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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Switch, and Xbox Series X/S were tops in June – NPD

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was the top-selling game in June in the US, while Xbox Series X / S and Switch dominated dollar sales and unit sales, respectively.

The June 2021 NPD report has been released and it finds that total industry spending rose 5% year-on-year to $ 4.5 billion. Cumulative spending totaled $ 24 billion, representing a 17% year-over-year increase.

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Equipment dollar rose 112% to $ 410 million from June 2020. This is the highest total reached in a June since 2008, and spending on hardware increased 45% to 2 , $ 3 billion compared to the first half of last year. .

The Xbox Series X / S was the top-selling platform in terms of dollar sales, and Xbox console sales set a new record for the Xbox platform, surpassing the previous record in June 2011.

Nintendo Switch dominated unit sales in June and is the top-selling platform for the first half of 2021 in terms of unit and dollar sales.

That said, the PlayStation 5 remains the best-selling console hardware platform in US history.

In Software, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart debuted as the top-selling game for June’s top-selling game, and it was the launch month’s highest dollar sales of any title in the franchise history, more than doubling sales from the previous franchise record, Ratchet & Clank released in April 2016.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the second bestseller of the month, and Mario Golf: Super Rush debuted as the third best-selling game. The game’s dollar sales were the highest for any Mario Golf game, surpassing the previous record for Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour in July 2003.

MLB The Show 21 came in at number four in the software rankings, followed by Scarlet Nexus’ debut at number five.

Sea of ​​Thieves returned to the top 20 in June with the release of A Pirate’s Life. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 also landed in the top 20 again due to its Switch release.

The release of the A Pirate’s Life content update in June saw Sea of ​​Thieves climb from 36th place a month ago in the top 20 bestsellers. Sea of ​​Thieves originally launched in March 2018.

An overview of the best-selling games for June can be found above. The best-selling games for individual consoles can be found in the gallery.

Spending on accessories fell 1% year-on-year to $ 207 million. However, accessories sales in the first half of the year reached $ 1.2 billion, up 14% from June 2020.

The PS5 Midnight Black’s DualSense wireless controller was the best-selling accessory in June 2021, while the DualSense White wireless controller led first half sales. Three of the four best-selling accessories of the month were the DualSense wireless controllers.

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