The June 2018 NPD numbers have officially been released, and the numbers show that the industry is growing steadily.  The games industry earned roughly $1.08 billion dollars which is up a whopping 25% from last year. This is due in large part to record-breaking numbers in both headsets and controllers, as they grew over 38% to a whopping $353 million up from $255 million.

Here are your numbers for the month of June:

  • Total: $1.08 billion (up 25 percent from $864 million in June 2017)
  • Hardware: $350 million (up 52 percent from $231 million)
  • PC and console software: $374 million (down 1 percent from $379 million)
  • Accessories: $353 million (up 38 percent from $255 million)

In comparison to 2017, 2018 continues to grow with year over year growth. Here are you year over year numbers.

  • Total: $6.02 billion (up 17 percent from $5.15 billion in 2017 year to date)
  • Hardware: $1.69 billion (up 21 percent from $1.39 billion)
  • PC and console software: $2.56 billion (up 6 percent from $2.41 billion)
  • Accessories: $1.77 billion (up 31 percent from $1.36 billion)

In the software side of things, God of War continues to dominate the charts only being topped by Mario Tennis AcesGod of War has officially become the 2nd best selling game of 2018 trailing Far Cry 5. Mario Tennis Aces is no slouch though, already breaking the record for the fastest selling first month of Nintendo’s Tennis franchises. This is even without digital sales via the E-shop being included in NPD’s tracking.

Software

  1. Mario Tennis Aces*
  2. God of War 2018
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. The Crew 2
  5. Far Cry 5
  6. Mario Kart 8*
  7. LEGO Incredibles
  8. FIFA 18**
  9. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  10. Detroit: Become Human
  11. Super Mario Odyssey*
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  13. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  14. NBA 2K18
  15. Call of Duty: WWII
  16. MLB 18: The Show
  17. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  18. Vampyr*
  19. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze*
  20. State of Decay 2

*No digital sales included
**No PC digital sales included

Xbox One

  1. The Crew 2
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Far Cry 5
  4. State of Decay 2
  5. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  6. FIFA 18
  7. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  8. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  9. Call of Duty: WWII
  10. Lego Incredibles

PlayStation 4

  1. God of War 2018
  2. Detroit: Become Human
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. FIFA 18
  5. The Crew 2
  6. MLB 18: The Show
  7. Far Cry 5
  8. Vampyr*
  9. Lego Incredibles
  10. Horizon: Zero Dawn

Nintendo Switch (physical only)

  1. Mario Tennis Aces
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. Super Mario Odyssey
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  6. Lego Incredibles
  7. Splatoon 2
  8. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  9. Kirby Star Allies
  10. Hyrule Warriors Definitive Ed

Nintendo 3DS

  1. Pokémon: Ultra Sun
  2. Pokémon: Ultra Moon
  3. Mario Kart 7
  4. Super Smash Bros.
  5. Super Mario 3D Land
  6. Detective Pikachu
  7. Minecraft
  8. Mario Party: The Top 100
  9. Super Mario Maker
  10. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The best-selling games of 2018 so far

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. God of War 2018
  3. Monster Hunter: World
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. NBA 2K18
  9. MLB 18: The Show
  10. Super Mario Odyssey*

The best-selling games over the last 12 months

  1. Call of Duty: WWII
  2. NBA 2K18
  3. Destiny 2**
  4. Madden NFL 18
  5. Super Mario Odyssey*
  6. Far Cry 5
  7. Star Wars: Battlefront II 2017**
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  10. God of War 2018

Source: VentureBeat

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