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Xbox Series X/S Leads Market Sales Over PlayStation 5




The Xbox Series X/S has come out on top as June’s best-selling console in dollar sales, according to NPD Group‘s monthly report. That means that, while Sony has continued to struggle with the distribution surrounding the dubious PlayStation 5, Microsoft has turned up trumps and carried the torch into the midway point of 2021. But with that said, the Nintendo Switch has still managed to keep a foothold on the market, selling the most units for the month.

“Xbox Series was the best-selling hardware platform in dollar sales for the month of June, while Nintendo Switch led in unit sales,” Mat Piscatella of NPD wrote in a lengthy Twitter thread.

“June video game hardware dollar sales jumped 112% when compared to June 2020, to $401M,” the thread continued. “This is the highest total achieved in a June month since 2008 ($617M). Year-to-date hardware consumer spending has increased 45% compared to 2020’s first half, to $2.3B.”

“June dollar sales of Xbox Series consoles set a new record for the Xbox platform, besting the previous high set in June 2011.”


Down but not out…

Despite the praise surrounding the Xbox Series, the PlayStation 5 still sits comfortably in the market, remaining the fastest unit selling console in US history. Even with the hardware being somewhat scarce and hard to track down, the demand has been keeping hungry gamers on their toes, refreshing stock checkers in a desperate attempt to snag the system.

In other news, Ratchet & Clank: Rifts Apart was the best-selling game of June, surpassing its predecessors by leaps and bounds with record-breaking sales figures in the US market. Below that, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War sits contently, with Mario Golf: Super Rush looking to claim the podium over the coming weeks. You can read the full breakdown published by NPD Group here.

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Jord is an aspiring journalist and self-published author, as well as a lover of all things gaming and media.