NES Classic Edition, PS4, and Mario Tennis Aces Top NPD in June

The NPD delivered a little late its results for the month of June related to the U.S. market, and a veteran outsider took the console market by storm.

August 1, 2018

With a bit of a delay compared to the usual timings, the NPD delivered its monthly statistics for the U.S. market, related to the month of June.

We learn via Analyst Mat Piscatella that the NES Classic Editon was the best selling hardware platform units-wise, while the PS4 was the best-seller among current-gen consoles and had the highest dollar sales as well.

All platforms showcased growth in sales year-on-year, with the Xbox One nearly doubling its performance, the Switch up by 50%, and PS4 also growing.  On the other hand, the Switch was the only console to show improvement in its software sales in a month that was fairly slow for the rest of the market.


Mario Tennis Aces was the best selling game of the month, followed by God of War that is proving to have an impressively long tail. The omnipresent and immortal Grand Theft Auto V ranked third, followed by The Crew 2.

You can check out the video with the full explanation below. If you’re interested in comparing, you can also take a look at May’s results.

Giuseppe Nelva

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.

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