U.S. consumers liked what they saw in Activision's Prototype making the open world action game June's bestselling title by an impressive margin. Its sales beat those of the game it was often compared to, Infamous, by more than two to one.
The same was true for THQ's UFC 2009 Undisputed, which topped U.S. game sales in May. The mixed martial arts title moved another 338,300 units on the Xbox 360, KO-ing its competition, EA's Fight Night Round 4. But give credit to Sucker Punch's Infamous, though. The PlayStation 3 game's second month sales were better than its first, giving it a top ten showing.
EA Sports Active managed to outsell Wii Fit in its second month on the U.S. market, a win for the third-party publisher. EA also scored a Wii hit with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, which landed in fourth place. Also debuting strongly in the NPD top ten for June was THQ's Red Faction: Guerrilla, with the Xbox 360 version selling just shy of 200,000 units.
01. Prototype (X360) - 419,900 02. UFC 2009: Undisputed (X360) - 338,300 03. EA Sports Active (Wii) - 289,100 04. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (Wii) - 272,400 05. Wii Fit (Wii) - 271,600 06. Fight Night Round 4 (X360) - 260,800 07. Fight Night Round 4 (PS3) - 210,300 08. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 202,100 09. Red Faction: Guerrilla (X360) - 199,400 10. Infamous (PS3) - 192,700
Total software sales in the U.S. were $US625.79 million, down from the $US875.75 million in games people bought in June 2008.
NPD analyst Anita Frazier points out what's interesting, troubling and tout-worthy in June's game sales.
"Interestingly, this is the first month since its launch at retail 29 months ago that Wii Play has not been featured in the top 10 list for the month," Frazier notes. "That's an astonishing record for this industry."
Here's the semi-bad news.
"Prototype was the top selling title for the month, realizing roughly 600K units at retail across the two platforms. While this is solid performance for new IP, it's a relatively modest sales figure for any game capturing the top spot for the month."