NPD released its December report and found that the Switch and Call of Duty: Pioneer topped the hardware and software charts, respectively.
The December 2021 report found that total industry spending on hardware, content and accessories fell 1% year over year (year-over-year) to $7.5 billion.
hardware Compared with December 2020, sales fell 3% to $1.3 billion.
The Nintendo Switch was the top-selling hardware platform, but it tied with the PlayStation 5 in sales this month.
inside software Growth in subscriptions and recurring spending on PCs, consoles and mobile in December helped offset a decline in high-end game sales, keeping content spending flat at $5.7 billion from a year ago.
Call of Duty: Pioneer was the best-selling game in December, followed by Halo: Infinite, which was the best-selling game on the Xbox platform of the month and the No. 1 tracking game on PC.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl was the third best-selling game in December, followed by Madden NFL 22 and Battlefield 2042 in the top five. Resident Evil: Village ended the year as the eighth best-selling game of the month.
The top selling games for October can be found above. The best-selling games for each console can be found in the gallery.
Spend over $2 billion mobile In December, it was the 10th month in a row that consumers spent so much money on mobile games on the App Store and Google Play.
Video Game Sales Accessories It was down 9% year over year to $493 million. The Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller is the best-selling accessory in December 2021.