June NPD Data – Stop your Squabbling, Prototype OBVIOUSLY Wins

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NPD, the American chart-tracking gurus have released last month’s sales data – and with it we can finally put an end to the very serious, and very real war between the two free-roaming super-charged action hero games. Having sold 227200 more copies on just one platform than its mortal enemy, Prototype has proven that it is indeed the better game, no matter what anybody says. Being the number one seller in June also makes it automatically better than every other game on the list. That where given the choice, PS3 owners would rather pick up inFamous is inconsequential, on account of because I said so.

Important videogame politics aside, June is also the first month since its release 29 months ago that Wii Play – the awful set of mini-games bundled with a Wiimote – is not in the top ten. This, I feel, warrants a celebratory dance of some sort.

Demonstrative of the fact that 360 gamers are a demented group of blood-thirsty sociopaths, all four of the Xbox 360 games in the top ten feature either mass, wanton destruction or close-up, personal violence. Similarly, Wii owners have validated claims that they’re obese and lethargic, with false hope that playing waggly videogames is going to make them thinner. The fact that the Wii is still shifting so many units is probably because their owners keep eating them.

PC games aren’t listed by NPD because PC gaming is dying, and nobody cares about PC gamers.

Hit the jump for the NPD figures, as well as a few helpful links for console owners

Hardware Sales:
Nintendo DS – 766.5K
Nintendo Wii – 361.7K
Xbox 360 – 240.6K
PlayStation 3 – 164.7K
PSP – 163.5K
PlayStation 2 – 152.7K

Top 10 Software Sales:
1. Prototype (Xbox 360) – 419.9K
2. UFC 2009 Undisputed (Xbox 360) – 338.3K
3. EA Sports Active (Nintendo Wii) – 289.1K
4. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 (Nintendo Wii) – 272.4K
5. Wii Fit (Nintendo Wii) – 271.6K
6. Fight Night Round 4 (Xbox 360) – 260.8K
7. Fight Night Round 4 (Playstation 3) – 210.3K
8. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo Wii) – 202.1K
9. Red Fraction: Guerrilla (Xbox 360) – 199.4 K
10. Infamous (Playstation 3) – 192.7K

Source : Examiner

For 360 Owners : Controlling Anger Before It Controls You
For PS3 Owners : How to Conquer Feelings of Inferiority
For Wii Owners : Slim Fast – Your Guide to Weight Loss
I don’t have a link for PC gamers, because you’re just not important enough.

Have a Happy Friday, everyone!

Last Updated: July 17, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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