Top 10 in Sales - July 2013, The Last of Us Remains at the Top

by William D'Angelo, posted on 19 August 2013 / 7,310 Views

Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10.

This week we will be looking at the top 10 selling games in July 2013. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling 3DS games and the week before that the top 10 selling PlayStation 3 games.

Looking at the top 10 bestselling games in July 2013, nine were released in 2013 and one in 2012. Of the games released in 2013 one was released in March, two in June and six in July.

The two titles released in June 2013 sold a combined 831,728 units or 415,864 units on average per title.  The six titles released in July 2013 sold a combined 1,531,510 units or 255,251 units on average per title.

The top 10 bestselling games in July 2013 sold a combined 2,964,388 units. The top title from last month, The Last of Us, is the bestselling game for a second straight month with sales of 596,155. It is also the only game to sell more than 500,000 units. The top four titles sold more than 300,000 and the top eight titles sold more than 200,000 units. The entire top 10 sold more than 100,000.

Looking at sales by publisher, six of the titles are first party, while four are third party. Four titles were published by Nintendo, one by Sony, and one by Microsoft. Two titles were published by Electronic Arts, one by Capcom, and one by D3.

The four titles published by Nintendo sold a combined 905,966 units or 30.5 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The two Electronic Arts titles are the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 versions of NCAA Football 14. They sold a combined 754,786 units or 25.5 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

The top 10 selling games in July 2013 really shows how slow video games get during the summer months. July and August are traditionally the poorest months for game sales. While several dozen games easily sell over 500,000 units during the holiday months, only one title topped that mark in July.

Breaking down the top 10 sales by platform there are four titles for the 3DS and one for the Wii U. There were also three PlayStation 3 titles and two Xbox 360 titles.

Here are the sales outside the top 10: The top 18 titles sold more than 100,000 units, the top 56 titles sold more than 50,000 units, and the 111 top titles sold more than 25,000 units.

The 3DS was the bestselling platform in July with 570,545 units sold. The PlayStation 3 sold 466,323 units, the Xbox 360 323,991, the Wii U 127,513, and the Wii 97,401. The PSP sold 188,316 units, the Vita 146,400 units, and the DS 45,388 units.

There were more games sold for the PlayStation 3 than on any other platform. There were 5.32 million games sold for the PlayStation 3, while there were 3.98 million games sold for the Xbox 360. There were 1.68 million games sold for the Wii and 571,873 games sold for the Wii U. There were 2.59 million games sold for the 3DS, 1.12 million games sold for the DS, 556,027 games sold for the PSP, and 437,642 games sold for the Vita.

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DialgaMarine (on 19 August 2013)

The Last of Us has just done so well, and exceeded many people's expectations due to the fact that it's a new IP late in the generation. I can see the game easily passing 6 million within the next year, and possibly ending in the 7-8 million range overall. Well deserved, and I look foward to the DLC.

warhammer777 (on 19 August 2013)

Its amazing that Animal Crossing is third considering it released last year in Japan.

late_release (on 19 August 2013)

NCAA Football combined easily surpasses TLOU though. But TLOU totally deserves those huge sales