What you need to know

  • The June 2019 NPD data has been released.
  • Mortal Kombat 11 was the best-selling game in June on Xbox One.
  • The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the month.

Every month, the NPD Group releases information on the top-selling games across all video game platforms in the United States. While it doesn't account for worldwide sales, it does provide a good snapshot of one the largest video game markets. Mat Piscatella, an analyst for NPD, has shared the results for June 2019.

On the video games sales side, Super Mario Maker 2 took the top spot. Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled followed for the #2 position, while Mortal Kombat 11 showed strong legs and only fell to the #3 spot. Despite falling on the list across all platforms, Mortal Kombat 11 still held the #1 spot on Xbox One for the month of June 2019.

On the hardware side, the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console for June 2019. It was also the only console to show growth, as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are both down year-over-year.

Here are the numbers for the June 2019 NPD results:

  • Total: $959 million, down 13% year-over-year
  • Video games hardware: $235 million, down 33% year-over-year
  • PC & Video Games Software: $386 million, down 1% year-over-year
  • Accessories and game cards: $338 million, down 7% year-over-year

Here are the June 2019 game sales rankings (based on dollar sales, not units):

  1. Super Mario Maker 2*
  2. Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
  3. Mortal Kombat 11
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Minecraft***
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  7. Marvel's Spider-Man
  8. NBA 2K19
  9. Mario Kart 8*
  10. Days Gone
  • *Digital sales not included
  • **PC digital sales not included
  • ***Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One included

Here are the best-selling games of June 2019 by platform:

Xbox One

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2
  5. Minecraft
  6. Forza Horizon 4
  7. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  8. NBA 2K19
  9. Tom Clancy's The Division 2
  10. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

PlayStation 4

  1. Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
  2. Marvel's Spider-Man
  3. Mortal Kombat 11
  4. Days Gone
  5. MLB 19: The Show
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Minecraft
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  9. NBA 2K19
  10. Red Dead Redemption II

Nintendo Switch

  1. Super Mario Maker 2*
  2. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  3. Mario Kart 8*
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  5. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
  6. Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
  7. Super Mario Party*
  8. Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu*
  9. Super Mario Odyssey
  10. Yoshi's Crafted World*

Here are the best-selling games of 2019 year-to-date:

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Kingdom Hearts III
  3. Tom Clancy's The Division 2
  4. Anthem
  5. Resident Evil 2 (2019)
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  7. Days Gone
  8. Red Dead Redemption II
  9. MLB 19: The Show
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

That's all for the breakdown of this month's numbers. For more information, you can consult Mat Piscatella's thread right here.

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