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The Games Of June: Comparing 2010 Through 2014

Again, it’s not hard to figure out when E3 was in 2013. Nintendo played it smart, releasing Animal Crossing: New Leaf right before the big event (as it did with Tomodachi Life in 2014). These are highly social games, and releasing them right before the games press is together for a huge event creates great word of mouth.

Notably, June 2013 is devoid of major retail releases. The Last of Us was a triumph for Sony, but Deadpool, Game and Wario, Remember Me, and Ride to Hell: Retribution were weak offerings. Portables had the run of things, though.

Animal Crossing, Hotline Miami, Limbo, and Project X Zone all fit perfectly with summer’s on-the-go nature. PC and digit-only also had a great month, with Gunpoint, State of Decay, Company of Heroes 2, and Rogue Legacy capturing a lot of attention.

2013

Week of June 2

  • Gunpoint (PC) - June 3
  • Class of Heroes 2 (PSP, Vita) - June 4
  • Limbo (Vita) - June 4
  • Marvel Heroes (PC) - June 4
  • Remember Me (PS3, 360, PC) - June 4
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Legendary Edition) (PS3, 360, PC) - June 4
  • State of Decay (360) - June 5

Week of June 9

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) - June 9
  • Zeno Clash II (360) - June 12
  • The Last of Us (PS3) - June 14

Week of June 16

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (PS3, 360, Wii U, PC) - June 18
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Vita) - June 18
  • Neverwinter (PC) - June 20
  • New Super Luigi U (Digital - Wii U) - June 20

Week of June 23

  • Game and Wario (Wii U) - June 23
  • Joe Danger (PC) - June 24
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PC) - June 24
  • Company of Heroes 2 (PC) - June 25
  • Deadpool (PS3, 360, PC) - June 25
  • Hotline Miami (PS3, Vita) - June 25
  • Muramasa Rebirth (Vita) - June 25
  • Project X Zone (3DS) - June 25
  • Ride to Hell: Retribution (PS3, 360, PC) - June 25
  • The Sims 3: Island Paradise (PC) - June 25
  • Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded (PC) - June 27
  • Rogue Legacy (PC) - June 27

NPD Data

  1. The Last Of Us (PS3)
  2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)
  3. Minecraft (360)
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
  5. NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC)
  6. Injustice: Gods Among Us (360, PS3, Wii U)
  7. Donkey Kong Country Returns (3DS, Wii)
  8. Deadpool (360, PS3)
  9. Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)
  10. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)

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