June saw the console industry breathe a sigh of relief after the rather dismal performance throughout May. All major platforms saw sales increase, with PlayStation 5 up 2%, Xbox Series X/S up 31% and Nintendo Switch up 24%.
It’s a healthy improvement, especially given the ongoing supply constraints affecting all major platform holders. Keep in mind, however, that the overall console market is currently down 39.1% so far this year.
As for software, 2.5 million digital and boxed games were sold in June (also keep in mind that Nintendo doesn’t include digital sales in its own numbers, so this total may be slightly lower ), which is certainly a respectable amount.
In terms of Switch games, Mario Strikers: Battle League Football was the only new entry for the console, as Nintendo Switch Sports and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga both released in April. Mario Strikers came in at number 9, but again, that could have been higher had Nintendo factored in its digital sales. Either way, it’s a decent result for the relatively niche title, though we doubt its initial success will be repeated in the future.
Here are the top ten games of June:
|1||F1 22 (EA)|
|2||FIFA 22 (EA)|
|3||LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros)|
|4||Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)|
|5||The Quarry (2K Games)|
|6||Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)|
|seven||Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo)|
|8||Horizon: Forbidden West (Sony)|
|9||Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (Nintendo)|
|ten||Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (EA)|
All in all, it was a good month for games; hopefully, with the upcoming launch of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 at the end of the month, we’ll also see healthy numbers for July.
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