The NPD released its February 2022 report covering sales of video game hardware, software, and accessories in the United States.
According to the NPD, consumer spending in February 2022 on video game hardware, content and accessories fell 6% year-over-year to $4.4 billion. The drop was widespread, but hardware showed the biggest drop year-on-year. Spending to date reached $9.1 billion, down 4% compared to the same period in 2021.
Hardware dollar revenue fell 27% year-on-year to $295 million with dollar sales to date down 5% year-on-year to $685 million. The drop could be due to continued limited supply.
In February 2022, the Switch was the best-selling console in both units and dollars. Xbox Series X/S comes in second in both units and dollars. As of now, PlayStation 5 leads in dollar sales.
In software, Elden Ring launched as the best-selling game of February 2022 as well as from 2022 to present. Elden Ring’s launch month sales were the second-highest of any tracked title released in the past 12 months, behind only Call of Duty: Vanguard. In its second week of launch, Elden Ring was the fifth best-selling game in the 12-month period ending February 28, 2022. Elden Ring topped the Steam and Xbox platforms in February, while ranking at number two. two on PlayStation.
Horizon Forbidden West exclusively on PlayStation is the second best-selling game of the month and the best-selling game on the PlayStation platform. The dollar sales of the PS5 version set a new launch month record for the console.
Total War: Warhammer 3 launched as the fifth best-selling game of the month, and also ranked second on Steam.
The best-selling games on each platform can be found below.
During the month, United States mobile spending on games fell 2.5% year-on-year. The top 10 games for February were Candy Crush Saga, Roblox, Coin Master, Genshin Impact, Pokemon GO, Garena Free Fire, Evony: The King’s Return, Clash of Clans, Homescapes, and Royal Match.
Discount accessory down 7% year-on-year to $180 million. As of now, accessory sales are down 11% to $365 million. The Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller has been the best-selling accessory for both February and year-to-date.
https://www.vg247.com/switch-was-the-best-selling-console-in-february-elden-ring-debut-tops-the-software-chart-npd Switch is February’s best-selling console, Elden Ring’s debut tops software charts – NPD