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.
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.