This should come as a shock to absolutely no one: Ubisoft's action/hacking game, Watch Dogs was the best selling game in North America for the month of June, according to data released by NPD Group this week. The open-world action game managed to beat out Mario Kart 8 and Minecraft on PS3 and Xbox 360. UFC came in third, with FIFA 14 placing a respectable fifth on the charts.
NPD Group said that software sales were up six percent in the U.S. last month, but did not generate enough cash to offset declines in portable software sales, which ultimately drove overall physical retail software sales down three percent from $296.1 million to $286.8 million, according to NPD.
"Sales of launch titles in June 2014 did not compare favorably to those launched in June 2013, which included the PS3 exclusive The Last of Us, along with Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and a retail version of Minecraft for the Xbox 360," noted Callahan.
Here's the full list of top-10 physical retail titles in June:
1) Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, PC)
2) Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
3) Minecraft (360, PS3)
4) UFC (PS4, XBO)
5) FIFA 14 (PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, Vita)
6) NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PS4, XBO, PC)
7) Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
8) Call Of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS4, PS3, XBO, Wii U, PC)
9) Tomodachi Life (3DS)
10) Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)
On the hardware front, the PS4 was the top selling console for June. Microsoft said yesterday that sales of Xbox One doubled in the month thanks to a new SKU that was $100 cheaper because it did not come bundled with the Kinect. Sony and Microsoft did not release hardware sales numbers for June as of this writing...