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The Games Of June: Comparing 2010 Through 2014

Do you remember when June was largely untouched by publisher hands? 2011 does. It also remembers Sony’s baffling choice to release a huge title (Infamous 2) right in the middle of E3.

As you can see by the NPD charts, it was a soft month for new releases. Despite a critical panning, Duke Nukem Forever finally released and climbed to the number two spot, edged out by May’s L.A. Noire.

Red Faction: Armageddon was criminally overlooked and is still loved by fans today. Shadows of the Damned, which brought together Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and the wacky mind of Suda51 also underperformed despite critical appreciation.

2011

Week of June 5

  • Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion (3DS) - June 7
  • Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (PS3, 360, Wii, 3DS, DS) - June 7
  • Infamous 2 (PS3) - June 7
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River (PS3, 360, PC) - June 7
  • Red Faction: Armageddon (PS3, 360, PC) - June 7 

Week of June 12

  • Wii Play Motion (Wii) - June 13
  • Alice: Madness Returns (PS3, 360, PC) - June 14
  • Child of Eden (360) - June 14
  • Duke Nukem Forever (PS3, 360, PC) - June 14
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PS3, 360, Wii, NDS) - June 14

Week of June 19

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) - June 19
  • Cars 2 (PS3, 360, Wii, 3DS, DS, PC) - June 21
  • Dungeon Siege III (PS3, 360, PC) - June 21
  • F.E.A.R. (PS3, 360, PC) - June 21
  • Shadows of the Damned (PS3, 360) - June 21

Week of June 26

  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 (PS3, 360) - June 28
  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (3DS) - June 28
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior (PS3) - June 28

NPD Data

  1. L.A. Noire (360, PS3)
  2. Duke Nukem Forever (360, PS3, PC)
  3. Infamous 2 (PS3)
  4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC)
  5. Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, Wii, NDS, PC)
  7. NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, PC)
  8. Mortal Kombat 2011 (PS3, 360)
  9. Cars 2 (NDS, Wii, 360, PS3, PC)
  10. Just Dance 2 (Wii)

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