Pikmin 4 and Exoprimal also debuted in the month’s top 20, while a couple of older Call of Duty titles enjoyed a surprise resurgence.
Though not as packed with major AAA releases as June, the month of July certainly wasn’t a quite month by any stretch of the imagination, and a number of new releases performed well in the US in terms of sales, as per newly released data by Circana. Shared by Circana executive director Mat Piscatella on Twitter, for the month of July, Remnant 2 was the best-selling game in the United States, enjoying an impressive debut with its sales. Shortly after the game’s announcement, developer Gunfire Games announced that it had sold over a million copies worldwide.
Other new releases saw solid debuts in the US as well. Pikmin 4 debuted in sixth place (though digital data is not included for it), while Exoprimal, which is also available via Game Pass, debuted at No. 16. Meanwhile, interestingly, a couple of older Call of Duty titles also enjoyed an unexpected resurgence in sales after multiplayer functionality was restored on Xbox consoles, with 2012’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 coming in at No. 18 (up from No. 83), and 2015’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at No. 20 (up from No. 28).
On the hardware front, the PS5 was, once again, the best-selling console of the month in the US in terms of both dollar and unit sales, with the Switch coming in second. The PS5 continues to lead the way with year-to-date numbers by both metrics.