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Forums - Sales Discussion - June NPD 2021 thread


NSW - 400-490K
XBS > 289k
PS5 - 243-253k

Official NPD:

State of the market

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

Hardware was the growth driver in June. Hardware dollar sales increased 112% when compared to a year ago as PlayStation, Switch and Xbox console sales all gained.


June video game hardware dollar sales jumped 112% when compared to June 2020, to $401M. This is the highest total achieved in a June month since 2008 ($617M). Year-to-date hardware consumer spending has increased 45% compared to 2020's first half, to $2.3B.

Xbox Series was the best-selling hardware platform in dollar sales for the month of June, while Nintendo Switch led in unit sales.

June dollar sales of Xbox consoles set a new record for the Xbox platform, besting the previous high set in June 2011.

Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform during 2021's first half in both dollar and unit sales.

PlayStation 5 remains the fastest unit selling console hardware platform in U.S. history (lifetime sales through 8 months in market, excluding portables).


Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart 
debuted as June's best-selling game, achieving the highest launch month dollar sales of any title in franchise history. Launch month dollar sales more than doubled those of the previous high, set by Ratchet & Clank in April 2016

Mario Golf: Super Rush launched as the 3rd best-selling game of June 2021. Launch month dollar sales 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.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 jumped from #51 in May to rank 17th on the June best-selling titles chart. The Switch version of the game was released in the U.S. during the month, accounting for most of the gains.

The June release of the A Pirate's Life content update helped push Sea of Thieves up from 36th a month ago back into the top 20 best-seller’s chart. Sea of Thieves originally launched in March 2018

Software charts


June 2021 spending on video game accessoriesfell 1%compared to a year ago, to $207 million. First half accessory sales reached $1.2 billion, anincrease of 14%when compared to the same period in 2020.

Sony's DualSense Wireless Controller Midnight Blackwas the best-selling accessory of June 2021, while the DualSense Wireless Controller White led in first-half sales. Three of the top 4 best-selling accessories of June were DualSense Wireless Controllers.

Thanks toMat Piscatellafor the break down !


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Last edited by Ryng - on 13 August 2021

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Just a guy who doesn't want to be bored. Also

thread update.

We know Switch is at least 400k because it had a double digit YOY increase over last year (365k)

Wait so Switch in June 2021 > Switch June 2020? Holy moly, now that is something.

Incredible legs on Mortal Kombat 11.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 17 July 2021

curl-6 said:

Wait so Switch in June 2021 > Switch June 2020? Holy moly, now that is something.

Incredible legs on Mortal Kombat 11.

It isn't, last year June was one of the lowest month of the year because of very low stock. It's definitive a good sign though.

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Ryng said:

thread update.

We know Switch is at least 400k because it had a double digit YOY increase over last year (365k)

Switch was 365k last year? You should update the old threads if we have confirmation.

X|S outsold PS5 this month in the US.  This is in spite of Ratchet and Clank being released.  PS5 probably has a bit of a shortage, but clearly X|S is doing quite well.  It outsold Switch in dollars and set and this was the best June ever for an XBox platform in revenue.  XBox is clearly doing pretty well for itself.

To me it seems that Scarlet Nexus debut in North America is just average at best, the game appeared on 5 platforms yet it's being outsold by a good amount by exclusives that debuted like R&C & Super Rush; top that off with a slower overall month and I doubt any SKU is actually far above 50K for the month of June.

Last edited by noshten - on 17 July 2021

Another killer month for Switch, Series X|S is doing great too, I guess they got those restocks after upgrading their Xcloud servers.

Somewhat predictable this NPD doesn't get nearly as many comments as the others when you look at the numbers...

Series X doing very well