Resident Evil Village PS5 PS4

Resident Evil Village was the best-selling game for the month of May 2021, topping the charts for both the PlayStation and Xbox platforms. Those first month sales see it become the second best-selling title of the year so far, beaten only by Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The only other new release to crack the top 20 for May 2021 was Biomutant, which took 15th place. Days Gone also surged up the table thanks to its recent PC release, rising from 247th to 20th.

MLB The Show 21 dropped just one place in its second month on the market, Returnal holds strong in seventh, and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales finds itself in 11th. There's also room for the likes of Assassin's Creed Valhalla and It Takes Two throughout the top 20.

US consumers spent $4.5 billion on video games across the month, representing a three per cent increase compared to 2020. And when hardware is considered, a five per cent increase in spending saw $244 million dumped on consoles.

NPD Software Top 20: May 2021

  1. Resident Evil Village
  2. MLB The Show 21^
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  4. New Pokémon Snap*
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Mario Kart 8*
  7. Returnal
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  9. Minecraft
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  11. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  12. Super Mario 3D World*
  13. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  14. It Takes Two
  15. Biomutant*
  16. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  17. Monster Hunter Rise
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  19. Pokemon Sword/Shield*
  20. Days Gone

NPD PS5, PS4 Software: May 2021

  1. Resident Evil Village
  2. MLB The Show 21
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  4. Returnal
  5. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  6. Mortal Kombat 11
  7. Biomutant
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  9. It Takes Two
  10. Assassin's Creed Valhalla

NPD Best-Selling Games of 2021

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  2. Resident Evil Village
  3. MLB The Show 21^
  4. Super Mario 3D World*
  5. Monster Hunter Rise
  6. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  7. Outriders
  8. Mario Kart 8*
  9. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  10. Minecraft

* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox digital sales not included