According to the latest report in their monthly sales report, the NPD Group has announced that the PlayStation 5 released the top five consoles in the last month. The organization announced that EA Sports ranks Madden FL above the best selling chart. Sony and Microsoft will also be happy to hear that the PS5 and Xbox S and X saw a double-digit percentage of activity over the same period last year.
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A US National Bomb (NPD) – Since the 1980s, consumer spending on video games, games, content and other products has increased 5% to $4.10 billion since last year. This total is slightly higher than the $4.07 billion raised in Fall 2020.
Math Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) September 20, 2022
The study showed that the US gaming industry earned $4.10 billion in sales of games, consoles and accessories in August 2022. Although the number is no higher than two years ago, the value of this number shows a 5 percent decrease from last year’s $4.31 billion.
In August 2022, EA’s PS5 and Madden NFL 23 are the best-selling consoles and games, respectively.
Mat Piscatella, Director and Videogame Industry Advisor for the NPD Group, told me, “This is the story of a movie.”
Year-to-date spending through August 2022 was $34.6 billion. That decline was 5% over the same period as 2021, but 33% higher than the $33.3 billion achieved in the comparable 2020 period. Monthly consumer spending in 2022 has increased to 2020 levels.
Piscatella released the comprehensive monthly sales report on Twitter and a wide range of games and hardware sales data for August. In this report, the PlayStation 5 ranks in the top 5 of the hardware market despite a significant price increase. But the Nintendo Switch continues to be the best-selling console he’s given.
According to the NPD group report, the newly released EA Sports Madden NFL 23 had the highest single game sales for the 23rd consecutive year. A new Madden NFL game will be most profitable in its first month. A few weeks after its release, the game now ranks fifth in the ranking of the best-selling games of 2022.
Interestingly, despite all the negative reviews, the recently released Saints Row reboot took second place, and another new game, Spider-Man, took third place. All of the top five positions for August are Elden Ring and MultiVersus in fourth and fifth. Prior to this report, Elden Ring was the second best-selling game in July, while MultiVersus held the first position that month. In addition, Elden Ring became the best-selling game of all time after selling one million units.
This PS5 DualSense Midnight Black controller was the best-selling accessory in August and the Xbox Elite 2 controller maintained its position as the best-selling accessory in 2022.
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