NPD analyst group published a report with the results of the US game market for April this year. Revenues were $4.3 billion, down 8% from the fourth month of 2021.
Console hardware results – Nintendo Switch overtakes PS4
Nintendo Switch just became the fourth best-selling console in the history of the US market. In five years, it managed to beat PlayStation 4’s eight-plus year performance. Only the PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and Wii have sold better than the Switch – and it is highly likely that over time it will threaten their position as well.
Nintendo’s latest console was also the biggest best-seller of April in the US in terms of number of units purchased. In second place (and first, counting sales revenue) was the Xbox Series X/S.
Recall that recently we wrote about Sony’s problems with obtaining enough components for PlayStation 5. Because of this only 2 million units of PS5 were sold in the first quarter of this year, which is 1.3 million less than in the same period of 2021.
Source: Mat Piscatella of NPD Group on Twitter.
The success of LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga
The best-selling game of April in the US was LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. In terms of first month revenue, it was the best debut ever for a LEGO game.
In the second place was Elden Ring, which is also the best-selling game of the year. what’s more FromSoftware’s action RPG has already overtaken Call of Duty: Vanguard and became the biggest bestseller of the last twelve months..
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