The NPD Group released their lat­est month­ly report on the U.S. gam­ing indus­try, reveal­ing what games and con­soles out­shined the rest dur­ing May 2021. Over­all, it was a good month for the indus­try, but Cap­com took the show as Res­i­dent Evil Vil­lage topped the charts. The com­pa­ny also announced new DLC arriv­ing to Res­i­dent Evil Vil­lage dur­ing their E3 2021 conference.

Nip­ping at its heals is Mass Effect: Leg­endary Edi­tion, the remas­tered tril­o­gy pub­lished by EA. Both of these games pushed MLB: The Show 21 off of its num­ber on pedestal, leav­ing it in third for the month of May. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War cur­rent­ly sits in fourth, fol­lowed by New Poké­mon Snap in fifth.

As far as sys­tems go, hard­ware spend­ing rose by 5% year-over-year to $244 mil­lion for May 2021. Spend­ing on hard­ware for year-to-date did even bet­ter, jump­ing up 36% to $1.9 bil­lion so far in 2021.

To no one’s sur­prise, the Nin­ten­do Switch was again the top-sell­ing con­sole in the U.S. It out­per­formed the PlaySta­tion 5 and Xbox Series X|S sys­tems, even though all three of these con­soles are extreme­ly dif­fi­cult to obtain. The Switch out­per­formed in both terms of total units sold and dol­lars spent for both May 2021 and year-to-date.

Over­all, total spend­ing on games in U.S. dur­ing May–between hard­ware, soft­ware, and accessories–rose by 3% to $4.5 bil­lion. Mean­while, year-to-date spend­ing shot up 17% to $24 billion.

You can check out a full list of the best-sell­ing games over­all for May 2021, as well as the top-sell­ing games per plat­form below.

May 2021 Top-Selling Games On All Platforms

  1. Res­i­dent Evil Village
  2. Mass Effect: Leg­endary Edition
  3. MLB: The Show 21^
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  5. New Poké­mon Snap*
  6. Mor­tal Kom­bat 11
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Retur­nal
  9. Ani­mal Cross­ing: New Horizons*
  10. Minecraft
  11. Call of Duty: Mod­ern Warfare
  12. Mar­vel’s Spi­der-Man: Miles Morales
  13. Super Mario World 3D*
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  15. It Takes Two
  16. Bio­mu­tant*
  17. Assas­s­in’s Creed Valhalla
  18. Mon­ster Hunter: Rise
  19. The Leg­end of Zel­da: Breath of the Wild*
  20. Poké­mon Sword/Shield*

*Dig­i­tal sales not included

^Xbox dig­i­tal sales not included

May 2021 Top Games — PlayStation 

  1. Res­i­dent Evil Village
  2. MLB: The Show 21
  3. Mass Effect: Leg­endary Edition
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  5. Retur­nal
  6. Mar­vel’s Spi­der-Man: Miles Morales
  7. Mor­tal Kom­bat 11
  8. Bio­mu­tant*
  9. Call of Duty: Mod­ern Warfare
  10. It Takes Two

* Dig­i­tal sales not included

May 2021 Top Games — Xbox

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

*Dig­i­tal sales not included

May 2021 Top Games — Nintendo

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

*Dig­i­tal sales not included