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June 2021 NPD: Xbox Series X, S consoles led in dollar sales, Nintendo Switch sold the most units

Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S
Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The NPD group covers video game data for the U.S. market every month.
  • Per NPD, Xbox consoles were the best-sellers for June 2021 in dollar sales.
  • The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in terms of units sold.

Mat Piscatella, an analyst for the NPD group who focuses on the gaming industry, breaks down the results for the U.S. market every month. For the month of June 2021, Piscatella's Twitter thread revealed the top selling consoles and games, including the news that Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles were the best sellers for the month in dollar sales, setting a new record for Xbox sales in June. The Nintendo Switch retained its streak as the best-selling console in units sold.

Supply continues to be far below overall demand for both the Xbox Series consoles and Sony's PS5, the latter of which is currently the fastest-selling console in U.S. history. In addition to chip shortages, Microsoft has been upgrading its Xbox Cloud Gaming servers with Xbox Series X hardware, enabling 1080p 60 FPS streaming and the ability to stream some Xbox Series Optimized games.

For games, the PS5 exclusive Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart was the best-selling game of June 2021. Resident Evil Village fell to the sixth spot, while Sea of Thieves rose back into the top 20 games, seeing growth thanks to the recent expansion, A Pirate's Life.

June 2021 NPD Here are the top 20 games sold in the U.S.

  1. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  3. Mario Golf Super Rush
  4. MLB The Show 21
  5. Scarlet Nexus
  6. Resident Evil Village
  7. Mario Kart 8
  8. Minecraft
  9. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  10. Mortal Kombat 11
  11. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  13. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  14. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  15. Super Mario 3D World
  16. Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  17. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  19. Pokémon Sword and Shield
  20. Sea of Thieves

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.