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!

September 2022

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

  1. FIFA 23
  2. Madden NFL 23
  3. NBA 2K23^
  4. Splatoon 3^
  5. The Last of Us: Part I
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
  7. Saints Row (2022)
  8. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle
  9. Elden Ring
  10. Mario Kart 8^
  11. Minecraft
  12. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  13. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate^
  15. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  16. Horizon II: Forbidden West
  17. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  18. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  19. MLB: The Show 22
  20. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

^ digital sales not included

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1+ y ago

Industry as a whole is down year over year. Various factors involved. It’s not terrible though. Only a slight dip.


1+ y ago

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.