PS4 and Overwatch top June NPD charts

It’s that time of month again, folks. 

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The NPD charts are in for the month of June. Let’s take a look.

Hardware:

Surprise, surprise, the PlayStation 4 is once again the best selling console. 2016 is the never-ending party for PlayStation, which has won every month since the turn of the year. The winning streak now extends to eight months, with its last loss being October of last year.

Overall, hardware sales in the US dropped 42 percent year-over-year, from 313.1 million last June to 181.5 million this year. NPD claims this is due to a drop in unit sales, and a decline in prices.

Software:

For the second month in a row, Blizzard’s Overwatch topped software sales. And for the second month in a row Bastion memes rule the internet. Here’s the full top ten list:

  1. Overwatch
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  4. DOOM
  5. Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
  6. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  7. NBA 2K16
  8. Call of Duty Black Ops 3
  9. Destiny: The Taken King
  10. Minecraft

Important to note:

Games are now ranked by revenue opposed to unit sales. Further, while NPD recently announced that digital sales will soon be implemented into its data collection, this change was not in play for the data collection/tracking for the month of June.

Overall software sales were down 20 percent this June compared with June 2015.

My Opinion:

All I really want to know right now is…where are all these Mirror’s Edge Catalyst players coming from? Where are their parents? Why didn’t the guy at Best Buy stop them?


Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.

 

 

 

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