Rockstar's L.A. Noire Tops NPD Software Chart, Xbox 360 Remains Number One

By Colin Tan on July 14, 2011, 11:31PM EDT

L.A. Noire has topped the NPD US software charts, followed by Duke Nukem Forever in second place and Sucker Punch's inFamous 2 in third. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean takes fourth while The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D beat out Treyarch's Black Ops for fifth position.

Meanwhile, Microsoft's Xbox 360 has taken the top spot, selling "nearly twice as many units as other current-generation platforms and maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. for 2011."

Rival Sony would not disclose PS3 sales numbers, but comments that there is "strong demand" for exclusive software titles.

"According to the latest NPD report, PlayStation continues to see growth in software with a strong demand for exclusive PlayStation 3 franchise titles," said Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director of Corporate Communications at SCEA.

"The recently launched inFAMOUS 2 was the 1 software SKU in June. In addition, momentum is accelerating with the upcoming fall releases of Resistance 3 and Uncharted 3 on the horizon.

"This week the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta surpassed 1.5 million unique players, demonstrating the strength of the PlayStation platform and consumers' interest in gaming experiences that combine rich stories, challenging gameplay, and exhilarating 3D immersion."

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