The battle for Game of the Summer has found its victor. Remnant 2 beat Diablo 4 to become the best-selling game of July 2023 in the U.S. According to the latest NPD data from Mat Piscatella, Gearbox’s Remnant 2 ranked first in July sales for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and Steam, dethroning Activision Blizzard’s Diablo IV.
Pikmin 4 was July’s other notable debut, jumping into sixth place, just behind Final Fantasy XVI. Online updates also saw the return of Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Black Ops III to the Top 20, coming in at #13 and #20 respectively.
You can see the 10 best-selling games of July 2023 below.
1. Remant 2
2. Diablo IV
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
4. Hogwarts Legacy
5. Final Fantasy XVI
6. Pikmin 4
7. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
8. Street Fighter 6
9. Elden Ring
10. MLB The Show 23
Remnant II’s ranking is partly attributed to it selling over a million copies in its first week after releasing on July 25. We called it a “triumphant sequel” in our review, and it quickly jumped to the top of Steam’s charts, fueled by a dedicated community searching for a host of easter eggs.
“Remnant II exceeded our expectations,” Gearbox Publishing San Francisco president Yoon Im said at the time. “As a commercial and critical hit, we’re incredibly proud of the Gunfire team and everyone here at Gearbox Publishing who brought this title to life.”
Remnant II is currently the 18th best-selling game of 2023, with Hogwarts Legacy at number one and Tears of the Kingdom behind it at number 2.
PS5 was the top-selling console in July
Meanwhile, the PS5 continues to top the charts despite the 19% decline in year over year hardware spending to $292 million. Hardware spending is up overall by 17 percent.
PlayStation 5 was the best-selling platform in both units and dollars last month, with the Nintendo Switch ranking second in both categories. The PS5’s DualSense Edge controller also became the best-selling game accessory of 2023 in dollar sales, driving last month’s accessory spending to $173 million, which is 8% higher than last year’s sales.
The PS5 surpassed 40 million units sold last month, trackling slightly behind PS4 in total sales. The PlayStation 5’s next big release is Spider-Man 2, which is expected to be one of the biggest releases of 2023. It’ll be out October 20 alongside a special PS5 console bundle, which you can pre-order now.
Cristina Alexander is a freelance writer for IGN. To paraphrase Calvin Harris, she wears her love for Sonic the Hedgehog on her sleeve like a big deal. Follow her on Twitter @SonicPrincess15.
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