In April 2023, the gaming industry in the United States saw a five percent year-over-year revenue decline with $4.1 billion in revenue. Though, the hardware sales of PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Nintendo Switch experienced a rise in sales. The PS5 generated more dollar sales than Nintendo Switch, but the hybrid hardware of Nintendo sold more units. This is possibly because fans were eagerly awaiting The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which boosted the sales of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game. The PS5, despite being expensive, is still doing great in terms of sales.
In the latest NPD report, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and Dead Island 2 are currently ruling the software sales chart. The sports game, MLB The Show 23, held its place at third position. Meanwhile, FIFA 23 was at ninth and Madden NFL 23 at the 19th position. Resident Evil 4 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 followed in at fourth and fifth place respectively. Hogwarts Legacy slipped down the chart from second to sixth position. Interestingly, the Seventh and Eight position holders are both retro game collections, namely, EA Sports PGA Tour and Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection.
The critically acclaimed HBO show, The Last of Us: Part I, moved up to the 17th position in the chart. Surprisingly, it has sold more year-to-date sales than the latest game, God of War Ragnarok. Naughty Dog remake, The Last of Us: Part I, available on the PS5, was vindicated of their choice to revisit the release and remake it for the modern gaming platform.
The top 20 software sales chart is filled with many household names like Mario Kart 8* and Minecraft at the 10th and 11th place, respectively. Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp* and New Super Mario Bros* are at the 15th and 17th place. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet* are at the 18th position. Super Mario 3D World* was the 20th and the last title to feature on the top 20.
In conclusion, while the US gaming industry saw a decline in year-over-year revenue, the hardware sales of PS5 and Nintendo Switch increased. The top 20 software sales chart is dominated by big franchises, with some retro games like Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection and Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster also selling well.
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