The NationalPD Group has published its report on video game hardware, software, and accessory sales in the United States in August 2022.
According to the NationalPD, total videogame industry spending increased by 5% year over year (yoy) to $4.10 billion. Year-to-day expenditure sat at $34.6 billion, compared to 9% in 2007.
Hardware sales increased by 14% year over year in August, thanks to improved supply of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles. Year-to-date hardware expenditure increased by 4% to $2.9 billion.
PS5 was the best-selling console in unit and dollar sales in August. Switch has sold the highest number of units year-to-year, while PlayStation 5 has led the market in dollar sales. Both PS5 and Xbox Series saw double-digit growth yoy, as both consoles did last month.
Madden NFL 23 was debuted as the best-selling game of August, for the 23rd year in a row, when a Madden title was the best-selling game of its launch month.
Saints Row (2022) debuted in second place, with Marvel''s Spider-Man jumped to third on the chart for the month. It was also the month''s best-selling Steam titles.
Elden Ring has fallen to fourth place, but remains the year''s best-selling title so far. MultiVersus, who was last month named the fifth spot.
Below are the most-selling games for July, thanks to Mat Piscatella, of the NationalPD.
Both economic and demand reasons have forced the mobile sector to fall. Seeing a double-digit decline led by Google Play''s user base, where spending was reduced 22% yoy, Apple''s App Store had substantially higher spending, which is usually the case.
Year-to-day, spending is down 14% year-to-date, as did the PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller Midnight Black. The Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller is still the best-selling accessory.