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This the NPD data for August 2021, which covers the sales for United States. The gaming industry generated $4.37 billion[1].

Overall[]

A total of $329 million for Hardware. This is up 45% from 2020. For video game content, there was a total of $3.878 billion, up 5% from from 2020. For Accessories, there was a total of $164 million, flat from 2020.

In terms of hardware, this was the highest August since 2008 and third highest August overall. The Nintendo Switch leads in unit sales while the Playstation 5 leads in dollar sales. For the first time this year, Playstation 5 exceeds the Switch in dollar sales for the year to date. The Playstation 5 remains the fastest selling PlayStation platform in history after 10 months of sales.

In terms of Software, Madden NFL 22 debuted as the best selling game of the month, marking the 22nd year of the franchise achieving the best sales of its launch month. Ghost of Tsushima returns as the 2nd best-selling game due to the release of the Director's Cut version for both PS4 and PS5. Humankind achieved a strong debut, ranking 1st among tracked PC titles for the month and 5th for the year.

Lists[]

*means no Digital Data

** means no data from certain storefronts such as Battle.net

Overall Top 20[]

  1. Madden NFL 22
  2. Ghost of Tsushima
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  4. Humankind
  5. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD*
  8. Minecraft
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  10. MLB: The Show 21^
  11. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  13. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  14. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  15. Pokémon: Sword/Shield*
  16. Mortal Kombat 11
  17. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury*
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  19. Mario Golf: Super Rush*
  20. Super Mario Party*

Best Selling Games of 2021 so Far[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. MLB: The Show 21^
  3. Resident Evil: Village
  4. Madden NFL 22
  5. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury*
  6. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  8. Monster Hunter: Rise
  9. Minecraft
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Best Selling Games over the Past 12 Months[]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  2. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  3. Madden NFL 21
  4. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  5. Super Mario 3D All-Stars*
  6. NBA 2K21*
  7. Marvel’s Avengers
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  9. Mario Kart 8*
  10. FIFA 21

Switch[]

There is no digital data for Nintendo-published games

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD*
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  5. Pokémon: Sword/Shield*
  6. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury*
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  8. Mario Golf: Super Rush*
  9. Super Mario Party*
  10. Minecraft*

Playstation[]

  1. Madden NFL 22
  2. Ghost of Tsushima
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  5. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  6. MLB: The Show 21
  7. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  8. Minecraft
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  10. The Last of Us: Part II

Xbox[]

  1. Madden NFL 22
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  5. Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)
  6. It Takes Two
  7. Forza Horizon 4
  8. Marvel’s Avengers
  9. Minecraft
  10. Mortal Kombat 11

References[]



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