NPD June 2021: Xbox Series best-selling hardware platform in dollar sales, Nintendo Switch led in unit sales, Ratchet & Clank No.1


The NPD Group has announced the state of video games in the United States during the month of June. As Venture Beat reports, it was both the Xbox Series X|S and the Nintendo Switch family of systems which came out on top last month. The Xbox Series X|S was the best-selling hardware platform in dollar sales and the Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling hardware platform during the first half of 2021 in regards to both dollar and unit sales. The best -selling game for the month of June was Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart for Sony’s PlayStation 5 console. Nintendo’s Mario Golf: Super Rush performed well though at No.3 and it’s the best-selling Mario Golf game since Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, which launched for the GameCube in July 2003.

“Xbox Series X/S was the best-selling hardware platform in dollar sales for the month of June, while Nintendo Switch led in unit sales.”

Matt Piscatella

“Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform during 2021’s first half in both dollar and unit sales.”

Matt Piscatella

And the supply-constrained PlayStation 5 continues to set records of its own.

“PlayStation 5 remains the fastest unit-selling console hardware platform in U.S. history for lifetime sales through eight months on the market excluding portables.”

Matt Piscatella

“Mario Golf: Super Rush launched as the third best-selling game of June 2021,” said Piscatella. “Launch month dollar sales of Mario Golf: Super Rush were the highest ever achieved by a Mario Golf game. The previous high was set by Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, which launched for the Nintendo GameCube in July 2003.

Matt Piscatella

All Platforms
Rank Last Month Rank June 2021 Top 20 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital from the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 NEW Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Sony (Corp)
2 4 Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
3 NEW Mario Golf: Super Rush* Nintendo
4 3 MLB: The Show 21^ Sony (Corp)
5 NEW Scarlet Nexus Bandai Namco Entertainment
6 1 Resident Evil: Village Capcom USA
7 7 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
8 10 Minecraft Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
9 12 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
10 6 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros. Interactive
11 9 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
12 11 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) Activision Blizzard (Corp)
13 14 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
14 17 Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Ubisoft
15 13 Super Mario 3D World* Nintendo
16 2 Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Electronic Arts
17 51 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 Activision Blizzard (Corp)
18 19 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* Nintendo
19 20 Pokemon: Sword/Shield* Nintendo
20 36 Sea of Thieves Microsoft (Corp)
* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox Digital sales not included

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