According to recently reported sales figures from The NPD Group, the PlayStation 5 was the best-selling video game console in the United States in August in both units sold and dollars generated from sales. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch was second in terms of units sold. The Xbox Series X|S placed second in terms of dollar sales.
That wasn’t the only interesting piece of information to come out of this report. The NPD Group also said that overall spending on video games decreased by 5% year-over-year in August, going from $4.31 billion to $4.10 billion.
Additionally, year-to-date video game sales are down 9% this year from $38.20 billion to $34.60 billion. Spending on video game content is down 10% this year.
“August 2022 consumer spending across video game hardware, content and accessories declined 5% when compared to a year ago, to $4.10 billion,” said The NPD Group’s Executive Director, Mat Piscatella. “This total is slightly higher than the $4.07 billion total reached during the August 2020 tracking period.”
It’s not all bad news, though. Video game hardware sales have reportedly increased by 14% this year from $329 million to $375 million.
(All information was provided by VGChartz)
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