Is Competition Brewing Between The Xbox Series And The PlayStation 5?

The NPD Group has released its June 2021 report for North America, and surprisingly, the PlayStation 5 was not called victorious.


Last month, the players have spent 4.9 billion dollars in gaming altogether, which, despite the pandemic, was still a 5% year-on-year increase, and this is a respectable result. Although the Nintendo Switch (including the Nintendo Switch Lite model as well) sold the most units last month, in terms of dollar sales, the Xbox Series duo managed to take the lead!

We do not know how Microsoft managed to pull this victory in, but it could be the fact that the Redmond-based company is starting to get over the lack of shortage in components and consoles, and is capable of providing more units than Sony with the PlayStation 5. This is why we should keep an eye on the July results: if Microsoft remains on top, then there might be some true competition happening for this console generation…

And here’s June top 20, which was taken by Sony, but even Nintendo’s new exclusive got on the podium, albeit behind the current Activision Blizzard cash cow…


  1.         Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  2.         Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  3.         Mario Golf: Super Rush
  4.         MLB The Show 21
  5.         Scarlet Nexus
  6.         Resident Evil: Village
  7.         Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8.         Minecraft
  9.         Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  10. Mortal Kombat 11
  11. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  13. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  14. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  15. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  16. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
  17. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  19. Pokemon Sword & Shield
  20. Sea of Thieves


And here’s the top ten for the first half of 2021 so far. The new Call of Duty, as well as Halo Infinite, are guaranteed to turn this list on its head by the end of the year:


  1.         Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  2.         Resident Evil: Village
  3.         MLB The Show 21
  4.         Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  5.         Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  6.         Monster Hunter: Rise
  7.         Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8.         Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  9.         Outriders
  10. Minecraft


It’s interesting to see that Nintendo is ahead of Sony, as MLB The Show, Sony’s baseball game, has gone MULTIPLATFORM.

Source: WCCFTech

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