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Wow! Insomniac Games is making bank for Sony this generation so far. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, despite releasing exclusively on the supply constrained PlayStation 5, topped the US software charts in June – rounding out a great month for PlayStation. MLB The Show 21 held strong in fourth position, while Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales climbed a few spots, into ninth place.

Stock issues meant that the PS5 had to make way for the Nintendo Switch in hardware unit sales and Xbox Series X|S in hardware dollar sales, but all major platforms enjoyed double or triple dollar sales growth year-over-year, with overall industry spend up five per cent compared to June 2020. PS5 also remains the fastest-selling system ever in the US when it comes to hardware units.

As for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, the sequel secured the “highest launch month dollar sales of any title in franchise history”, and more than doubled those set by its predecessor in 2016 – although it’s worth noting that the movie tie-in carried a reduced $40 price point, while Rift Apart retailed at Sony’s new $70 tier.

Scarlet Nexus also did incredibly well for itself, debuting in fifth position – another quiet success story for Bandai Namco following the likes of Code Vein. Last month's frontrunner, Resident Evil Village dropped a fair few places into sixth position, while Final Fantasy VII Remake enjoyed a significant boost in sales following its release on the PS5. All of the relevant data is included below.

NPD Software Top 20: June 2021

  1. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  3. Mario Golf: Super Rush*
  4. MLB The Show 21^
  5. Scarlet Nexus
  6. Resident Evil Village
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Minecraft
  9. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  10. Mortal Kombat 11
  11. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  13. Super Smash Bros Ultimate*
  14. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  15. Super Mario 3D World*
  16. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
  17. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  19. Pokémon Sword & Shield*
  20. Sea of Thieves

NPD PS5, PS4 Software: June 2021

  1. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  3. MLB The Show 21
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  5. Resident Evil Village
  6. Scarlet Nexus
  7. Minecraft
  8. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  9. Ghost of Tsushima
  10. Final Fantasy VII Remake

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. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  6. Monster Hunter: Rise
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  9. Outriders
  10. Minecraft

* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox digital sales not included

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