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.
- Tekken 7
- Injustice 2
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
- Arms (digital sales not included)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (digital sales not included)
- Mario Kart 8 (digital sales not included)
- Overwatch (digital sales on PC not included)
- NBA 2K17
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- MLB 17: The Show
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Battlefield 1
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (digital sales not included)
- FIFA 17
- 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.