NPD shows exclusives matter: God of War and Detroit Become Human outsold every Xbox One title in June in the US

Sony Santa Monica’s God of War is unstoppable. It deserves to be. From the moment you catch the Leviathan axe for the first time until the breathtaking ending the game is a total masterpiece. An experience that millions of players have shared. In the game’s launch month, it topped five million copies sold worldwide, an incredible achievement. That momentum has continued. For the period of June 3rd – July 7th:

All Formats Software

  1. Mario Tennis Aces*
  2. God of War
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. The Crew 2
  5. Far Cry 5
  6. Mario Kart 8*
  7. LEGO Incredibles
  8. FIFA 18*
  9. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  10. Detroit: Become Human
  11. Super Mario Odyssey*
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  13. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  14. NBA 2K18
  15. Call of Duty: WWII
  16. MLB The Show 18
  17. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  18. Vampyr*
  19. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze*
  20. State of Decay 2

PS4 Software

  1. God of War
  2. Detroit: Become Human
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. FIFA 18
  5. The Crew 2
  6. MLB The Show 18
  7. Far Cry 5
  8. Vampyr*
  9. LEGO Incredibles
  10. Horizon: Zero Dawn

Xbox One Software

  1. The Crew 2
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Far Cry 5
  4. State of Decay 2
  5. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  6. FIFA 18
  7. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  8. Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  9. Call of Duty: WWII
  10. Lego Incredibles
  • *Digital not included.

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So let’s analyze. The Crew 2 sits at the top of the Xbox One chart, 5th in the PS4 chart and 4th in all formats. As the game sold more copies on PS4; all Ubisoft software performs stronger on PS4 according to the company, we know that every PS4 game above The Crew 2 (at the least) outsold every single Xbox One title in June 2018. This means in God of War’s third month of sales it has outsold titles like State of Decay 2, multiplayer juggernaut PUBG and even new entry the Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy. It also means the second Playstation exclusive in the all format top ten, Detroit: Become Human, has outsold every game on Xbox One in June 2018. Another exclusive, Mario Tennis Aces topped the charts after only two weeks of sales. It became the fastest selling tennis game of all time, and this isn’t even including digital sales.

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This really is a testament to the power of exclusives. With the PS4 being the best selling current generation console yet again, Sony is seeing the direct rewards of supporting their hardware with content that is available nowhere else. With the Nintendo Switch continuing to sell strongly they are in a similar situation. It really is a testament to the experiences that Playstation and Nintendo’s first party studios are creating and their ability to draw players.

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