Madden NFL 23 topped the US software sales chart in August, while PS5 led monthly hardware sales.
According to data published on Tuesday by the NPD Group, 2022 marks the 23rd consecutive year that a Madden NFL game has been the top-selling title during its launch month.
This year’s series entry is already the fifth best-selling game of 2022 based on dollar sales, behind only Horizon Forbidden West, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and frontrunner Elden Ring.
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NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said Spider-Man was August’s best-seller across tracked Steam titles.
PS5 was last month’s top-selling hardware platform in both unit and dollar sales. Sony’s console is the market leader in dollar sales during 2022, but Nintendo Switch has sold more units so far this year.
Total consumer spending on game hardware, content and accessories in August dropped 5% compared to the same period last year, to $4.1 billion.
Year to date spending totalled $34.6 billion, representing a 9% decline compared to the same period in 2021, but 3% higher than the total achieved during the 2020 comparable period, NPD said.