The Last Of Us Part 2 Is Best Selling Game Of June, According to NPD

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COVID-19 may be a problem for several major industries, however, the gaming industry hasn't been that badly affected, at least not in the sales department. More people stuck at home means more people buying games. According to the NPD Group, sales in June were higher than ever. We saw a 26 percent increase in sales related to hardware, software, and accessories compared to last year.

NPD also released the list of best-selling games of June, and unsurprisingly, The Last of Us Part 2 is on top. The title is the second-biggest Sony launch of all time, just after 2018’s Marvel's Spider-Man. TLOU2 is also the third best-selling game of this year, which is impressive because it’s only been a month since its launch and it is a PS4 exclusive. We expect it to climb the chart even further after some time.

What did catch my eye was that GTA 5 is currently standing as the fifth best-selling game of 2020, and that’s after the fact that the game was free-to-keep on the Epic Games Store for one week. A seven-year-old title is still making a dent in NPD charts.

Top 20 best-selling games of June

  1. The Last of Us Part II
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Mortal Kombat 11
  6. Red Dead Redemption II
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. NBA 2K20
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  10. Minecraft Dungeons
  11. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  12. Rainbow Six: Siege
  13. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  15. Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
  16. Borderlands 3
  17. Need for Speed: Heat
  18. P4G: Persona 4 Golden
  19. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated
  20. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Top 10 best-selling games so far this year

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  3. The Last of Us Part II
  4. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. NBA 2K20
  7. Dragon Ball Z Kakarot
  8. MLB: The Show 20
  9. Resident Evil 3
  10. Madden NFL 20

So what do you think? Have you played The Last Of US Part 2 yet? Do you think GTA 5 will continue to make money? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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