Fighting games top US gaming charts in June, are cool again

Tekken 7 and Injustice 2 were the top selling video games during June in the US.

Fighting games were all the rage in the '90s, but have become less popular in the decades since. They're in the midst of a comeback, however, with June being uncharacteristically kind to the brawlers out there.

Tekken 7, released June 2, was the top selling game in the US, according to NPD Group, followed by May's Injustice 2. Perhaps most amazingly, Grand Theft Auto V was No. 3, with it still selling strong on PS4 and Xbox One despite being released in 2014 (a year after originally launching on PS3 and Xbox 360). 

Tekken and Injustice weren't just popular in the US, though. Upon its release, Tekken 7 was a top seller in both the UK and Japan. Injustice 2 was similarly popular in the UK when it was released mid-May. 

NPD Group's list of the top 10 games in the US for June is below (titles marked with an asterisk do not include digital sales):

  1. Tekken 7
  2. Injustice 2
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  5. Arms*
  6. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Overwatch
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. Horizon: Zero Dawn