June 2021 NPD: New Pokémon Snap, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Sword and Shield reappear among the best-selling games on Nintendo Switch

The NPD Group has revealed which games were top sellers in the U.S. for June 2021, including New Pokémon Snap, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Sword and Shield. The full results in each relevant category are as follows:

The top 20 best-selling games of the month in the U.S.

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

Top 20 best-selling games of the year so far

Rank Last Month Rank Year-to-Date Ending June 2021 Top 10 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 1 Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 2 Resident Evil: Village Capcom USA
3 3 MLB: The Show 21^ Sony (Corp)
4 4 Super Mario 3D World* Nintendo
5 6 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
6 5 Monster Hunter: Rise Capcom USA
7 8 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
8 9 Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Ubisoft
9 7 Outriders Square Enix Inc (Corp)
10 10 Minecraft Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox Digital sales not included

Top 10 best-selling games of the last 12 months

Rank Last Month Rank 12 Months Ending June 2021 Top 10 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 1 Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 2 Madden NFL 21 Electronic Arts
3 3 Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Ubisoft
4 5 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
5 6 Ghost of Tsushima Sony (Corp)
6 8 Super Mario 3D All-Stars* Nintendo
7 7 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
8 10 NBA 2K21* Take 2 Interactive (Corp)
9 11 Marvel’s Avengers Square Enix Inc (Corp)
10 12 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
* Digital sales not included

Top 10 Nintendo Switch games for the month

Rank Last Month Rank June 2021 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 NEW Mario Golf: Super Rush* Nintendo
2 2 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
3 3 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
4 5 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
5 4 Super Mario 3D World* Nintendo
6 7 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* Nintendo
7 8 Pokemon: Sword/Shield* Nintendo
8 1 New Pokemon Snap* Nintendo
9 10 Super Mario Party* Nintendo
10 14 Minecraft* Nintendo
* Digital sales not included

“June 2021 consumer spending across video game hardware, content, and accessories grew 5% when compared to a year ago, totaling $4.9 billion,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “First half 2021 consumer spending reached $28.9 billion, a 15% increase when compared to the same period in 2020. 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.”

Source: VentureBeat.com

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