Top 10 Best-Selling Games in the US for June 2016

Overwatch takes the top spot, now that NPD reports include digital sales and are ranked in dollar sales.


The top ten best-selling games have been revealed by the NPD Group's monthly sales report. The top three for June are Overwatch, Grand Theft Auto V, and Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The NPD's top ten is now ranked in terms of dollar sales, rather than units sold as in the past. It's also the first to cover both physical and digital copies across all platforms with exceptions for some games. For example, digital sales for Doom, Uncharted 4, and Minecraft were not included. It's also important to note that Overwatch PC sales on were not included in the report.

Finishing off the top five are Doom and Mirror's Edge Catalyst. Lego Star Wars and Mirror's Edge are the only two games in the top ten that were released in June. Lego Star Wars' performance is impressive considering it released right at the end of the month on June 28--the report covers the period between May 29 and June 2. Mirror's Edge Catalyst, on the other hand, released on June 7.

Some of the games, such as Grand Theft Auto V and Destiny: The Taken King, were also discounted in multiple sales. On top of that, Minecraft regularly costs less than $30 on all of its available platforms.

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When it comes to the total earnings of June 2016's games, it failed to reach what the games of June 2015 accomplished. Overall video game software with digital sales included dropped 20 percent from $879.7 million last year to $652.2 million this year. Games that launched this past June saw a 67 percent decrease year-over-year. This translates to about $1.8 million fewer units sold and nearly $114 million fewer dollars earned.

Nintendo released a statement, saying Super Smash Bros. for Wii U passed the two-million copy mark, while Super Smash Bros. for 3DS passed three million copies.

When it comes to hardware, Sony took the top spot once again.

Best-Selling Games in the US for June 2016

  1. Overwatch (does not include PC sales)
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  4. Doom (does not include digital sales)
  5. Mirror's Edge Catalyst
  6. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (does not include digital sales)
  7. NBA 2K16
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  9. Destiny: The Taken King
  10. Minecraft (does not include digital sales)

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Of all the games on that list Overwatch is definitely the one I want to play right now. Something special about that game.

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I find myself buying less games yearly.

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Wow Destiny is still up there.

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It blows my mind that GTAV still continues to sell how it does

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@jshah500: in the UK its very usual that FIFA stays on the top spot from September that its released up until maybe February next year...and this happens every year despite it being a rehash every GTA doesn't seem so odd to me, its one of the current games to be 'cool' together with overwatch, so even people who usualy don't buy games, buy them, just for the hype

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@jshah500: and it'll keep maintaining the top 5 too

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Uncharted 4 and Doom really have serious staying power.

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Since no else said it, I take it upon me to be that guy: "Lego Star Wars' performance is impressive considering it released right at the end of the month on June 28--the report covers the period between May 29 and June 2"

Why would the report only cover a few days and, even more so, have anything to about say about games released at the end of June, when it only covers the last and first few days of May and June?

Well, it's at least good that it covers digital sales now, but not completely, which makes this chart a bit odd.

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Wait, that new mirrors edge came out?

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Doesn't make sense. Some games include digital sales while others do not? How can you rank them in the same top 10 then?

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DOOM, you is a beast!

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Yikes UC4 dropping fast.

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@kvally: Are you kidding me? It is doing EXTREMELY well.

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@edwardnygma: dropping fast!

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@kvally: LOL! No.

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@kvally: The fact that an exclusive game is in the top 10 says a lot about how well it's selling.

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@Arkhalipso: and dropping

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@kvally: it also says digital sales where not included when calculating sales.

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@rmiller365: Wait, so now digital sales count? You guys are so confusing. They didn't count when MS reported sales, but now they do?

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@kvally: wait, so now your blindly associating me with a group of people because I pointed out a lack of information in your comment? Cool beans. Awesome thought process you have there.

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@rmiller365: I never specified any group. I just said "guys". That sounds pretty general to me, lol.

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@kvally: lol nice backpedaling.

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@rmiller365: LOL! if you say so ;)

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@kvally: put the pom POM's down lame.

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@newagegamersare: lulz. What?

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So much more unreliable now. Some games have digital included but not others? That obviously affects the rankings. Get more digital sales data pl0x.

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@darksouls: Nah, just means a bunch of people like stuff you don't.