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August 2022 NPD: PS5 Finally Outsells Switch Following Stock Improvements


PS5 Sales August
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If it wasn’t for the well-documented PS5 inventory scenario, it is truthful to imagine that Sony’s current-gen console can be completely flying proper now. But because it stands, the stock-strangled system is just simply beginning to dominate the gaming market, shut to 2 years after its preliminary launch.

Stock enhancements within the US have allowed the PS5 to lastly high the charts in August 2022, following a string of latest defeats to the evergreen Nintendo Switch. Sony’s hefty gadget was the best-selling {hardware} of the month, each when it comes to models and greenback gross sales (as per the extremely informative Mat Piscatella).

As for video games, Madden NFL 23 topped the greenback gross sales charts for August, adopted by Saints Row, after which Marvel’s Spider-Man — which noticed an enormous increase because of its launch on PC. Overall, although, the business’s nonetheless down year-on-year when it comes to total spend, however solely by 5 per cent.

NPD Software Top 20: August 2022

  1. Madden NFL 23
  2. Saints Row (2022)
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  4. Elden Ring
  5. MultiVersus#
  6. Mario Kart 8*
  7. Minecraft
  8. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  9. MLB The Show 22^
  10. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  11. Digimon Survive
  12. Horizon Forbidden West
  13. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  14. Far Cry 6
  15. Soul Hackers 2
  16. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  17. Gran Turismo 7
  18. Kirby and the Forgotten Land*
  19. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  20. Pokemon Legends: Arceus*

NPD PS5, PS4 Software: August 2022

  1. Madden NFL 23
  2. Saints Row (2022)
  3. Horizon Forbidden West
  4. MLB The Show 22
  5. Gran Turismo 7
  6. Elden Ring
  7. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  8. Minecraft
  9. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  10. Soul Hackers 2

* Digital gross sales not included
^ Xbox and Nintendo Switch digital gross sales not included
# Founder’s Pack Edition gross sales solely



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