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Official NPD

State of the market

June 2020 tracked spending across Video Game hardware, software, accessories and game cards totaled $1.2 billion, gaining 26% when compared to a year ago. This is the highest tracked spend for a June month since $1.3 billion was reached in June 2009.

Year-to-date tracked spending across Video Game hardware, software, accessories and game cards reached $6.6 billion, an increase of 19% when compared to a year ago. This is the highest total for the year-to-date period since $7.0 billion was achieved in 2010.

Software

June dollar sales of tracked Video Game software grew 49% compared to a year ago, to $570 million. This is the highest total for a June month since the $598 million reached in 2010. Year-to-date sales total $3.0 billion, 19% higher when compared to a year ago.

The Last of Us: Part II was June's best-selling game, and instantly becomes the 3rd best-selling game of the year. The Last of Us: Part II now ranks as the 8th best-selling game of the twelve month period ending June.

The Last of Us: Part II achieved the highest launch month dollar sales of any 2020 release to date. The Last of Us: Part II reached the 2nd highest launch month dollar sales for a Sony published game in history. Only Marvel's Spider-Man achieved a larger debut month.

Ring Fit Adventure ranked as the 7th best-selling game of June, after finishing May ranked 835th. New stock entering the market drove the increase.

Persona 4 Golden returned to the best-sellers chart for the month, ranking at #18 following the launch of the title on Steam.

Hardware

Hardware spending declined 17 percent in June 2020 when compared to a year ago, to $191 million. This is the first month of year-on-year declines since February. Year-to-date spending has increased 25 percent compared to a year ago, to $1.6 billion.

Nintendo Switch was once again the best-selling hardware platform of June in both unit and dollar sales.

Accessories

June 2020 spending on Accessories and Game Cards reached $417 million, increasing 29 percent when compared to a year ago. Year-to-date spending has increased 15 percent, to $2.0 billion. Both dollar sales totals represent all-time highs.

New dollar sales records for a June month were set across a number of Accessories categories including Gamepads, Headsets/Headphones, Steering Wheels and Controller Enhancements.

The Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller was the best-selling Accessory of June and 2020 year-to-date (dollar sales).

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Last edited by Ryng - on 17 July 2020

2020 predictions: NSW 25m, PS5 6m, XSX 4.5m, PS4 9m, XB1 3m

In December 2019 i predicted 21m Switch, but that was before COVID, obvius increased my predictions.

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[NSW] 750K
[PS4] 330K
[XB1] 240K



2020 predictions: NSW 25m, PS5 6m, XSX 4.5m, PS4 9m, XB1 3m

In December 2019 i predicted 21m Switch, but that was before COVID, obvius increased my predictions.

Looks like you pasted the same numbers for last month and last year.



This seems wrong....

Ryng said:

Last month
[NSW] 529K
[PS4] 156K
[XBO] 151K

Last year
[NSW] 529K
[PS4] 156K
[XBO] 151K

My June prediction:

[NSW] 665K
[PS4] 255K
[XBO] 190K



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[NSW] 590K
[PS4] 280K
[XB1] 290K



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[NSW] 650K
[PS4] 250K
[XB1] 175K



Don't forget June is a 5-week sales period.

NSW: 450
PS4: 225k
XBO: 175k



[NSW] 595K
[PS4] 250K
[XB1] 180K



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DKCTF didn't move consoles

Prediction: No Zelda HD for Wii U, quietly moved to the succesor

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Any hints from the usual suspects on Twitter about the hardware sales?



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TruckOSaurus said:
Any hints from the usual suspects on Twitter about the hardware sales?

Not from Benji.

Mat posted minutes ago that due to the rise in demand for PS4 and XboxOne in the past months, some SKU's are sold out and may remain like that in the coming months, considering that many lines to produce hardware are focused on next gen devices.



Proud to be the first cool Nintendo fan ever

Number ONE Zelda fan in the Universe

DKCTF didn't move consoles

Prediction: No Zelda HD for Wii U, quietly moved to the succesor

Predictions for Nintendo NX and Mobile