‘Mario Tennis Aces’ And NES Classic Top The Best-Selling Video Games And Hardware Of June

The NES Classic Edition was a best-selling console in June, with Mario Tennis Aces a best-selling video game. (Photo by Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket around Getty Images)

The NPD has expelled a monthly news of best-selling video diversion software, hardware and accessories for June, 2018. This news covers US spending usually and while a NPD marks digital sales, it doesn’t lane all digital sales for all companies, so take a following numbers with that in mind.

Overall, Jun spending grew 25% over a same month final year to $1.1 billion. Growth was driven by spending in Hardware and Accessories Game Cards while spending on tangible video games was somewhat down.

Year-to-date spending opposite all categories is  adult 17% compared to a same time duration in 2017 to $6 billion. The largest expansion difficulty for 2018 so distant is Accessories Game Cards.

We’ll flog things off with a best-selling lists and afterwards pierce on to a numbers. In a following lists an asterisk (*) means that NPD doesn’t lane digital sales and this symbol ^ means they don’t lane PC sales.

Best-Selling Games of Jun (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 a 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

Notice here that Grand Theft Auto V—which is utterly literally always on a best-selling list month after month—is in a #3 mark for June. That’s impossibly high for a diversion that’s 5 years old.

Nintendo had a good month with both Mario Tennis Aces (#1) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (#6) behaving impossibly well. Ubisoft is also doing impossibly good with Far Cry 5 (#5) and The Crew 2 (#4) still going strong.

Notably absent from this and any other list for Jun is PUBG, the conflict royale mega-hit that surfaced many best-seller lists in 2017. Also absent is Fortnite: Battle Royale, the free-to-play diversion that’s creation over $300 million a month that NPD doesn’t track. (I’ll have a digital sales news adult shortly with those numbers.)

Best-Selling Games Year-To-Date (2018)

  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*

Far Cry 5, God of War and Monster Hunter World continue to contest for 2018 dominance, while Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII remains a clever contender notwithstanding carrying launched final year. Of course, don’t forget GTAV at #6. Dragon Ball: FighterZ remains a clever seller as well. Monster Hunter World may see a boost in Aug as a PC chronicle of that diversion launches this month.

12-Month Revolving Best-Sellers

  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

For a 12 month duration commencement final June, a tip 5 sellers are all titles that launched in 2017. Out of all a tip 10 games in this category, only Far Cry 5 (#6) and God of War (#10) launched in 2018.


Total spending on console, unstable and PC video games was $374 million in June, down 1% compared to final year. Year-to-date Software spending is adult 6% to $2.6 billion.

Nintendo had a large win in Jun with Mario Tennis Aces nabbing a best-selling mark of a month. It was also a highest-selling tennis diversion in a singular month in NPD’s tracking history.

God of War continues to be a pound strike pulling down a series 2 mark for June. Sony’s PS4 disdainful is also a 2nd best-selling diversion of a year-to-date, trailing only Far Cry 5.

The Nintendo Switch was a usually program height to see expansion in June, some-more than doubling a program sales of Jun one year ago. Software sales on a Switch have some-more than doubled year-to-date as well. Important to note here that a NPD Group does not lane digital sales for Nintendo.

Genre-wise, Action games are adult 30% year-to-date; racing games are adult 22%; and shooters are adult 13% over a year ago.

The NPD records that sales opening is improving interjection to re-releases, with sales expansion of over 150% compared to a year ago on “GOTY/Complete/Remastered/Definitive/Legendary/Anniversary editions.”

Nintendo was June’s top-selling publisher. Ubisoft is a tip publisher year-to-date.


Hardware spending grew a whopping 52% in Jun compared to final year adult to $350 million. Sales were driven by Fortnite, E3 promotions and a NES Classic.

In fact, a NES Classic was a top-selling complement by units sold, while a PS4 was a top-selling complement in terms of dollar sales. This is a initial time a Nintendo Entertainment System has surfaced a charts given NPD began tracking in 1995.

Meanwhile, Xbox One hardware dollar sales scarcely doubled in Jun compared to final year and Switch sales were adult 50%. The PlayStation 4 stays a top-selling console of a year-to-date.

Accessories Game Cards

Total spending in this difficulty was adult 38% in Jun over a year ago to $353 million, a record high for June.

Year-to-date a Accessories Game Cards difficulty is adult 31% to $1.8 billion, with Game Card spending during an all-time high. Year-to-date spending on Headsets and Gamepads have also achieved all-time record highs for June. Headset sales have doubled compared to final Jun with an 86% boost in spending year-to-date.

Year-to-date sales of Memory Cards are adult 135% over 2017.

  • Best-selling headset: Xbox One Ear Force Stealth 600 Wireless Headset (Turtle Beach)
  • Best-selling gamepad: PS4 DualShock 4 Black
  • Best-selling tough drive: Seagate’s Xbox One 2TB USB 3.0 Game Drive

That’s all folks

Thanks for interlude by, as always. These are always fascinating statistics, yet we wish we’d get a clearer mural of digital and PC sales from NPD’s reports.

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