NPD June: Xbox Enjoys Document-Setting Month of Gross sales


As is customary, The NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella has relayed the corporate’s month-to-month report of online game spending habits in the united statesvia Twitter immediately, which exhibits that Xbox that has come away as an enormous winner in June. The console was not solely the best-selling {hardware} platform in greenback gross sales for the month however set a brand new document within the course of, besting the Xbox platform’s earlier excessive set in June 2011.

Complete unit gross sales, nevertheless, have been as soon as once more led by Nintendo Swap (it’s the total chief for the primary half of 2021 in each greenback and unit gross sales), whereas PlayStation 5 stays the quickest unit promoting console {hardware} platform in U.S. historical past (lifetime gross sales by 8 months available in the market, excluding portables).

Under are excerpts from Piscatella’s report throughout key trade segments:


  • {Hardware} greenback gross sales elevated 112% when in comparison with a 12 months in the past as PlayStation, Swap and Xbox console gross sales all gained. June 2021 client spending throughout online game {hardware}, content material and equipment grew 5% when in comparison with a 12 months in the past, totaling $4.9 billion. First half 2021 client spending reached $28.9 billion, a 15% enhance when in comparison with the identical interval in 2020.
  • June online game {hardware} greenback gross sales jumped 112% when in comparison with June 2020, to $401M. That is the best whole achieved in a June month since 2008 ($617M). 12 months-to-date {hardware} client spending has elevated 45% in comparison with 2020’s first half, to $2.3B.

Software program

  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside debuted as June’s best-selling sport, attaining the best launch month greenback gross sales of any title in franchise historical past. Launch month greenback gross sales greater than doubled these of the earlier excessive, set by Ratchet & Clank in April 2016.
  • Mario Golf: Tremendous Rush launched because the third best-selling sport of June 2021. Launch month greenback gross sales have been the best ever achieved by a Mario Golf sport. The earlier excessive was set by Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, which launched for the Nintendo GameCube in July 2003.
  • Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1 + 2 jumped from #51 in Could to rank seventeenth on the June best-selling titles chart. The Swap model of the sport was launched within the U.S. through the month, accounting for a lot of the positive aspects.
  • The June launch of the A Pirate’s Life content material replace helped push Sea of Thieves up from thirty sixth a month in the past again into the highest 20 best-seller’s chart. Sea of Thieves initially launched in March 2018.


  • June 2021 spending on online game equipment fell 1% in comparison with a 12 months in the past, to $207 million. First half accent gross sales reached $1.2 billion, a rise of 14% when in comparison with the identical interval in 2020.
  • Sony’s DualSense Wi-fi Controller Midnight Black was the best-selling accent of June 2021, whereas the DualSense Wi-fi Controller White led in first-half gross sales. Three of the highest 4 best-selling equipment of June have been DualSense Wi-fi Controllers.

The beneath slideshow options information on the best-selling software program in March and year-to-date.

To check this month’s outcomes to April, it’s right here.


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