US: NES Classic Edition Sold More Than Switch And PS4 Last Month

US: NES Classic Edition Sold More Than Switch And PS4 Last Month

US video game sales data tracker NPD has released their report for June 2018.

The most interesting point to take away from the report is the bestselling hardware for June 2018. NPD says that the NES Classic Edition, reprinted on June 29, was the bestselling hardware in the US for the entire month, beating both Nintendo Switch and PS4.

Mario Tennis Aces was June’s bestselling video game in the US, and the top publisher of the month is none other than Nintendo.

Check out more details below:

Top 20 Software for June 2018

1. Mario Tennis Aces*
2. God of War 2018
3. Grand Theft Auto V
4. The Crew 2
5. Far Cry 5
6. Mario Kart 8*
7. LEGO Incredibles
8. FIFA 18**
9. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
10. Detroit: Become Human
11. Super Mario Odyssey*
12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
13. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
14. NBA 2K18
15. Call of Duty: WWII
16. MLB 18: The Show
17. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
18. Vampyr*
19. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze*
20. State of Decay 2

*No digital sales included

Industry-wide figures

Total: $1.08 billion (up 25 percent from $864 million in June 2017)
Hardware: $350 million (up 52 percent from $231 million)
PC and console software: $374 million (down 1 percent from $379 million)
Accessories: $353 million (up 38 percent from $255 million)

Nintendo Switch (physical only)

1. Mario Tennis Aces 2. Mario Kart 8 3. Super Mario Odyssey 4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 6. Lego Incredibles 7. Splatoon 2 8. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy 9. Kirby Star Allies 10. Hyrule Warriors Definitive Ed

Nintendo 3DS

1. Pokémon: Ultra Sun 2. Pokémon: Ultra Moon 3. Mario Kart 7 4. Super Smash Bros. 5. Super Mario 3D Land 6. Detective Pikachu 7. Minecraft 8. Mario Party: The Top 100 9. Super Mario Maker 10. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The best-selling games of 2018 so far

1. Far Cry 5 2. God of War 2018 3. Monster Hunter: World 4. Call of Duty: WWII 5. Dragon Ball: Fighterz 6. Grand Theft Auto V 7. Mario Kart 8* 8. NBA 2K18 9. MLB 18: The Show 10. Super Mario Odyssey*

The best-selling games over the last 12 months

1. Call of Duty: WWII 2. NBA 2K18 3. Destiny 2** 4. Madden NFL 18 5. Super Mario Odyssey* 6. Far Cry 5 7. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017** 8. Grand Theft Auto V 9. Assassin’s Creed: Origins 10. God of War 2018

Various details

– Nintendo was the month’s top publisher, even without The NPD Group tracking digital sales
– Mario Tennis Aces set a record as Nintendo’s best-selling tennis game in terms of first-month sales
– Switch was the only platform that produced software sales growth in June
– Switch dollar sales more than doubled those of June 2017
– year-to-date software sales on Switch are also more than double those of a year ago
– PS4 was the best-selling console, but Switch saw a sales increase over last year
– Switch sold more than 50 percent over what they did last year
– the best-selling piece of hardware overall was the NES Classic
– this is the first time a Nintendo Entertainment System console has led in monthly unit sales since NPD tracking began
– accessories and game card category grew 31 percent year-over-year, hitting $1.8 billion
– game cards hit all-time high sales, and accessories generated the most revenue since 2011
– headset sales were twice as high as June 2017 and up 86 percent year-to-date

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