We start a new year with our greatest passion, and we already have the first rankings of best-selling games and consoles globally. This time it is the turn of the United States, the main market of the industry, which has boosted sales of PS5 like never before.
Sony’s console already exceeds 32 million units sold worldwide, and much of it is due to its new success in the US or the UK. The Last of Us, from HBO Max, has a lot to do with it.
Nor can we cast our eyes aside with the new releases of January 2023. Games like Forspoken, Fire Emblem Engage o Dead Space Remake they convinced the players on a commercial level.
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NPD Group has unveiled the rankings of best-selling games and consoles in the US during the month of January 2023without counting digital sales and with bittersweet results.
The reason? At a general level, a lower amount of income and average expenditure is observed in the industry, with numbers similar to September 2022.
PS5 and Call of Duty at the top
Regarding video games, we found four newcomers in the US top 10. That is, four games that were released in January 2023 and that have slipped into the top 10 best-selling games, above Pokémon, Sonic Frontiers or even The Last of Us Part I.
Son Dead Space Remake, One Piece Odyssey, Forspoken y Fire Emblem Engage. Eso sí, The Last of Us Part I rose from position 36 to 11thanks to the success of the HBO Max series.
The remaining six titles are the usual ones in these rankings. At the top is Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, while FIFA 23, Madden NFL 23, Elden Ring y God of War Ragnarok They occupy the remaining spots in the top 10.
In general we talk about 5% less spending on video games (from 4.59 billion dollars to 4.35 billion dollars), the same case as spending on DLC content and expansions. However, hardware sales were flat.
Below we share the ranking of 20 best selling games of January 2023:
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2022) Dead Space (2023) Madden NFL 23 FIFA 23 Fire Emblem Engage Elden Ring Forspoken God of War Ragnarok One Piece Odyssey Pokémon Escarlata y Púrpura The Last of Us Parte I Sonic Frontiers Monster Hunter Rise Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Minecraft Need for Speed Unbound Just Dance 2023 NBA 2K23 Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales NHL 23
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Regarding hardware, and as we announced before, PS5 was the best-selling console in the United Statesthus surpassing the sales of Nintendo Switch and also those of Xbox Series X | S.
We are talking about the best month of January for PlayStation 5, far exceeding the figures harvested in 2021 and 2022. As for Nintendo Switch, second in the topalso sits below PS5 in sales revenue.
Finally, Xbox Series X | S is in third positionaway from the Nintendo Switch numbers and PS5. Of course, surely at the level of digital sales Hi-Fi Rush had a lot to say in January 2023. What do you think of the ranking? How much will PS5 sell at the end of the fiscal year?
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