The NPD video games sales figures are in for June 2011 and for the second straight month L.A. Noire has earned the top slot beating out the debut of the critically-panned Duke Nukem ForeverinFamous 2 took the third place position, which is impressive since it’s a PS3 exclusive title.  Video game software and hardware sales are down year-over-year, but looking ahead it’s clear that the numbers have a decent shot at bouncing back before year’s end.  With Gears of War 3, Batman: Arkham City, RAGE, Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim all set to release in the back half of the year, it’s hard to imagine the gaming industry not kicking ass in 2011. 

June 2011 Total Sales

Total retail sales: $1.03 billion (-10%)
Total non-PC retail sales: $995 million (-10%)
Non-PC hardware: $366.6 million (-9%)
Total software: $508.9 million (-10%)
Non-PC software: $469.5 million (-12%)
Accessories: $158.9 million (-11%)

June 2011 Game Sales

1. L.A. Noire (360, PS3) - Rockstar Games
2. Duke Nukem Forever (360, PS3, PC) - Take-Two Interactive
3. Infamous 2 (PS3) – Sony
4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (360, PS3, PSP, Wii, 3DS, DS, PC) - Disney Interactive Studios
5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) – Nintendo
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, DS, Wii, PC) – Activision
7. NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, PS2, Wii, PSP, PC) - Take-Two Interactive
8. Mortal Kombat (360, PS3) - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
9. Cars 2 (DS, Wii, 360, PS3, PC) - Disney Interactive Studios
10. Just Dance 2 (Wii) - Ubisoft

[via Gamespot]