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July 2017 NPD: Crash Crashes Near the Top, Tekken Topples to the Bottom

August 17, 2017Written by Elizabeth Henges

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NPD Group’s sales figures for July are out, and the figures for this month paint a very interesting picture for the industry last month. Total industry sales are up a whopping 19 percent from June, totaling $588 million spent. Analyst Mat Piscatella cited the release of Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 and ongoing sales of the Crash N.Sane Trilogy as leading factors to this growth.

Nintendo has won out July, more or less, according to Piscatella. “Nintendo’s Splatoon 2 was the best-selling title of the month. Three of the month’s top seven best-selling games are published by Nintendo. Nintendo was also the best-selling software publisher in July.”

Other titles are showing some longevity, however. Injustice 2 manages to remain in the top 10, but Tekken 7 plummets from its top-seller place in June all the way down to the bottom of the list.

Here’s are the top 20 highest selling games for July. Note that these figures don’t include digital sales for Splatoon 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8, ARMS, or the PC version of Overwatch:

  1. Splatoon 2
  2. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  6. Injustice 2
  7. Mario Kart 8
  8. Overwatch
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. NBA 2K17
  11. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  13. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  14. Minecraft
  15. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  16. MLB 17: The Show
  17. ARMS
  18. Battlefield 1
  19. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  20. Tekken 7

Here are the 10 top selling games on the PlayStation 4 in the US:

  1. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  2. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Injustice 2
  5. MLB 17: The Show
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  7. Horizon Zero Dawn
  8. Overwatch
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

The best selling games of 2017 are unchanged from June:

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. For Honor
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Horizon Zero Dawn
  6. Injustice 2
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  8. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

As for the best selling games of the last 12 months, the titles stay the same from June, but Breath of the Wild overtakes Final Fantasy XV for the eighth place spot:

  1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  2. Battlefield 1
  3. NBA 2K17
  4. Madden NFL 17
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  7. FIFA 17
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  9. Final Fantasy XV
  10. For Honor

The PlayStation 4 is still the best selling console to date, but the Nintendo Switch is helping to spur sales, according to Piscatella. “Year to date, hardware spending has grown 20 percent versus 2016 to $1.6 billion. Performance of the Nintendo Switch continues to be the primary cause of the year-on-year gains.”

[Source: VentureBeat]