Thanks to the discharge of its Director’s Cut, Ghost of Tsushima climbed to the highest of August 2021 gross sales charts in the United States, settling for the second place, in line with information shared by NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella.

It was a very good month for Sony each in phrases of {hardware} gross sales and software program gross sales. On the {hardware} entrance, PS5 continues to steer the U.S. market in greenback gross sales. Ten months on, it stays the fastest-selling PlayStation platform in historical past, being a greenback gross sales market chief each in August and yr up to now.

On the software program facet, Ghost of Tsushima wasn’t the one Sony-published title that made it into the highest charts. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales rounded up the highest 5, beating quite a few high-profile multiplatform titles, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart sat simply outdoors the highest ten. The Last of Us Part II additionally jumped up as soon as once more following a gross sales promotion.

Overall, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War stays the best-selling game yr up to now, adopted by MLB: The Show 2021. Resident Evil Village, Madden NFL 22, and Super Mario 3D World rounded up the highest 5.

Notably absent in the gross sales charts is Double Fine’s Psychonauts 2, thanks in half to the game’s launch on Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft doesn’t present digital information to NPD.

Consumer spending final month grew seven p.c year-on-year, setting an August file of $4.4 billion throughout {hardware}, software program, and equipment. Speaking of the latter, PS5’s white DualSense stays the best-selling accent yr up to now. But in August, particularly, Xbox’s Elite Series 2 controller was the best-selling accent.

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