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February 2023 Circa: PS5 Towers over Rivals, US Drives the industry towards positive benefits



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A little housekeeping to get out of the way before we get on with the latest US sales chart: NPD is now named Sarcana, but it’s compiling the same data you’ll already be familiar with, so nothing’s changed here. is And the surprise is that it was exactly too much month for the PS5, as it topped its rivals in terms of both units and dollar sales. No one tells Congress members lobbying from Microsoft’s home state!

The increase in PS5 hardware spending actually bucked the overall trends of the US industry, leading it to a 29 percent increase in hardware spending year-over-year. Perhaps unsurprisingly, The Last of Us continued to climb behind HBO’s critically acclaimed television show, with the PS5 remake Part I in sixth place and the PS4 Part II up 23 places to 18th. went Sony will surely be happy with those results.

It was a really good month for new software releases, especially for great Japanese franchises. Wild Hearts debuted in eighth place, for example, in front of Like a Dragon: Ishin and Octopath Traveler 2. While it is difficult to draw many conclusions about it how These titles have sold so many copies, it’s good to see them in the top half of the charts. Unsurprisingly, Hogwarts Legacy topped the list, and is now the best-selling game of 2023 so far.

Another thing is worth noting that s of PSVR2 The launch helped offset a decline in controller spending, driving sales in the accessories sector up 13 percent year-on-year. Overall, it was a great month for the industry, with spending totaling $4.6 billion, up six percent from February 2022.

Sarcana Software Top 20: February 2023

  1. The legacy of Hogwarts
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  3. Dead space
  4. Madden NFL 23
  5. FIFA 23
  6. The Last of Us: Part 1
  7. Alden Ring
  8. wild heart
  9. Dragon-like: Isshin
  10. Octopath Traveler 2
  11. Ragnarok God of War
  12. Minecraft
  13. mario kart 8*
  14. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet*
  15. Kirby’s Return to Dreamland*
  16. Company of Heroes 3
  17. Sonic Frontiers
  18. The Last of Us: Part 2
  19. NBA 2K23*
  20. Theatrical Rhythm: Final Bar Line*

* Does not include digital sales


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