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The official numbers for the videogame industry in the United States have come in, and it was another hot month. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope performed exceptionally well, as did Bayonetta 3. You can see the full breakdown for October 2022 below via Mat Piscatella, including sales data and the top 20 best-selling software.

October 2022

  • Total spending: $4.27 billion, flat year-on-year
  • Software: $3.7 billion, up 2%
  • Hardware: $424 million, down 10%
  • Accessories: $148 million, down 8%

Year-to-date

  • Total spending: $42.7 billion, down 7% year-on-year
  • Software: $37.2 billion, down 8%
  • Hardware: $3.8 billion, down 2%
  • Accessories: $1.7 billion, down 12%

Highlights

  • Dollar sales of video game hardware fell 10% in October when compared to a year ago
  • PlayStation 5 was the best-selling video game hardware of October in both unit and dollar sales
  • October video game content sales grew 2% vs YA
  • Eight of the top 20 best-selling premium games of October 2022 were new releases
  • Accessories spending in October declined 8% when compared to a year ago

Top 20 software sales

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  2. Gotham Knights
  3. FIFA 23
  4. Madden NFL 23
  5. NHL 23
  6. Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
  7. Persona 5
  8. NBA 2K23
  9. Bayonetta 3
  10. Elden Ring
  11. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  12. Splatoon 3
  13. Minecraft
  14. Star Ocean: The Divine Force
  15. Grounded
  16. Dragon Ball: The Breakers
  17. PGA Tour 2K23
  18. Nintendo Switch Sports
  19. NieR:Automata
  20. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

^ digital sales not included

[Games Industry, Mat Piscatella]

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neverunplaying

18d ago

Persona 5 in particular was dominated by Switch. Third on the Nintendo charts, didn’t even place on the Xbox and PlayStation charts. Nier Automata was too, but that was more obvious since it only rereleased on Switch last month.


rick-fil-a

18d ago

Not Nintendo related but I'm happy to see Star Ocean make the top 20 despite being niche and only released at the end of October.