'Lego Batman 2' tops video games titles in June

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories fell 29 percent in June, marking the seventh consecutive month of decline.

Sales totaled $700 million. Sales of console and portable software — the video games themselves — fell 29 percent from a year earlier to $329 million. Sales of hardware fell 45 percent to $201 million. That was offset partly by a 4 percent increase in sales of accessories, to $170 million.

The study from NPD Group tracks sales of new physical products — about 50 percent to 60 percent of the total spending. Excluded are sales of used games and rentals as well as digital and social-network spending.

NPD also listed the top-selling games in June:

1. "Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes," Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. Interactive

2. "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier," Ubisoft Group

3. "Diablo III," Activision Blizzard Inc.

4. "Max Payne 3," Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.

5. "NBA 2K12," Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.

6. "Batman Arkham City," Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. Interactive

7. "Pokemon Conquest," Nintendo Co.

8. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," Activision Blizzard Inc.

9. "Battlefield 3," Electronic Arts Inc.

10. "The Amazing Spider-Man," Activision Blizzard Inc.

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