June 2012 was another bad month for video game sales according to the NPD, with overall revenues plunging 29% compared to June 2011. The best-selling game of the month was LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, which managed to sell a respectable 450,000 copies across all platforms. May releases like Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Diablo III continued to sell well (coming in at #2 and #3 on the sales charts, respectively), while best-seller mainstays Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (8th) and Battlefield 3 (9th) showed they still have plenty of staying power. New release The Amazing Spider-Man, however, didn’t do so well–the game barely made it on the charts despite being based on a hit movie and being released on just about every current gaming platform imaginable. In terms of hardware, the Xbox 360 continued to lead the pack–selling 257,000 units–while the 3DS’ sales for the month were enough to put it over the five million U.S. lifetime sales mark.
-Nick’s take: Every month in 2012 so far has seen double-digit drops in gaming revenues, and June was no different. June didn’t really have any big releases like May did, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a positive month for once. Maybe November when Halo and Call of Duty are released?