The NPD Group has released its June 2022 report covering video game hardware, software, and accessory sales in the US.
According to the NPD, total videogame industry spending declined 11% year-over-year (yoy) to $4.3 billion despite growth in subscription spending. Year-to-date spending declined 10% to $26.3 billion compared to June 2021.
For the month of June, hardware spending fell 8% yoy to $371 million, and console spending reached $2.1 billion, a 9% yoy decline.
PlayStation 5 generated the highest dollar sales for the first half of the year and for June, with Switch leading in both periods in unit sales.
June PlayStation 5 dollar sales experienced double-digit percentage growth when compared to a year ago.
Elden Ring was once again the best-selling game of the month on the software chart, and remains the best-selling game of 2022 year-to-date. Elden Ring has placed first in dollar sales in four of its first five months in market.
April's number one title, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, was once again the second best-seller for the month, followed by Overwatch which returned to the chart for the first time since October 2019. Its reentry is attributed to the release of the Overwatch 2 beta.
F1 2022 debuted in fourth place, followed by Call of Duty Vanguard, just one of four Call of Duty titles sitting in the top 10.
Final Fantasy 7: Remake was the ninth best-selling game of June 2022, which is a significant jump after placing 159th in May. The rise is attributed to Square Enix's promotional events leading into the Final Fantasy 7 25th anniversary.
Have a look at the best-selling games for June below, courtesy of the NPD's Mat Piscatella. Best-selling games per platform are at the bottom.
Mobile sales were sluggish in June and spending was down 10.7% yoy compared to 12.6% in May. The decline was largely driven by Google Play, while Apple's App Store saw minimal growth at 0.16%.
Blizzard's Diablo Immortal charted in on the top 10 by revenue for both iOS and Android.
The top 10 earning mobile games for June 2022 were: Candy Crush Saga, Roblox, Pokemon Go, Coin Master, Evony: The King's Return, Royal Match, Diablo Immortal, Bingo Blitz, State of Survival: Zombie War, and Clash of Clans.
With accessories, June spending fell 15% yoy to $176 million with year-to-date spending declining by 14% yoy to $1.1 billion.
PlayStation 5's DualSense Wireless Controller Midnight Black was the best-selling accessory for the month. At the same time, the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller led all accessories in year-to-date dollar sales.