The NPD Group has released its July 2022 report covering video game hardware, software, and accessory sales in the US.
According to the NPD, total videogame industry spending declined 9% year-over-year (yoy) to $4.18 billion. Year-to-date spending declined 10% to $30.5 billion yoy, with subscription content remaining the only major spending category seeing growth.
For the month of July, hardware sales increased by 12% yoy to $362 million. However, year-to-date spending on hardware fell 7% to $2.5 billion.
PlayStation 5 led the market in hardware spending during both July and 2022, while Switch sold the most units in both periods. Both PS5 and Xbox Series X/S sales each experienced double-digit percentage growth yoy.
MultiVersus was the best-selling software title for July, driven by sales of the Founder's Packs. Warner Bros. published two of the top three best-selling games for the month, with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga in third place.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 debuted as the fourth best-selling game of July despite digital sales not being included and was the best-selling game of July on Switch.
Have a look at the best-selling games for July below, courtesy of the NPD's Mat Piscatella. The best-selling games per platform are below.
For mobile, the top games per spending were Candy Crush Saga, Roblox, Coin Master, Pokémon GO, Evony: The King's Return, Royal Match, Bingo Blitz, Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle, Jackpot Party, and Homescapes.
Accessories fell 22% in July compared to July 2021, to $148 million. A drop in gamepad spending drove the decline. The PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller Midnight Black was July's best-selling accessory, but the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller leads year-to-date in accessory dollar sales.