The NPD has officially released its sales numbers for the month of June 2018. A big shock to many is that Nintendo’s NES Classic was the top-selling piece of hardware for the month, outselling the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

NES Classic Outsells PlayStation 4

Hardware sales in June were up 52% compared to last year totaling $350 million. With the NES Classic being the top seller, Sony’s PlayStation 4 fell to second place in sales. Microsoft’s Xbox One, however, almost doubled its hardware sales per dollar compared to May. The Nintendo Switch also increased its own numbers by 50%. Analysts suspect that these large hardware sales may have Fortnite to thank due to its presence at E3.

For software, Mario Tennis Aces was the best-selling title for the month, making it the best launch of any tennis game in the US market. Santa Monica Studios’ God of War trailed this in second place. The top 20 best-selling games of the month can be found below.

June 2018 Top 20 Games

  1. Mario Tennis Aces
  2. God of War
  3. Grand Theft Auto 5
  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: Tropical Freeze
  20. State of Decay 2

Overall, this was a fantastic month for video game sales. Total spending increased 25% from last year to $1.1 billion. One final thing to note is that Nintendo was the best-selling publisher for the month as well.