According to NPD, the U. S. game sales charts for August were topped by a new installment of Madden‘s NFL 22 sports simulator.
The month turned out to be a record for the industry in the United States, as user spending on games reached $4. 4 billion, up 7% from the previous year.
In total, nearly $38 billion was spent in the year, which is 13% higher than in 2020. Console sales increased 45% to $329 million, setting a new record for the month — previously the championship belonged to August 2008.
This segment spent $3 billion in 2021, up 49% from the previous one. The best-selling console of the month (and, it seems, of the year) was the Nintendo Switch, followed by the PlayStation 5.
With that, the PS5 is still considered to be the fastest-selling PlayStation console in history. Ghost of Tsushima also returned to the game charts, thanks to the release of the director’s version.
Chart for August (ranked in July): Madden NFL 22 (new) Ghost of Tsushima (110) Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War (2) Humankind (novelty) Marvel‘s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (8) Mario Kart 8 (4) *The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (1) * Minecraft (5) Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (20) MLB: The Show 21 (7). *unaccounted for digital sales More on Gamemania Twitch changed policy on refund for subscription Andy Surkis on Venom and Spider-Man crossover: “It will take place” PS5 is out second major system upgrade.