PlayStation had its best June ever, according to analysts at the NPD Group. Over all, hardware and software saw a 7% increase over the same period last year which is only good news for gamers. It means the industry is growing, which means we'll get to see more games and more hardware, and we all love having more stuff to buy.
Tekken 7 found its way to the top of the game sales chart, leaving Injustice 2 to the second spot on the list. Yet again, Grand Theft Auto V was the third best selling game by revenue for the month despite being several years old at this point, those sales just won't stop. Nintendo's Arms showed up in fifth place on the chart in spite of having only physical copies revenue counted for NPD's chart.The same went for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8, and Overwatch.
The full top 10 best selling games for June 2017 is:
- Tekken 7
- Injustice 2
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- NBA 2K17
- Horizon: Zero Dawn
With NBA 2K17 being up there, Take Two Interactive still has plenty of reasons to celebrate.
The best selling game for the year so far continues to be Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, but Breath of the Wild has moved up to number two. The spot was previously held by For Honor, which slipped to number 3 for 2017 so far. That goes well along with what we know of For Honor's current player base, which seems to be slipping by all accounts other than Ubisoft's.
Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy "had a strong debut, reaching number 4 on the month's top-seller chart despite having only two days in market," NPD said in its release. It's the first time a Crash game debuted in the top 5 since 1998's Crash Bandicoot: Warped. Bandicoot mania is with us once again, and I'm sure we'll see that reflected in July's sales once those numbers come out in mid-August.
It is worth noting that the PlayStation 4 was also the top selling console for May 2017. While the Xbox One X is not yet on the market, it seems unlikely that Microsoft will be able to catch up to PlayStation's lead, even with their updated superconsole. Secondary console releases rarely do as well as the initial, for a variety of reasons, and the One X will likely follow that trend.