Super Mario Maker 2 tops June's NPD results, but Spider-Man holds strong

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What you need to know

  • Spider-Man is now the best-selling superhero game of all time.
  • Super Mario Maker 2 was the best-selling game of June 2019.
  • 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 is showing strong legs and only fell to the #3 spot. Interestingly, Marvel’s Spider-Man, which is a PlayStation exclusive that launched all the way back in September 2018, managed to crack the top 10. As Piscatella notes, Spider-Man is now the best-selling superhero video game of all time, beating Batman: Arkham City.

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):

Super Mario Maker 2*
Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
Mortal Kombat 11
Grand Theft Auto V
Minecraft***
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
Marvel’s Spider-Man
NBA 2K19
Mario Kart 8*
Days Gone
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Red Dead Redemption II
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
MLB 19: The Show
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
Super Mario Party*
God of War (2018)

  • *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:

PlayStation 4

Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Mortal Kombat 11
Days Gone
MLB 19: The Show
Grand Theft Auto V
Minecraft
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
NBA 2K19
Red Dead Redemption II

Xbox One

Mortal Kombat 11
Grand Theft Auto V
Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
Red Dead Redemption 2
Minecraft
Forza Horizon 4
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
NBA 2K19
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Nintendo Switch

Super Mario Maker 2*
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
Mario Kart 8*
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
Super Mario Party*
Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu*
Super Mario Odyssey
Yoshi’s Crafted World*

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

Mortal Kombat 11
Kingdom Hearts III
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Anthem
Resident Evil 2 (2019)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
Days Gone
Red Dead Redemption II
MLB 19: The Show
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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