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US game revenue fell 6% to $4.4bn in February, says NPD| US monthly charts

Elden Ring debuts as no. 1 on the sales chart followed by Horizon: Forbidden West and Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Throughout the month of February US game revenue reached $4.4 billion, a 6% decrease year-over-year according to the latest NPD data.

Consumer spending for the month on hardware declined by 27% year-over-year to $295 million when compared to 2021.

Among game systems, the Nintendo Switch was the number one selling platform for units and dollars. Meanwhile the Xbox Series systems came in second in the same categories.

For software, Elden Ring debuted as no.1 for February's sales charts whereas Horizon: Forbidden West premiered as second. Pokémon Legends: Arceus fell to third place after being the top selling game for January.

Accessories spending decreased by 7% to a total of $180 million when compared to the same period in 2020. The Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller is the top-selling accessory for the second month in a row.

Here are the US Top 20 (based on dollar sales) for the period between 1/30/2022 through 2/26/2022, courtesy of The NPD Group:

Last Month This Month Title
NEW 1 Elden Ring
NEW 2 Horizon: Forbidden West
1 3 Pokémon Legends: Arceus
NEW 4 Dying Light 2: Stay Human*
NEW 5 Total War: Warhammer III
2 6 Call of Duty: Vanguard
4 7 Madden NFL 22
8 8 Mario Kart 8*
7 9 FIFA 22
13 10 Minecraft
6 11 Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
15 12 Mario Party Superstars*
16 13 Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
19 14 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
20 15 Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
57 16 Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy: The Definitive Edition*
14 17 NBA 2K22*
11 18 Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl*
12 19 Far Cry 6
27 20 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

*Digital sales not included

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