Ghost of Tsushima was the best-selling game of July 2020, and has also become the 5th best-selling game of 2020, the fastest selling release from Sucker Punch Productions, and had the 4th highest launch month dollar sales in US history for a Sony published title.
As revealed by The NPD Group’a Mat Piscatella, Ghost of Tsushima was just ahead of both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Paper Mario: The Origami King, the latter of which has now become the fastest selling title in Paper Mario history, surpassing the previous record holder, Super Paper Mario.
The Last of Us Part 2, which was the best-selling game in June 2020, was the 4th best-selling game of July. Its lifetime dollar sales are now the 3rd highest for a Sony published game in US history, trailing only Marvel’s Spider-Man and 2018’s God of War.
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris debuted at #10 this month, making it the highest ranked placement for a Sword Art Online title. The full list of July 2020’s top 20 best-selling games is as follows;
July 2020’s Best-Selling Games
- Ghost of Tsushima
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Paper Mario: The Origami King
- The Last of Us: Part 2
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Ring Fit Adventure
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris
- Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Rainbow Six Siege
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- MLB: The Show 20
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- Need for Speed: Heat
- Marvel’s Spider-Man
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Video game spending as a whole reached $3.6 billion in July 2020, which is a 32% increase year-on-year. Additionally, digital content spending has increased by 41% in the same time frame.
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It’s important to note that The NPD Group is now reclassifying video game software as video game content, which includes “total market Physical & Digital Full Game, DLC/MTX and Subscription consumer spending across Console, Cloud, Mobile, Portable, PC and VR platforms.”
While Nintendo Switch was once again the best selling console in July 2020, hardware spending as a whole was down 2% to $166 million when compared to July 2019.
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