NPD have released its monthly tracking data and the PS4 has topped the hardware charts but Overwatch is the title that dominates the software charts. Despite reports that Uncharted 4 took the top spot in May, the NPD group have revealed that when digital is included, Overwatch in fact topped the May software chart and continued that dominance for the month of June.
This chart is a little bit different than normal. It now includes digital sales from Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam for the following publishers: Activision Blizzard, Capcom, Deep Silver, Electronic Arts, Square Enix, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. It no longer shows which platform sold the best. This is now also ranked by revenues and not unit sales, unlike previous months.
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Doom 2016**
- Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End**
- NBA 2K16
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- Destiny: The Taken King
*No Battle.net sales
**No digital sales
The big winner for June was Overwatch, which was also May’s top-selling game when you include digital. The NPD data also suggests that Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sales are still much brisker than the previous generation
“After 32 months since the launches of the PS4 and Xbox One, the combined cumulative hardware sales for these two consoles exceed the sales of their predecessors by 40 percent at the same point in their lifecycles,” said Callahan.