Fighting game fans have proven, once again, that the genre is alive and well. According to the NPD Group’s recounting of the best-selling games in June, Tekken 7 (#1) and Injustice 2 (#2) took the top two spots. Nintendo’s bizarro take on the genre, Arms, also made a strong debut in the #5 spot.
Speaking of the Switch, Nintendo’s newest console continued to push the game industry to new heights in June, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#6) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (#7) stayed in the top ten.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella said: “The Nintendo Switch has been the catalyst for year-to-date growth. Year-to-date, hardware spending has grown 19% versus 2016 to $1.4 billion.”
However, older titles also performed well in June, including Grand Theft Auto V (#3), Overwatch (#9), and Minecraft (#17). 2015’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III (#12) even managed to outsell 2016’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (#15).
A complete look at the Top 20 for June 2017 can be found after the break.
Best-Selling Games in June 2017
1. Tekken 7
2. Injustice 2
3. Grand Theft Auto V
4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
7. Mario Kart 8**
9. NBA 2K17
10. Horizon: Zero Dawn
11. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
12. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
13. MLB The Show 17
14. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
15. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
16. Battlefield 1
18. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind**
19. FIFA 17
20. Forza Horizon 3
** Digital Sales Not Included