Thanks in part to the fact that no one can find a Nintendo Switch to buy, PlayStation 4 took back its top-seller crown in the NPD Group’s May 2017 hardware sales report.
The Switch still played a significant role in overall hardware sales, however, attributed as the “primary catalyst” for the 7 percent increase in total hardware sales compared to last year.
Software sales were a different story, seeing a 20 percent decrease for console software and a whopping 48 percent decrease for PC software compared to last May’s sales.
As far as software sales go, Injustice 2 shot to the top of the charts, overtaking last month’s top-selling game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which came in at number two. On top of that, Injustice 2, which was released last month, is already the ninth-best-selling game of 2017.
Grand Theft Auto V, which came out in 2013, moved up three spots from last month, ending up as the third highest-selling game of May 2017. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Prey rounded out the top five.
Overall software sales have experienced no growth compared to the same period last year, which is surprising considering Nintendo’s new console brought with it top-sellers Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Breath of the Wild. On top of that, overall sales for hardware, software and accessories dropped 11 percent year-on-year.
Here are the top 20 software sales for May 2017:
- Injustice 2
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
- Grand Theft Auto V
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia
- NBA 2K17
- MLB 17: The Show
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- Mass Effect: Andromeda
- Battlefield 1
- Nier: Automata
- FIFA 17
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is still the top-selling game of 2017, followed by For Honor and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, while Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1 are respectively the first and second best-selling games over the last twelve months.
It’s important to note that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Breath of the Wild, Prey, and Fire Eblem Echoes don’t count digital sales in their totals, while Overwatch doesn’t count its Battle.net sales, so these numbers (especially when it comes to Prey) don’t necessarily paint a complete picture.
Source: VG 24/7