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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Super Mario Maker 2! The side-scrolling platform-slash-game-creation-system is officially the best selling game of June 2019, according to The NPD Group (via VentureBeat).
Mat Piscatella, NPD analyst, also confirmed the news on Twitter.
US NPD SW – June 2019 Top 20 Sellers – Super Mario Maker 2 is the best-selling game of June 2019. pic.twitter.com/Ik2YZ7RuDg
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) July 18, 2019
Super Mario Maker 2 beat out Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled, Mortal Kombat 11, Grand Theft Auto V, and even Minecraft to claim the top spot for June.
However, as Piscatella points out, Mortal Kombat 11 is currently the best-selling game of 2019 to date.
The chart for the top 20 best selling games of June 2019, sorted by dollar sales, not number of units sold, in the US is as follows:
- Super Mario Maker 2*
- Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
- Marvel’s Spider-Man
- NBA 2K19
- Mario Kart 8*
- Days Gone
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
- Red Dead Redemption II
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
- MLB 19: The Show
- Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII**
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2**
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe*
- Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
- Super Mario Party*
- God of War 2018
*Does not include digital sales
**Does not include PC digital sales
***Minecraft digital sales include Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Super Mario Maker 2 is a Nintendo Switch exclusive and sequel to the Wii U game Super Mario Maker. In the game, players can create their own courses using assets from various different entries in the Super Mario series. They can also play courses from other players and complete the game’s Story Mode.
You can check out the game’s official Nintendo page here.