NPD July: PS5 Drives Record-Setting Month

1 : Anonymous2021/08/13 17:15 ID: p3pm8g
NPD July: PS5 Drives Record-Setting Month
2 : Anonymous2021/08/13 18:15 ID: h8t8w6u

MLB The Show is the 2nd best selling game in this year in the US. I didn't know baseball games were as popular as games like Resident Evil 8 which it surpassed. It also become the best selling game in the franchise despite it being available on Game Pass.

ID: h8tgyue

Isn't it kind of obvious this years MLB is the best selling game in the franchise? Doesn't matter if it's on Gamepass or not, it surely sold more on Xbox than the years before when it wasn't even on there.

ID: h8to5zq

Right? The game got a new addressable market of 60+ million people, how wouldn’t sell much better than before

3 : Anonymous2021/08/13 18:43 ID: h8td20u

Good to see Sony picking up the pace in the U.S again.

From the Article.

Hardware Sales

July video game hardware dollar sales grew 98% when compared to July 2020, to $323 million. This is the highest total achieved in a July month since 2008 ($447M), and the third highest July month total in history. Year-to-date hardware spending has increased 50% when compared to the same period in 2020, reaching $2.7 billion. PlayStation 5 led the hardware market in dollar sales for the month of July, while Nintendo Switch once again led in unit sales. Nintendo Switch is the best-selling video game hardware year-to-date in both unit and dollar sales.

Software Sales

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword was the best-selling game of July 2021. It is the first Nintendo published title to lead the monthly best-sellers chart since the launch of Super Mario 3D world in the February 2021 tracking month. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin debuted as the third best-selling game of July 2021. Launch month sales of Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin more than tripled the lifetime sales of Monster Hunter Stories, originally released on Nintendo 3DS in 2017. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ranked as the 2nd best-selling game of the month of July, and remains the best-selling game of 2021 year-to-date. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the best-selling game of the month on both the PlayStation and Xbox platforms. MLB The Show 21 surpassed Resident Evil: Village to become the 2nd best-selling game of 2021. Year-to-date sales of MLB The Show 21 are the highest in franchise history.
ID: h8tr8ot

Well let's see.

Is no shit. We have new consoles. Of course sales are more than last year.

Again no shit. New hardware means more hardware sales. Stop comparing to 2020.

(And 4) Finally some interesting info. But ps5 costs more than the switch by a lot and we already know ps5 has much more production than series x. So this is another obvious thing. Both ps5 and xsx are sold out constantly. So whoever makes the most will "win" switch is doing well though but since the console is older it's earning less money.

Software side.

To no one's surprise it seems new games did well and the same old successful franchises did well. No major surprised aside mlb the show doing better than re village imo.

ID: h8uob5o

This is just a snapshot in time to give a baseline. Something to reference back to 1, 5, 10 years down the line.

So there doesn't necessarily have to be anything shocking or surprising.

ID: h8u4pj6

Yeah, its kinda unfair to put Switch vs PS5 in terms of dollar sales. Switch needs to sell nearly double to beat PS5 in that regard. And honestly it's not all too important

ID: h8tsni9

Tbh seeing as The Show has always been a PS exclusive I’m not shocked at all by the sales increase now that it’s also on Xbox. Not sure they ever had a decent baseball game the last 10 years

4 : Anonymous2021/08/13 18:03 ID: h8t7203


5 : Anonymous2021/08/14 02:27 ID: h8v4f6z

Back to the status quo June was an anomaly that won't happen too often this generation

6 : Anonymous2021/08/13 21:28 ID: h8u27w5

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD was the best-selling game of the month, the first Nintendo-published title to earn that accolade since Super Mario World: Odyssey.

This is a typo. It’s supposed to be 3D World. I read that and thought it’s impossible it’s been since Odyssey.

ID: h8wt639

The game is also just called Super Mario Odyssey. Where did this guy find that name lmao.

7 : Anonymous2021/08/13 19:58 ID: h8toaxo

In Germany this Organization‘s name is s really poor choice

8 : Anonymous2021/08/14 01:40 ID: h8uyqwc

Skyward Sword is the #1 game? How sad! A half assed port of a 10 year old game sold at FULL PRICE. Nintendo fans will literally buy anything that is thrown at them.

9 : Anonymous2021/08/14 13:35 ID: h8wqcdj

Sony and Nintendo: If we make it they will sell.

Xbox: Series S now $30 off.

ID: h8y9xm3

Where's that, do you have a link? I actually would like to buy one soon. 30 bucks off hell yeah.

ID: h8yuiqu

I’ve seen screen shots but they were in the UK and Germany I believe.

ID: h8ydtzp

Aren't the Series consoles selling very well? That was the word.


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