According to the data of August 2022 by NPD, disclosed by the analyst of the company Mat Piscatella, PS5 it was the best-selling console of the month both in terms of total units and revenues. Yours i better revenues of 2022, at least so far, while in terms of units sold overall, Nintendo Switch is ahead of all.
This trend could also explain why Sony has chosen not to raise the price of the PS5 in the US, as it has done in all other territories. Evidently he does not want to curb sales in the area in any way, which are doing particularly well.
In total, hardware spending in August 2022 grew 14% year-over-year to $ 375 million, aided by increased PS5 and Xbox Series inventories. In any case, for now the annual figure is down by 4%. In total, Americans spent $ 2.9 billion to buy consoles from January to the end of August.
The growth in PS5 and Xbox Series sales was notable throughout the month, posting a double-digit positive percentage in both cases from the previous year. All in all, this is a good time for Microsoft and Sony, with their latest gaming machines continuing to attract general interest.
Speaking of the entire sector, total consumer spending in August 2022, on hardware, content and accessories, was 4.10 billion dollars, a figure which is back in line with that of 2020, which was 4.07 billion dollars. dollars.
In total, the US video game market has so far produced $ 34.6 billion in revenues in 2022, posting a sharp 9% decline compared to the same period in 2021, but a 3% growth compared to 2020.