Sony June 2018 NPD PlayStation 4 PS4

We really thought this would be the year where the PlayStation 4 starts to slow down a bit, but Sony’s console has continued to storm the United States hardware charts, beating all of its current-gen competitors for a fifth successive month. Amazingly, the system was actually outsold by the NES Classic in June 2018, although the NPD Group does note that the Japanese giant’s behemoth ruled in terms of revenue, thanks to a higher selling price.

All in all, the US games industry pulled in $1.08 billion, up 25 per cent year-over-year. The story of 2018 so far is that all of the major console manufacturers have been doing really well, and that remained the case in June, with the main three enjoying sizeable gains compared to 2017. One thing that will be particularly pleasing to the PlayStation maker is God of War’s performance, which is now demonstrating tremendous longevity. Detroit: Become Human and MLB The Show 18 are also doing very well.

It’s perhaps worth remembering that Sony ran its annual Days of Play promotion throughout E3 2018, so there was plenty of reason to pick up a PS4 in June. That said, it’s remarkable that the Japanese giant still hasn’t had to cut the price of the platform – we’d assumed that it would do so a while back, so it just goes to show what we know. We’ve included all of the relevant sales charts below – just look at God of War go.

NPD Software Top 20: June 2018

  1. Mario Tennis Aces*
  2. God of War
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. The Crew 2
  5. Far Cry 5
  6. Mario Kart 8*
  7. LEGO Incredibles
  8. FIFA 18**
  9. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  10. Detroit: Become Human
  11. Super Mario Odyssey*
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  13. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  14. NBA 2K18
  15. Call of Duty: WWII
  16. MLB The Show 18
  17. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  18. Vampyr*
  19. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze*
  20. State of Decay 2

NPD PS4 Software Top 10: June 2018

  1. God of War
  2. Detroit: Become Human
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. FIFA 18
  5. The Crew 2
  6. MLB The Show 18
  7. Far Cry 5
  8. Vampyr*
  9. LEGO Incredibles
  10. Horizon: Zero Dawn

NPD Best Selling Games of 2018 So Far

  1. Far Cry 5
  2. God of War
  3. Monster Hunter: World
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. NBA 2K18
  9. MLB The Show 18
  10. Super Mario Odyssey*

* No digital sales included
** No PC digital sales included

[via venturebeat.com, resetera.com]