Blizzard’s Overwatch fared well enough on consoles that even without its digital PC sales being taken into account, the shooter still topped NPD’s US charts for June.
However, the year-on-year comparisons for the overall market were pretty bleak, with difficult comparisons to last year’s June launch of Batman: Arkham Knight.
PS4 was once again the best hardware seller, meaning Sony’s unbeaten run now stretches from October 2015.
The total market fell 22 per cent to $652.2m, with hardware down 42 per cent to $313.1m. Console and handheld software sales fell 20 per cent to $402.7m, while physical and digital Steam software sales fell 20 per cent.
New game launches for the period dropped a massive 67 per cent, with 1.8m fewer units shifted. Arkham Knight sold five times the number of units than this year’s biggest new June release, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Note that Steam, PSN and Xbox Live sales data from a number of publishers is included here for the first time.
Here’s the June software Top Ten:
- Overwatch (excluding Battle.net digital PC sales)
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Doom 2016 (excluding digital sales)
- Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (excluding digital sales)
- NBA 2K16
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- Destiny: The Taken King
- Minecraft (excluding digital sales)