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Sony has once again proven that when it’s able to put PS5 stock on shelves, it’s able to generate dizzying sales statistics. For the month of June 2022, the new-gen system delivered double digit dollar sales growth year-over-year in the United States – and has driven the most revenue across all hardware platforms in the first half of the year. It’s worth noting that the Japanese giant’s console sells at a higher average MSRP than the Nintendo Switch, which outperformed it in raw unit numbers.

Nevertheless, it’s a welcome statistic for Sony – especially with overall hardware sales down eight per cent year-over-year. As reported previously, the US industry is in a bit of a slump, with sales for the first half of the year through June 2022 down 10 per cent year-over-year. This can be attributed to a number of things, including ongoing energy price increases and an overall lack of new-gen console availability.

PlayStation had a pretty good month overall, though, with MLB The Show 22 continuing to be the quiet smash hit in its first-party portfolio. The game finished fourth overall in the June 2022 software charts, increasing on its position during the previous month, and is currently the fifth best-selling game of 2022 so far, behind only its fellow Sony published compatriot, Horizon Forbidden West. Meanwhile, the DualSense controller continues to dominate peripheral sales.

NPD Software Top 20: June 2022

  1. Elden Ring
  2. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3. Mario Strikers: Battle League*
  4. MLB The Show 22^
  5. Overwatch
  6. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*
  7. Nintendo Switch Sports*
  8. Kirby and the Forgotten Land*
  9. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  10. Minecraft
  11. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  12. F1 22
  13. Monster Hunter: Rise
  14. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles
  15. Super Smash Bros Ultimate*
  16. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes*
  17. Sonic Origins
  18. Pokémon Legends Arceus*
  19. The Quarry*
  20. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

NPD PS5, PS4 Software: June 2022

  1. Elden Ring
  2. MLB The Show 22
  3. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  5. Horizon Forbidden West
  6. The Quarry*
  7. Overwatch
  8. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  9. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  10. Gran Turismo 7

* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox and Nintendo Switch digital sales not included