posted 19 hours ago / 4413 viewsThe PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in the US in August 2022 in terms of units sold and sales in dollars, according to data from NPD Group. The NPD includes dates for a four-week period from July 31 to August 26.
Nintendo Switch was the second-best-selling console in terms of units sold, while the Xbox Series X | S was number two in terms of sales in dollars.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S in August 2022 recorded double-digit growth compared to August 2021. This is the second consecutive month of such growth.
Since the beginning of the year, the most copies have been sold on Nintendo Switch, while PlayStation 5 is number one in terms of revenues.
Overall video game spending in August fell five percent year-on-year from $ 4.31 billion to $ 4.10 billion. Video game content spending fell six percent from $ 3.81 billion to $ 3.59 billion, while video game hardware sales increased 14 percent from $ 329 million to $ 375 million.
Sales fell nine percent from $ 38.20 billion to $ 34.60 billion from the start of the year to 2022. Spending on video game content in 2022 fell 10 percent from $ 33.59 billion to $ 30.35 billion, while video game hardware sales fell four percent from $ 3.00 billion to $ 2.87 billion.
“Consumer spending in August 2022 on video game hardware, content and accessories declined 5% compared to the previous year to $ 4.10 billion,” said Mat Piscatella, NPD Group executive and video game industry advisor. “That sum is slightly higher than the sum of $ 4.07 billion achieved in the August 2020 tracking period.
“Spending from the beginning of the year to August 2022 was $ 34.6 billion, a 9% decrease compared to the same period in 2021, but 3% more than the $ 33.5 billion achieved in the comparable period in 2020 . Monthly consumer spending on video games in 2022 returned to 2020 levels..
“US dollar sales of video game equipment increased by 14% compared to the previous year to $ 375 million, supported by improved supply of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles. Since the start of the year, hardware spending has fallen by 4% to $ 2.9 billion. ”
Madden NFL 23 was the best-selling game in August and is the fifth-best-selling game of 2022. It is also the 23rd consecutive year that the Madden NFL title was the best-selling game of its premiere month.
“Madden NFL 23 debuted as the best-selling game in August, while also ranking 5th among the best-selling games of 2022, said Piscatella. “.
Marvel’s Spider-Man jumped the charts from ’84 in July to third in August. It was the best-selling game on Steam.
“Marvel’s Spider-Man jumped to # 3 on the best-selling list in August, up from 84 in July, ”said Piscatella.Marvel’s Spider-Man was the best seller of the month among the followed Steam titles. “
Horizon: The Forbidden West It conquered the charts from 28th to 12th and is the fourth best-selling game of 2022.
“Horizon: The Forbidden West ranked 12th best-selling game in August, thanks in part to the price promotion, “said Piscatella.” The title was 28th in the overall July standings. Horizon: The Forbidden West it is currently the fourth best-selling game of 2022 ”.
Here are the top 20 selling games by dollars as of August 2022:
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Here are the top 20 selling games since the beginning of 2022:
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