Selling software video game has suffered a slight boost in America since the beginning of the summer as confirmed by The NPD Group. Users have taken refuge in video games during the pandemic and many of them continue with this hobby to this day, even if they return to other types of activities that have little or nothing to do with it. Typically, consumer spending on everything related to video games has increased compared to the complicated year 2020.
Ratchet & Clank and Mario Golf sneak onto the podium
“Consumer spending in June 2021 on hardware, video game content and accessories grew 5% compared to a year ago, with a total of $ 4.9 billion“, confirm from The MPD Group.” Consumer spending in the first half of 2021 reached 28.9 billion dollars, an increase of 15% compared to the same period in 2020“, data that shows that the video game industry is gaining strength in 2021. The NPD Group has released a table in which you can see the best-selling video games of June in the US.
Ratchet & Clank: Una Dimensin Aparte Y Mario Golf: Super Rush, two video games that have been launched recently, have managed to sneak into the podium of the best-selling games of the month. The new Ratchet & Clank: Una Dimensin Aparte has been placed in the first position of best-selling game of the month of June. “It achieved the highest dollar sales in the month of launch of any title in the history of the franchise,” they commented. “Sales in dollars for the month of launch of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart more than doubled those of the previous maximum established by Ratchet & Clank in April 2016 “, they have explained from The MPD Group.
“Mario Golf: Super Rush has crept onto the podium as the third best-selling game of June 2021. Sales in dollars for the launch month of Mario Golf: Super Rush were the highest ever achieved by a game of Mario Golf. The previous maximum was set by Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, which was released for the Nintendo GameCube in July 2003. ” Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is positioned as the second best-selling title of the month, while Resident Evil 8: Village it’s found in the sixth Y Scarlet Nexus in the Fifth place.