Video Games sales in U.S. (retail & digital) - June 2017
Analysis from NPD's VG industry analyst, Mat Piscatella
Total video game spending in June 2017, which includes hardware, software and accessories, increased 7 percent versus year ago to $765 million. Accessories was the only category to see a decline in spending.
NPD Group's U.S. Games Industry Sales - June 2017
5-week month ; Reporting Period 05/28/17 through 07/01/17
|Total Video Game Sales||$712M||$765M||7%|
|Video Games Hardware||$182M||$231M||27%|
|*Video Games Software (Console+Portable ; Physical and Full Game Digital Formats from the PSN, and Xbox Live platforms)||$339M||$343M||1%|
|*PC Games Software (PC ; Physical and Full Game Digital Formats from the Steam platform)||$31M||$32M||2%|
|**Video Games Accessories||$160M||$159M||-1%|
Hardware spending grew 27 percent compared to June 2016, to $231 million
The PlayStation 4 was June's best-selling hardware platform, driven by the Slim PlayStation 4 system in Gold with 1TB HDD. It was the best performing June for PlayStation 4 unit sales to date.
Year to date, hardware spending has grown 19 percent versus 2016 to $1.4 billion. The Nintendo Switch has been the catalyst for yea- to-date growth.
Portable hardware spending continues to decline. Year to date, spending on portable hardware has fallen 40 percent.
Video game and PC boxed software dollar sales in June 2017 increased by 1 percent versus year ago to $375 million.
Tekken 7 from Bandai Namco was the best-selling title of the month. June marks the second consecutive month that a newly-released Fighting game has topped the sales chart (Injustice 2 was May's top seller).
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. Crash Bandicoot : N. Sane Trilogy is the first Crash Bandicoot franchise game to debut in the top 5 since Crash Bandicoot : Warped, which launched on the Sony PlayStation in November 1998.
Arms for the Nintendo Switch debuts at #5 in the best-seller charts for the month, giving the publisher, Nintendo, three of the month's top 10 best sellers.
Overwatch entered the NPD charts in June 2016 as the best-selling title of the month. A year later, it remains in the top 10, at #8 in June 2017.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon : Wildlands is the top-selling title year to date, with publisher Ubisoft leading in overall publisher consumer spend.
June 2017 Top 20 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital Formats for publishers in the digital panel ; across all platforms incl. PC), ranked on dollar sales
|Tekken 7||1||Bandai Namco Games|
|Injustice 2||2||Warner Bros. Interactive|
|Grand Theft Auto V||3||Take 2 Interactive|
|Crash Bandicoot : N. Sane Trilogy||4||Activision Blizzard|
|The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild***||6||Nintendo|
|Mario Kart 8***||7||Nintendo|
|NBA 2K17||9||Take 2 Interactive|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||10||Sony|
|Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon : Wildlands||11||Ubisoft|
|Call of Duty : Black Ops III||12||Activision Blizzard|
|MLB 17 : The Show||13||Sony|
|Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six : Siege||14||Ubisoft|
|Call of Duty : Infinite Warfare||15||Activision Blizzard|
|Battlefield 1||16||Electronic Arts|
|The Elder Scrolls Online : Morrowind***||18||Bethesda Softworks|
|FIFA 17||19||Electronic Arts|
|Forza Horizon 3||20||Microsoft|
Total spend on Accessories and Gamecards** fell 1 percent compared to a year ago, to $159 million.
Gamepad sales grew 22 percent in June compared to a year ago. The PS4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller Black was the month's top-selling gamepad.
The Interactive Gaming Toys segment continues to decline, with June 2017 spending falling 40 percent versus a year ago.