While Nintendo Switch has extended its streak in June 2021 as the leading hardware platform in terms of unit sales, Xbox Series X / S occupied the first place as the best-selling hardware platform in dollar sales this June. This has marked a new record for dollar sales in the United States for the Xbox brand.
Just like shared Mat Piscatella, of The NPD Group, Xbox June 2021 is the best month for the Xbox platform since June 2011. Their performance helped June video game hardware dollar sales rise by 112% compared to June 2020.
Even though PS5 Did not secure top spot in hardware unit sales or dollars in June, remains the fastest-selling hardware platform in United States history.
PS5 was also home to the best-selling game of June 2021: Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart. Ratchet and Clank’s Last Adventure also achieved the highest dollar sales for a franchise launch. In fact, it doubled the number of the delivery that had the record until now: Ratchet & Clank of 2016.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War moved up two spots from last month to second place, while Mario Golf: Super Rush ranked third. Launch month dollar sales for the last entry in the Mario Golf saga were the highest in history and surpassed the previous record set by GameCube’s Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour in 2003. MLB the Show 21 and Scarlet Nexus rounded out the top 5.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2 jumped from May 51st to 17th this june. Something that has been possible thanks to the launch of the version for Nintendo Switch. Also, the Pirates of the Caribbean update from Sea of Thieves, known as A Pirate’s Life, it soared from 36th to 20th.
On the accessories front, PS5’s DualSense Midnight Black wireless controller was the best-selling of allwhile three of the four best-selling accessories for June were DualSense controllers.
Total, June 2021 consumer spending on hardware, content and video game accessories grew 5% compared to June 2021, reaching the $ 4.9 billion.