Madden Rugby 22 with Rise of the story Take the lead this month New product development reportBoth games have had an impressive impact on an industry that continues to grow year by year.
But first, let’s look at the hardware data-they are impressive in their own right.According to the report, NPD Group continues to share Mat PiscatellaHardware was the main driver of gaming spending in September, an increase of 49% compared to the same period last year.
It looks like we mainly want to thank the PS5, Sony’s current generation of consoles defeated the Nintendo Switch in USD and single digits in September, making it the best-selling console of the year (if you are looking at USD value only). Due to Sony’s strong PS5 sales, this is also the first game console in 18 months to surpass the Nintendo Switch’s hardware sales. However, since the Switch OLED is already on the market, don’t do the same thing in October.
Like last month, Madden Rugby 2022 continues to impress: EA’s annual American football game once again won the crown of the month’s best-selling game, making it the second best-selling game so far in 2021. You can thank Madden NFL 22 for its dominance on PlayStation and Xbox.
Despite recent controversies and some doubts about the team’s future, FIFA 22 also performed very well, ranking second and making it the champion of the sports trio. NBA 2K22 ranked third.
Bandai Namco also has something to celebrate; the Tales Of series seems to have broken through the mainstream more, and Tales Of Arise has set a new record for the highest revenue during the release window of any Tales Of game. This is also the fourth best-selling game in September 2021. Our own Alex Donaldson said “The Rise Story” is one of the best JRPGs in years, and we can see why.
Life is Strange: True Colors was launched as the 10th best-selling game in September. Life is Strange: True Color has created the highest monthly release of any Life Strange title so far; its ranking may not be that high, but so far, it is a climax mark in the series.
Speaking of mobile devices, Genshin Impact is undoubtedly increasing its weight: game spending increased by nearly 120% month-on-month (mainly due to its first anniversary celebrations). You can read more about how to make the most of Genshin Impact’s time here.