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The month of June saw the console industry breathe a sigh of relief after the rather dismal performances all around during May. All major platforms saw improvements in sales, with PlayStation 5 growing by 2%, Xbox Series X/S by 31%, and the Nintendo Switch by 24%.

It's a healthy improvement, particularly given the ongoing supply constraints affecting all major platform holders. Keep in mind, however, that the console market overall is currently down by 39.1% so far this year.

Looking at software, 2.5 million digital and boxed games were sold during June (also keep in mind that Nintendo doesn't include digital sales in its own figures, so this total may be off slightly), which is certainly a respectable amount.

In terms of Switch games, Mario Strikers: Battle League Football was the only new entry for the console, since both Nintendo Switch Sports and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga both released in April. Mario Strikers came in at number 9, but again, this might have been higher if Nintendo would factor in their digital sales. Regardless, it's a decent result for the relatively niche title, though we doubt its initial success will be replicated going forwards.

Here are the top ten games for the month of June:

1 F1 22 (EA)
2 FIFA 22 (EA)
3 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros)
4 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
5 The Quarry (2K Games)
6 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
7 Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo)
8 Horizon: Forbidden West (Sony)
9 Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (Nintendo)
10 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (EA)

Overall, it's been a good month for games; hopefully, with the upcoming launch of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 at the end of the month, we'll see some healthy figures for July, too.

What do you make of the sales results for June? We imagine there'll be plenty more Switch console sales too thanks to some cracking deals in the Amazon Prime day sale...

[source gamesindustry.biz]