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Top 10 Selling Video Games (Retail and Digital), June 2020

RankRank Last MonthTitlePublisher
1 NEW The Last of Us: Part II Sony
2 1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Activision Blizzard
3 3 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
4 2 Grand Theft Auto V Take 2 Interactive
5 5 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros. Interactive
6 6 Red Dead Redemption II Take 2 Interactive
7 835 Ring Fit Adventure Nintendo
8 4 NBA 2K20 Take 2 Interactive
9 11 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe* Nintendo
10 14 Minecraft Dungeons* Microsoft

* Digital sales on Nintendo eShop not included

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Mat Piscatella
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"Expanding accessibility to content, along with a growing population of gamers, is transforming the industry from an entertainment medium to a lifestyle. Because of this evolution, opportunities in video games have never been more appealing."

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