U.S. NPD Sept. 2022: Top 20 software, top hardware, and more
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The official numbers for the videogame industry in the United States have come in, and it was another hot month. As expected, Splatoon 3 blitzed the charts, but it wasn’t the only Switch game to crack the top 10. You can see the full breakdown for September 2022 below!
Total spending: $4.07 billion, down 4% year-on-year Software: $3.4 billion, down 7% Hardware: $490 million, up 19%
-Total spending: $38.4 billion, down 8% - Software: $33.4 billion, down 9% - Hardware: $3.3 billion, down 1%
- Sales for videogame content were down 7% last month as compared to 2021
- sales for videogame content amounted to $3.4 billion in September 2022
- games sales (games content, hardware & accessories) were down 8% to $38.4 billion
- hardware sales in September increased 19% when compared to a year ago
- PlayStation 5 ranked first in both unit and dollar sales due to improved supply
- Switch ranked 2nd in unit sales
Top 20 software sales
- FIFA 23
- Madden NFL 23
- NBA 2K23^
- Splatoon 3^
- The Last of Us: Part I
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
- Saints Row (2022)
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle
- Elden Ring
- Mario Kart 8^
- Marvel’s Spider-Man
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate^
- Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
- Horizon II: Forbidden West
- Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
- MLB: The Show 22
- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
^ digital sales not included
Industry as a whole is down year over year. Various factors involved. It’s not terrible though. Only a slight dip.
Saints Row demake is actually selling a bit. And damn people like sports games!
Mostly happy to see Splatoon 3 doing so great. It's the best in the series with ease.