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Top 10 Selling Video Games (Retail and Digital), June 2018
|Rank||Rank Last Month||Title||Publisher|
|1||NEW||Mario Tennis Aces*||Nintendo|
|2||2||God of War 2018||Sony (Corp)|
|3||6||Grand Theft Auto V||Take 2 Interactive (Corp)|
|4||NEW||The Crew 2||Ubisoft|
|5||4||Far Cry 5||Ubisoft|
|6||9||Mario Kart 8*||Nintendo|
|7||NEW||LEGO Incredibles||Warner Bros. Interactive|
|8||16||FIFA 18^||Electronic Arts|
|9||59||Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy||Activision Blizzard (Corp)|
|10||3||Detroit: Become Human||Sony (Corp)|
* - Digital Not Included | ^ - PC Digital Not Included
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