amazing Spider-ManPS3, 360, 3DS, Wii, DSActivision Blizzard
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.