Circana (formerly NPD Group) has released a report on the USA’s best-selling games, consoles, and accessories. According to Mat Piscatella, executive director of Circana, in February 2023, spending on games in the USA reached $4.6 billion, with hardware sales up 68% thanks to the PS5.

Spending on games in the USA reached $4.6 billion in February, up 6% from a year ago. This is the highest percentage increase since October 2021.

Players spent $3.89 billion on video game content, up 1 percent from the same period last year.

Growth in digital content on console and PC platforms, as well as non-mobile subscription spending, offset the decline in spending on mobile devices.

Mat Piscatella, Circana CEO

Hardware sales totaled $495 million, up 68% from last year. This is the highest hardware spending for the month since the $534 million achieved in February 2009.

The increase in hardware sales was mainly due to the PlayStation 5. U.S. gamers spent $212 million on game accessories, up 13 percent from last year.

games in the USA

The gaming market is still expected to grow 3% in 2023, +/- 5%, because it’s still a wild and frenetic video game market. Still, so far, so good for 2023.

Mat Piscatella, Circana CEO

Top-selling games in the USA for February 2023

Hogwarts Legacy managed to dethrone Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. Not only was it the best-selling game last month, but it was also the highest-grossing game so far.

  • Resident Evil 4
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • MLB: The Show 23
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • The Last of Us: Part 1
  • FIFA 23
  • WWE 2K23
  • Elden Ring
  • Madden NFL 23
  • Mario Kart 8

According to Sensor Tower, Candy Crush Saga, Roblox, Royal Match, Pokémon Go, and Coin Master were the highest-grossing mobile games in the United States.

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