PlayStation 5 Wins August In North America

According to a report by NPD, Sony’s console duo (as the PlayStation 5 has two variants) beat Microsoft’s and Nintendo’s respective product family (as the Xbox Series has two models and the Nintendo Switch has three).


The gaming industry’s performance in August 2022 was 5% worse year-on-year. Still, hardware sales were up 14% as the availability of 2020 consoles improved (and in the US, Sony has not dared to raise the price of the PlayStation 5, while it has done so virtually everywhere else!). Gamers spent $4.1 billion on games, extra content and hardware.

PlayStation 5 also took August in terms of units sold and revenue in dollars, after Nintendo Switch led the way for a long time with minor interruptions (and we remain confident that it will overtake PlayStation 4 in total sales by the end of 2022). In terms of games, August was all about US football, with Madden NFL 23, but to such an extent that Electronic Arts’ sports game, which has been re-released with minimal changes, continues to siphon money out of its community with the Ultime Team gambling, reached a top 10 spot in the 2022 overall list with, while the Saints Row reboot, which came in at number 2 in August, did not.


August 2022’s best-selling games:

  1.         Madden NFL 23
  2.         Saints Row
  3.         Marvel’s Spider-Man
  4.         Elden Ring
  5.         MultiVersus
  6.         Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7.         Minecraft
  8.         Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  9.         MLB The Show 22
  10. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  11. Digimon Survive
  12. Horizon Forbidden West
  13. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  14. Far Cry 6
  15. Soul Hackers 2
  16. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  17. Gran Turismo 7
  18. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  19. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  20. Pokemon Legends: Arceus


The 2022 overall top list so far:

  1.         Elden Ring
  2.         Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3.         Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  4.         Horizon Forbidden West
  5.         Madden NFL 23
  6.         MLB The Show 22
  7.         Call of Duty: Vanguard
  8.         Gran Turismo 7
  9.         Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


Will Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II be able to overtake FromSoftware’s outstanding Elden Ring…?

Source: WCCFTech

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