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NPD: June Video Game Sales Revenue Increased 7%

20 Jul, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Spurred by a surprising 27% uptick in hardware sales, June video game revenue increased 7% to $765 million, compared with $712 million during the previous-year period, according to new data from The NPD Group.

Led by Sony’s Slim PlayStation 4 console with 1TB storage capacity, hardware revenue topped $231 million, from $182 million a year ago. It was the best June performance for PS4.

"Year to date, hardware spending has grown 19% compared to $1.4 billion,” according to industry analyst Mat Piscatella.

“The Nintendo Switch has been the catalyst,” Piscatella said in a statement. He said portable hardware spending continues to decline. Year to date, spending on portable hardware has fallen 40%.

Video game and PC boxed software dollar sales in June 2017 increased by 1% versus year ago to $375 million.

Tekken 7 from Bandai Namco was the best-selling title of the month. June marks the second consecutive month that a newly-released combat game has topped the sales chart (Injustice 2 was May's top seller).

Meanwhile, interactive gaming toys sales continued to decline, with June spending falling 40% versus a year ago.

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