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NPD July: Splatoon 2 and Nintendo Switch Top the Charts

by Jose Belmonte


The NPD group has release the sales charts for the month of July in North America, with Splatoon 2 making a big debut and boosting Nintendo Switch to take over the hardware list. Nintendo’s shooter and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy were mainly responsible for a 19% increase in software sales year-over-year. Activision’s nostalgic platforming game rises to number 2 this month after debuting at number 4

Other game releases include Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, which debuts at number 4 in the general chart and number 2 on the list of PS4 titles. This is in line with the recent comments by Square Enix’s president saying that the game had seen strong sales worldwide.

Previous chart-topper Tekken 7 drops to number 20, in contrast with another major fighting game, Injustice 2, which still remains as part of the top 10. It’s also worth noting a stunning 50% in sales for RPG titles in 2017 compared to the first half of 2016, mainly due to the release of games like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Nier: Automata, Persona 5, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue.

As for hardware sales, Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console thanks to the release of Splatoon 2, although PS4 remained a remarkably strong seller.

July 2017 NPD Best Sellers

  1. Splatoon 2
  2. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  6. Injustice 2
  7. Mario Kart 8
  8. Overwatch
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  10. NBA 2K17
  11. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  13. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  14. Minecraft
  15. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  16. MLB 17: The Show
  17. ARMS
  18. Battlefield 1
  19. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  20. Tekken 7

2017 NPD Best Sellers

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. For Honor
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Horizon Zero Dawn
  6. Injustice 2
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  8. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

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