PS4 and Tekken 7 Top the U.S. Market in June According to NPD

The NPD results for June 2017 are out, and the crown belongs to the PS4, alongside the fighting game genre.

on July 20, 2017 6:56 PM

Today the NPD published its results painting the portrait of the gaming market in the United States for the month of June.

We learn that the PS4 is at the top of hardware, driven by the golden CUH-2000 slim console with the 1 TB hard disk drive. Thanks to the new launch, this was the best June to date in unit sales for the platform.

The addition of the sales of the Nintendo Switch to the market means that spend for hardware is on the rise by 19% year-on-year, but dedicated portable consoles are dropping sharply, declining by 40% against June 2016.

On the software front, below you can read the full ranking for June.

  1. Tekken 7
  2. Injustice 2
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  5. Arms (digital sales not included)
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (digital sales not included)
  7. Mario Kart 8 (digital sales not included)
  8. Overwatch (digital sales on PC not included)
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. Horizon Zero Dawn
  11. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  12. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  13. MLB 17: The Show
  14. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  15. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  16. Battlefield 1
  17. Minecraft
  18. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (digital sales not included)
  19. FIFA 17
  20. Forza Horizon 3

As usual, the ranking isn’t perfect, because it doesn’t count digital sales for some actors (mostly Nintendo). Interestingly, this month we get two fighting games (Tekken 7 and Injustice 2) at the top, and a third (ARMS) that did very well despite the lack of digital sales in its count. We might not be back to the golden age of fighting games in the Nineties, but it’s quite refreshing to see.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.