Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: NPD June 2018

  1. #1

    NPD June 2018

    A little late with this one, completely missed the reveal last week.

    The games industry brought in $1.08 billion in June, up 25 percent year-over-year, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Nintendo’s Mario Tennis Aces made quite a racket when it debuted on June 22, shooting up to become the best-selling title of the month. The popularity of multiplayer games like Epic’s Fortnite continued to contribute to high sales in the accessories category, which was up 38 percent.

    “Year-to-date sales of both headsets and gamepads have achieved all-time record highs for a June tracking period,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “The previous year-to-date high spending for headsets occurred in 2010, and for gamepads in 2016.”

    Software
    Mario Tennis Aces*
    God of War 2018
    Grand Theft Auto V
    The Crew 2
    Far Cry 5
    Mario Kart 8*
    LEGO Incredibles
    FIFA 18**
    Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
    Detroit: Become Human
    Super Mario Odyssey*
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
    Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
    NBA 2K18
    Call of Duty: WWII
    MLB 18: The Show
    Assassin’s Creed: Origins
    Vampyr*
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze*
    State of Decay 2
    *No digital sales included
    **No PC digital sales included

    Nintendo won big as the month’s top publisher, even without The NPD Group tracking digital sales from its eShop. When Mario Tennis Aces debuted on June 22, it instantly set a record as Nintendo’s best-selling tennis game in terms of first-month sales and climbed to No. 1 on June’s best-sellers chart.

    “Nintendo Switch was the only platform that produced software sales growth in June, with dollar sales more than doubling those of June 2017,” said Piscatella. “Year-to-date software sales on Nintendo Switch are also more than double those of a year ago.”

    Santa Monica Studio’s God of War 2018 continues its reign at the top of the charts, sitting at No. 2 of June’s best-sellers as well as 2018’s top games overall. Action games have had a good year so far, and sales for titles in that category are up 30 percent year-to-date.

    Folks spent $350 million on hardware in June, thanks mainly to the battle royale sensation Fortnite. Sony’s PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console and remains the top platform year-to-date, but Microsoft and Nintendo also saw their sales increase. Year-over-year, Xbox One made almost twice and the Switch sold more than 50 percent. Nintendo also sold the most consoles with its NES Classic.

    “This is the first time a Nintendo Entertainment System console has led in monthly unit sales since NPD tracking began in 1995,” said Piscatella.

    SOURCE

    INDIVIDUAL CHARTS

    Xbox One
    The Crew 2
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Far Cry 5
    State of Decay 2
    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
    FIFA 18
    Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
    Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
    Call of Duty: WWII
    Lego Incredibles

    PlayStation 4
    God of War 2018
    Detroit: Become Human
    Grand Theft Auto V
    FIFA 18
    The Crew 2
    MLB 18: The Show
    Far Cry 5
    Vampyr*
    Lego Incredibles
    Horizon: Zero Dawn

    Nintendo Switch (physical only)
    Mario Tennis Aces
    Mario Kart 8
    Super Mario Odyssey
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    Lego Incredibles
    Splatoon 2
    Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
    Kirby Star Allies
    Hyrule Warriors Definitive Ed
    Nintendo 3DS
    Pokémon: Ultra Sun
    Pokémon: Ultra Moon
    Mario Kart 7
    Super Smash Bros.
    Super Mario 3D Land
    Detective Pikachu
    Minecraft
    Mario Party: The Top 100
    Super Mario Maker
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    The best-selling games of 2018 so far
    Far Cry 5
    God of War 2018
    Monster Hunter: World
    Call of Duty: WWII
    Dragon Ball: Fighterz
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Mario Kart 8*
    NBA 2K18
    MLB 18: The Show
    Super Mario Odyssey*

    The best-selling games over the last 12 months
    Call of Duty: WWII
    NBA 2K18
    Destiny 2**
    Madden NFL 18
    Super Mario Odyssey*
    Far Cry 5
    Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017**
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Assassin’s Creed: Origins
    God of War 2018

  2. #2
    GTA V is the new Minecraft. How do people not already have a copy of this by now?


    Nintendo also sold the most consoles with its NES Classic.

    “This is the first time a Nintendo Entertainment System console has led in monthly unit sales since NPD tracking began in 1995,” said Piscatella.
    Last edited by bdoughty; 08-06-2018 at 07:36 PM.

  3. #3
    Heisman Rudy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Kingsville, ON
    Posts
    6,853
    Gamer IDs

    PSN ID: rudyjuly2
    God of War and Detroit are two GOTY candidates. Detroit completely surprised me with how much I liked it. Couldn’t stop thinking about that game and with 3 other family members playing it and experiencing different outcomes it was really cool to compare. I think GOW has sold over 5 million copies and Detroit about 1.5.

  4. #4
    Booster souljahbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Posts
    6,605
    Gamer IDs

    Gamertag: souljahbill14 PSN ID: souljahbill Wii Code: 3329 - 8987 - 9492 - 9939
    I’m one of those NES purchasers.


    Posted With Tapatalk
    Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose

  5. #5

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •