Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Switch is the best-selling game console in the United States in the first half of 2021


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The NPD report for June 2021 has just been released. In addition to detailing the data for the month, it also summarizes the sales performance of US games in the first six months of 2021.

Despite the arrival of Xbox Series X (and S) and Sony PlayStation 4, the Switch is still the best-selling gaming platform in the United States in the first half of this year-in terms of these two sales with Total dollar sales. In the first half of 2021, total consumer spending reached US$28.9 billion, an increase of 15% compared to the first six months of 2020.

However, June did bring a surprise. In terms of dollar sales, Xbox Series X and S are the best-selling hardware platforms-however, in terms of sales volume, Switch still tops the list. It is also worth noting that PlayStation 5 is still the fastest selling console hardware platform in US history, based on lifetime sales (excluding portable devices) after 8 months of sales.

According to data from NPD Group, video game hardware sales in June increased 112% year-on-year to US$401 million Mat Piscatella, Which is the highest total revenue in June since 2008 (US$617 million).

In terms of software, Sony PS5 is exclusive Ratchet and Clank: Rift Valley Is the best-selling game among all format charts in June, and Mario Golf: Super Sprint Had to be in third place-even so, dollar sales in the month of release were the highest ever for a Mario golf game, surpassing the total sales of the GameCube outing in 2003. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition Ranked 7th in the software sales rankings in June, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons Descend from the 9th position to the 11th position. Super Smash Bros Ultimate EditionOn the other hand, it rose from 14th to 13th. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Dropped from 13th to 15th, down two places, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild with Pokémon Sword and Shield I found myself ranked 18th and 19th respectively.

For Nintendo’s sales chart-this is just the game sold on the Nintendo platform- All The top ten in June consisted of games released by Nintendo.The only third-party product is my world Ranked 10th, released by Nintendo on Switch.