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NPD: July Video Game Sales Declined 9% From 2021

Sales of video games, hardware and accessories fell 9% in July to $3.83 billion, from $4.17 billion in the previous-year period, according to new data from The NPD Group. Software sales fell almost 10% to $3.66 billion, from $4.06 billion a year ago, while accessory spending dropped 22% to $148 million, from $189.7 million.

Hardware sales rebounded 12% with revenue of $411.3 million, from $362 million a year ago, driven by sales of the Sony PlayStation 5 console. Total video game software spending through July is off 10% at $26.8 billion, from $29.7 billion during the previous-year period. Accessory spending is off 15% at $1.2 billion, from $1.41 billion. Hardware spending is off 7% at $2.49 billion, from $2.67 billion.

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Top 10 Selling Video Games July 2022

Rank Rank Last Month Title Publisher
1 NEW MultiVersus Warner Bros. Interactive
2 1 Elden Ring Bandai Namco Entertainment
3 2 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros. Interactive
4 NEW Xenoblade Chronicles 3* Nintendo
5 11 Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
6 4 MLB: The Show 22^ Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
7 6 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
8 NEW Digimon Survive Bandai Namco Entertainment
9 10 Minecraft Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
10 12 F1 22 Electronic Arts

* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox & Switch digital sales not included

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