Nintendo Switch is the best-selling console of 2022 in the US in terms of sales
According to NPD, the numbers are up and the Nintendo Switch is the best-selling console for 2022 in the United States based on units sold. However, the system that brings in the most dollar sales in 2022 is the PlayStation 5 in part due to the higher sticker price compared to the Switch.
Specifically, in December 2022, the PS5 ranked first in dollar sales and the Switch topped the chart in unit sales. Hardware spending in December rose 16% to $1.5 billion, while hardware revenue for the full year 2022 in the US came in at $6.6 billion, up 8% year-over-year.
The NPD report has absolutely no information on how the Xbox platform will perform in December 2022 or the whole of 2022.
Spending on console games in December 2022 in the US fell 1% to $5.5 billion, while game sales for the whole of 2022 fell 7% to $47.5 billion. USD. Every segment in game content except subscriptions suffers year-over-year declines. Specifically, mobile games saw a decline in 2022, especially shooting games saw a marked decline in 2022, down 26% year-over-year.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is The #1 selling game in the US for December 2022 and all year. You can See the full top 10 sales rankings here.
Across all sectors, total spending on the video game market reached $7.6 billion for December 2022 (+2%) and $56.6 billion (-5%) for the full year. The NPD said the fact that new consoles continued to experience “supply constraints” contributed to the year-over-year decline in total sales in 2022, as well as a flurry of new games and conditions. “relatively mild” macroeconomics.
For its part, Sony believes the PS5 shortage is basically over.
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