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August 2022 NPD: PS5 finally switches after stock improvements



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If it weren’t for the well-documented PS5 stock situation, it’s fair to assume that Sony’s current-gen console would be absolutely flying right now. But as it stands, the stock-throat system is only beginning to dominate the gaming market, nearly two years after its initial launch.

Stock improvements in the US have allowed the PS5 to finally top the charts in August 2022, following a series of recent losses to the perennial Nintendo Switch. Sony’s rugged device was the best-selling hardware of the month, both in terms of units and dollar sales (according to HyperInformation). Matt Piscatella).

As for games, Madden NFL topped the dollar sales chart for August 23, followed by Saints Row, and then Marvel’s Spider-Man – which saw a huge boost for its release on PC. Overall, however, the industry is still down year-on-year in terms of overall spending, but only 5 percent.

NPD Software Top 20: August 2022

  1. Madden NFL 23
  2. Saints Row (2022)
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  4. Alden Ring
  5. multiverse#
  6. mario kart 8*
  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. Crying away 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 Legend: Arceus*

NPD PS5, PS4 Software: August 2022

  1. Madden NFL 23
  2. Saints Row (2022)
  3. Horizon Forbidden West
  4. MLB The Show 22
  5. Gran Turismo 7
  6. Alden Ring
  7. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  8. Minecraft
  9. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  10. Soul Hackers 2

* Does not include digital sales
^ Excludes Xbox and Nintendo Switch digital sales
# Founder’s Pack Edition sold only


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