Diablo 4 dominates US sales chart in June
Circana, formerly known as NPD, has released its June 2023 report for consumer spending, and it finds Diablo 4 dominating the US chart.
According to the firm, Diablo 4 was the best-selling game of June and the third best-selling game of 2023 year-to-date.
Blizzard’s RPG wasn’t the only debut to crack the top 20 for June, as four other new releases hit the chart. These include Final Fantasy 16 in second, Street Fighter 6 in third, F1 23 in 15th, and Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life hitting 17th place on the chart.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, May’s number one title, fell to fourth place, followed by Hogwarts Legacy, Modern Warfare 2, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, MLB: The Show 23, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Marvel’s Spider-Man rounding out the top 10, respectively.
Street Fighter 6 is currently the 10th best-selling game of 2023 year-to-date, with release sales double those of Street Fighter 5.
Software spending reached $4.1 billion, an increase of 7% compared to June 2022. Console and PC Digital Premium Download spending for the month increased by more than 50% year-over-year (yoy).
In hardware, spending increased 22% yoy to $454 million, making it the highest hardware spend for a June month since June 2008 when hardware hit $617 million.
PlayStation 5 was the best-selling hardware platform in both unit and dollar sales during June 2023, with double-digit percentage growth in spending offsetting declines in spending on Xbox Series X/S and Switch.
Consumer spending on PlayStation hardware reached its highest June total since 2008, while unit sales were the highest achieved since June 2010.
PlayStation 5 continues to lead 2023 across both unit and dollar sales.
For accessories, June spending increased 14% yoy to $214 million. The best-selling accessories per dollar sales were PlayStation 5 DualSense gamepads, led by the DualSense Edge. The PlayStation 5 DualSense Edge remains the best-selling accessory of 2023 in dollar sales.
As a whole, June 2023 US spending on videogame accessories, content, and hardware increased 9% yoy to $4.7 billion, making it the second highest June month, compared to June 2021’s $4.8 billion.