2023 began with a series of important releases, such as Fire Emblem Engage, For spoken and Dead Space remake.
In this way, the NPD Group, an organization that is responsible for sharing information on the sale of hardware and software in the United States, has shared its January results, where we saw positive and negative points.
To start, content spending, hardware and accessories of video games was $4.3 billion, a 5% decrease compared to what was seen in January 2022. Video-game hardware spending remained stable, while content spending
decreased by 5%.
Regarding the sale of software, once again, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II was the best-selling game in the United States.
For its part, the Dead Space remake was the most successful new launch, managing to have second place in this market.
Fire Emblem: Engage, For spoken and One Piece Odyssey managed to enter the top 10 sales.
Notably, The Last of Us Part I passed from 36 to 11 position, this as a response to the popularity of the HBO series.
Speaking of hardware, the spending on consoles remained stable compared to a year ago, at $393 million.
Thanks to a strong distribution, PlayStation 5 managed to position itself as the best-selling console, both in units and dollars, in the United States, with the switch in a second place in both areas.
While, on the one hand, there was an increase in PlayStation 5 and Switch sales, there is also a drop in the rest of the platforms, such as Xbox.
In related issues, we tell you how For spoken has gone in sales.
Similarly, Microsoft admits that Game Pass affects the sale of games.
January was not a bad month, but it could clearly be better.
Now, with February already, it seems that Hogwarts Legacy will be the launch that manages to position himself at the time on this occasion.
We can only wait for more information to be shared.
Via: Mat Isabella.