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Back in the old days, a video game platform was synonymous with a console—like an N64 or Xbox 360. Today, that’s quickly changing. Video games themselves are increasingly becoming platforms with the rise of DLC, Games as a Service model, and E-sports. Today, publishers and developers are pressured to deliver the content their gamers demand, when they demand it. Manufacturers, on the other hand, must know how their gamers interact with content and hardware to power the best gaming experiences. Data and insights from NPD and EEDAR can ensure you’re responsive to the needs of your gamers, so they remain loyal and don’t flee to another publisher or manufacturer.

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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"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."

Mat Piscatella Industry Analyst @MatPiscatella

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