Top US Games and Console Sales — Xbox Series X|S Leads The Way For June

The NPD Group has released its month­ly sales report for June, which revealed which games, con­soles, and acces­sories sold the most in the US. They also give an overview of the gam­ing indus­try for this mar­ket, show­ing where boosts where had.

Peo­ple have over­all been spend­ing more mon­ey on video games–including hard­ware, soft­ware, and accessories–brining it up by 5% from June of last of year. Total spend­ing for the first six months of 2021 reached a stag­ger­ing $28.9 bil­lion, up 15% in com­par­i­son to the first six months of 2020.

The Nin­ten­do Switch was once again the top-dog in terms of sold con­soles for June 2021. How­ev­er, the Xbox Series gen­er­a­tion of con­soles man­aged to do the best in in terms of dol­lar sales. Actu­al­ly, this is the best dol­lar sales of Xbox hard­ware for the month of June since the pre­vi­ous record set in June 2011.

Mean­while, the PlaySta­tion 5 con­tin­ues to be the fastest-sell­ing con­sole in US his­to­ry based on unit sales through its first eight months.

Mov­ing for­ward to game sales, Ratch­et & Clank: Rift Apart was June 2021’s best sell­ing game for the US. It was also the high­est launch-month dol­lar sales for any title in the series, more than dou­bling 2016’s Ratch­et & Clank for PS4.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War nabbed sec­ond, fol­lowed by Mario Golf: Super Rush in third for its debut month. MLB: The Show 21 land­ed fourth last month, with Scar­let Nexus round­ing out the top five dur­ing its launch month.

As far as acces­sories go, the black DualSense con­troller for the PS5 was the best-sell­ing acces­so­ry over­all in June 2021. Total spend­ing on acces­sories actu­al­ly dropped by 1% to $207 mil­lion. For the first half of 2021, total spend­ing on these prod­ucts was $1.2 bil­lion, up 14% year-over-year.

The full lists of game sales for all plat­forms can be seen below.

June 2021 Game Sales All Platforms

  1. Ratch­et & Clank: Rift Apart
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  3. Mario Golf: Super Rush*
  4. MLB: The Show 21^
  5. Scar­let Nexus
  6. Res­i­dent Evil Village
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Minecraft
  9. Mar­vel’s Spi­der-Man: Miles Morales
  10. Mor­tal Kom­bat 11
  11. Ani­mal Cross­ing: New Horizons*
  12. Call of Duty: Mod­ern Warfare
  13. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  14. Assas­s­in’s Creed Valhalla
  15. Super Mario 3D World*
  16. Mass Effect Leg­endary Edition
  17. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
  18. The Leg­end of Zel­da: Breath of the Wild*
  19. Poké­mon Sword/Shield
  20. Sea of Thieves
  • *Dig­i­tal sales not includes
  • ^Xbox dig­i­tal sales not included

2021 Year-To-Date US Games Sales — All Platforms

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  2. Res­i­dent Evil Village
  3. MLB: The Show 21^
  4. Super Mario 3D World*
  5. Mar­vel’s Spi­der-Man: Miles Morales
  6. Mon­ster Hunter: Rise
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Assas­s­in’s Creed Valhalla
  9. Out­rid­ers
  10. Minecraft

June 2021 Top US PlayStation Games

  1. Ratch­et & Clank: Rift Apart
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  3. MLB: The Show 21
  4. Mar­vel’s Spi­der-Man: Miles Morales
  5. Res­i­dent Evil Village
  6. Scar­let Nexus
  7. Minecraft
  8. Assas­s­in’s Creed Valhalla
  9. Ghost of Tsushima
  10. Final Fan­ta­sy VII: Remake

June 2021 Top US Xbox Games 

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  2. Call of Duty: Mod­ern Warfare
  3. Res­i­dent Evil Village
  4. Mass Effect Leg­endary Edition
  5. Assas­s­in’s Creed Valhalla
  6. Scar­let Nexus
  7. Forza Hori­zon 4
  8. It Takes Two
  9. Mor­tal Komat 11
  10. MLB: The Show 21*

*Dig­i­tal sales not included

June 2021 Top US Nintendo Games

  1. Mario Golf: Super Rush*
  2. Mario Kart 8*
  3. Ani­mal Cross­ing: New Horizons*
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  5. Super Mario 3D World*
  6. The Leg­end of Zel­da: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Poké­mon Sword/Shield*
  8. New Poké­mon Snap*
  9. Super Mario Party*
  10. Minecraft*

*Dig­i­tal sales not included

I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

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