LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Switch were bestsellers in April – NPD

That NPD released its April 2022 report on sales of video game hardware, software and accessories in the United States.

Total video game industry spending fell 8% year over year to $4.3 billion, according to the NPD. Year-to-date spending on hardware, content, and accessories was also down 8% year over year to $18.3 billion.

For the month of April hardware Spending grew 16% year over year to $343 million thanks to available inventory in PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. While hardware sales were up this month, sales fell 9% year over year to $1.5 billion, which many in the industry are attributing to chip shortages that have made next-gen consoles hard to find .

Nintendo Switch sold the most units in April and is the best-selling console year-to-date. The Xbox Series was the second best-selling console of the month, coming in at the same position year-to-date.

In dollar sales, PS5 led April, followed by Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch. Year-to-date, Xbox Series X/S leads in dollar sales, followed by PS5 and Switch.

Taking into account the new sales figures, the Switch is now the fourth best-selling console in the US of all time, surpassing the PlayStation 4. The console’s sales are behind only the PS3, Wii and Xbox 360, making it the sixth best-selling console overall.

In softwareLEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga debuted as April’s best-selling game and is currently the second best-selling game of 2022. If you check out the software charts for each platform below (via Matte piscatella), you’ll find that it was the best-selling game of the month across all platforms, including Steam.

Released on April 5th, the game has sold over 3.2 million copies in two weeks, making it the largest launch in LEGO game history.

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Elden Ring, which was the top seller in both February and March, was the second best-selling title in April and is currently the best-selling game year-to-date. It surpassed Call of Duty: Vanguard as the top-selling premium game for the 12-month period ended April 2022.

As of May 11, Elden Ring has sold over 13.4 million units worldwide.

Completing the top 5 for April was MLB The Show 22 in third place, followed by Kirby and the Forgotten Land and Nintendo Switch Sports respectively.

Mobile spend growth has slowed in the US, but even so, usage of the top titles in the category remains strong.

The top earners for April 2022 were Candy Crush Saga, Roblox, Coin Master, Evony: The King’s Return, Royal Match, State of Survival: Zombie War, Bingo Blitz, Clash of Clans, Genshin Impact and Call of Duty: Mobile.

Sale of Accesories down 10% year over year to $151 million in April. Year-to-date spending on accessories fell 15% to $743 million. This month, the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller Black was the top-selling accessory, but year-to-date, the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller remains the top-selling accessory.

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