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Ghost of Tsushima’s Director’s Cut Release Made It One of the Best-Selling Games Last Month

In July, Ghost of Tsushima was the one hundred and tenth best-selling sport by greenback gross sales in the US — not even value a point out in a gross sales roundup. In August, because of the Director’s Cut release, it shot as much as No. 2.

According to The NPD Group, it was second solely to Madden NFL 22, which took the high spot in its launch month for the twenty second 12 months in a row and have become the fourth best-selling sport of the total 12 months thus far. For the 12 months, it is at the moment sitting behind Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, MLB The Show 21, and Resident Evil: Village, although if historical past is any indication we’ll see Call of Duty: Vanguard blast previous all of them later this 12 months.

Humankind debuted in August as the best-selling PC sport and the fourth best-selling sport total, whereas The Last of Us Part 2 jumped from No. 23 to No. 10 thanks to varied retail promotions.

On the {hardware} aspect, gross sales in August had been up 45% from final 12 months to $329 million — as soon as once more not a stunning enhance provided that this time final 12 months everybody was holding off on shopping for consoles whereas ready for the new ones. That mentioned, the final time gross sales had been that prime was in 2008, just a few years after the launch of the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360.

The Nintendo Switch was as soon as once more the finest promoting console for the month in unit gross sales and stays the best-selling console of the 12 months thus far, although the PS5 beat it in each classes for those who have a look at greenback gross sales and stays the fastest-selling PlayStation console ever.

Accessories spending was flat at $164 million, with the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless controller as the best-selling accent for the month. The PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller White remained in the high spot for the 12 months thus far.

In complete, spending on all video games {hardware}, content material, and equipment in August was up 7% from final 12 months to a complete of $4.4 billion.

The following are the high ten best-selling video games for August 2021 by greenback gross sales. As all the time, take into account that this doesn’t embrace digital gross sales of a number of main sport publishers, together with Take-Two Interactive and Nintendo, and solely counts bodily gross sales for these video games, that means some video games might have bought greater than they seem to:

  1. Madden NFL 22
  2. Ghost of Tsushima
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  4. Humankind
  5. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  6. Mario Kart 8
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  8. Minecraft
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  10. MLB: The Show 21

Rebekah Valentine is a information reporter for IGN. You can discover her on Twitter @duckvalentine.

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