After announcing yesterday what the best-selling video games were in the United States in 2022, The NPD Group has shared its report today on Consoles sold in the US market during the last year. following the general trend of recent months, the switch was best selling console in-country units, although the PS5 was who has the most money Being a more expensive system. These figures have been recorded during a temporary period in which sales have been lower than in previous years.
In particular, the sale of hardware video game content and accessories in the United States reached $7.6 billion in December, increasing annual spending in this market. $56.6 billion in 2022, While this may sound like a very large number, the truth is that it represents a 5% each In relation to the total spending by US consumers in the video game sector during 2021.
December’s figures, however, had an increase compared to December of the previous year: the $7.6 billion registered represented a 2% increase as compared to December 2021being primarily a sales segment hardware The one which has increased the most by 16% compared to the same month last year. it’s really together MembershipThe only one that has increased, as sales of video games and accessories both declined by 2% and 1%, respectively.
2022 spending totaled $56.6B, 5% below 2021 levels despite growth in hardware and subscription content spend. Factors impacting 2022 spending included continued supply constraints of console hardware, a relatively light slate of new premium releases, and macroeconomic conditions. pic.twitter.com/rqXH4Yf7VR
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) January 17, 2023
Reasons that limited spending in 2022 will disappear in 2023
Matt Piscatella, NPD Group Analyst given Some clues about this data: “Sales income of hardware And subscriptions have been offset by declines in other segments. Factors Affecting Spending in 2022 ongoing console supply restrictions, include a relatively sparse list of new releases premium and other macroeconomic conditions”. Piscatella assures 2023 could bring back the growth of the video game market Thanks to the expected big release and the end of stock problems.