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July 2020 NPD: Ghost Of Tsushima Becomes Sucker Punch's Fastest Selling Release

Ghost of Tsushima had a huge launch month in July, becoming the fifth best-selling game of the year so far.


The NPD Group has released its latest sales results in the US for July 2020, which has seen another month of growth for the industry as consumers chose to focus on video games as they stayed indoors. Hardware sales slowed down slightly in July, but spending on game content reached $3.6 billion.

This figure also includes a new metric from the NPD, in the form of "Video Game Content," which is a combination of microtransactions, downloadable content, subscriptions, and more.

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"Consumer spending across video game hardware, content, and accessories totaled $3.6 billion in July 2020, increasing 32% when compared to a year ago," NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. "Double-digit percentage spending gains in accessories, subscription, mobile, and both digital full game as well as post-launch spending on console and PC offset a slight decline in hardware. Year-to-date spending reached $26 billion, 21% higher than the same period in 2019. Content, hardware, and accessory spending are each over 20% higher when compared to the same period a year ago."

Ghost of Tsushima, Sony's fastest-selling new IP on PlayStation 4, was the top-selling game in July and the fifth best-selling game of the year so far. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare took the number two slot, while Paper Mario: The Origami King on the Nintendo Switch came in at third, becoming the best-selling entry in the Paper Mario series.

Check out the full results below.

July 2020 NPD Software Sales

  1. Ghost of Tsushima
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. Paper Mario: The Origami King
  4. The Last of Us: Part II
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  6. Ring Fit Adventure
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  10. Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris
  11. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wil
  13. Rainbow Six: Siege [Tom Clancy's]
  14. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  15. MLB: The Show 20
  16. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  17. Need for Speed: Heat
  18. Marvel's Spider-Man
  19. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  20. Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Best Selling Games Year-to-Date

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  3. The Last of Us: Part II
  4. Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  5. Ghost of Tsushima
  6. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  7. MLB: The Show 20
  8. Resident Evil 3
  9. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  10. Mortal Kombat 11
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