PS5 Availability Helped Increase November Hardware Sales By 45% From Last Year

By | December 11, 2022

In November 2022, alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II becoming the best-selling game of the year so far, the greater availability of PlayStation 5 consoles has led to 45% growth in video game hardware dollar sales when compared to November 2021.

As detailed by The NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella, U.S. consumer spending as a whole in the world of video games reached $6.3 billion in November 2022, which itself was a 3% increase from the same time last year.

The Best PS5 Games

The PS5 was the best-selling console in the U.S. in both unit and dollar sales in the month and it remains the best-selling console of 2022 in dollar sales. Nintendo Switch, for now, is holding on as the best-selling console in units sold.

As for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, which became the fastest entry in the incredibly-well selling Call of Duty franchise to reach $1 billion, it was also the best-selling game of the month in the U.S. The latest Call of Duty was one of the four new games that broke into the top five best-selling games of the month alongside God of War Ragnarok, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and Sonic Frontiers. Madden NFL 23 rounded out the top five.

The only other new game to crack the top 20 was Tactics Ogre: Reborn, which placed 17th. The full list of best-selling games in November 2022 is as follows;

November 2022’s Best-Selling Games

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  2. God of War Ragnarok
  3. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  4. Sonic Frontiers
  5. Madden NFL 23
  6. FIFA 23
  7. NBA 2K23
  8. Gotham Knights
  9. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  10. Mario Party Superstars
  11. Elden Ring
  12. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  13. Mario Kart 8
  14. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  15. Persona 5
  16. NFL 23
  17. Tactics Ogre: Reborn
  18. Minecraft
  19. Horizon Forbidden West
  20. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

For more on the best games in 2022, be sure to check out our nominees for the the greatest games from this year, and stay tuned for the reveal of our winners next week.

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