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3DS to top US sales again in July, analyst predicts

NCAA Football 14 expected to lead software sales

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has weighed in with US sales predictions for the month of July, ahead of the NPD Group's release of official market data this Thursday.

The analyst expects 3DS to top hardware sales for the third consecutive month; the handheld system outperformed the competition in May and June.

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On the software front, Pachter expects EA's NCAA Football 14 to top the chart, and June releases Animal Crossing: New Leaf, The Last of Us and Minecraft to be among the top sellers.

Estimated July hardware sales (year-on-year change)

  • 3DS - 170,000 (29%)
  • Xbox 360 - 125,000 (-38%)
  • PS3 - 85,000 (-39%)
  • Wii - 35,000 (-50%)
  • Wii U - 30,000 (n/a)
  • PSP - 4,500 (-60%)
  • DS - 40,000 (-69%)
  • Vita - 20,000 (-58%)
  • PS2 - 500 (-14%)
  • Industry - 510,000 (-30%)

PS3 exclusive The Last of Us was the top-selling game at physical retail in US in June. It clocked up the second highest first-month sales of a PS3 first-party game, with the record held by March 2010 release God of War 3.

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