When NCAA Football 12, Cars 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops (which released 8 months ago) are your top three best-selling games for the month, you know things look bleak.  In fact, according to NPD, July was the worst month in video game sales since October 2006!  The worst year over year slump was console hardware, though we don’t have details or specifics on the number of units sold.  On the software side, there really weren’t any major titles released.  NCAA Football 12 undoubtedly did well as a result of the NFL lockout, which caused Madden NFL 12 to be delayed.  The wacky and sexy Catherine is selling very well, but it was released at the end of the month, so it didn’t rank in the top ten.  We still think that video game software sales are going to make a huge comeback in the latter half of this year.  With titles like Batman: Arkham City, Skyrim, CoD: Modern Warfare 3 and Saints Row: The Third how can it not?

Top Video Game Sales July 2011

1. NCAA Football 12 – Electronic Arts (360, PS3)
2. Cars 2 – Disney Interactive Studios (NDS, Wii, 360, PS3, PC)
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops – Activision Blizzard (360, PS3, NDS, Wii, PC)
4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game – Disney Interactive Studios (Wii, NDS, 360, PS3, 3DS, PSP, PC)
5. Just Dance 2 – Ubisoft (Wii)
6. Major League Baseball 2K11 – Take-Two Interactive (360, Wii NDS, PS3, PS2, PSP, PC)
7. Zumba Fitness: Join The Party – Majesco (Wii, 360, Ps3)
8. Fallout: New Vegas – Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax (360, PS3, PC)
9. New Super Mario Bros DS – Nintendo (NDS)
10. Mortal Kombat 2011 – Warner Brothers Interactive (360, PS3)

[via Game Informer]