FIFA 23 caps US sales in a September month of new game releases

After months without many major game releases in 2022, September came out with six new games ranked in the top 20 best-selling games in the US, led by (of course) FIFA 23.

Madden NFL, which released and topped the charts last month, held its No. 2 spot on the NPD Group’s monthly charts (which track dollar sales). It was followed by four new releases: NBA 2K23, then Splatoon 3, The Last of Us Part 1 (the 2022 remake) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection.

Saints Row, #2 last month, hit #7 in September, and then the new version of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle followed.

Despite all these new releases, the year’s overall top ten hasn’t changed much, with Elden Ring still reigning as the best-selling game of the year so far, followed by LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. . Madden moved up two spots, starting Pokemon Legends: Arceus and Horizon 2, but that’s it.

Overall, and again despite all the new games, content spending was down 7% in September from a year earlier: subscriptions were up, but everything else was down. Meanwhile, hardware spending continues to improve on the back of increased PS5 supply, and the PS5 was the month’s bestseller in both unit and dollar sales. The Xbox Series was in second place for dollar sales, but the Switch was in second place for unit sales. And the PS5 and Xbox Series both saw double-digit percentage growth.

Overall, the United States spent $4.1 billion on video games, hardware and accessories in September, down 4% from September 2021.

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Here are the 20 best-selling games for the month of September in the United States in terms of dollar sales:

  1. FIFA 23
  2. Madden NFL 23
  3. NBA 2K23
  4. Splaton 3
  5. The Last of Us: Part One
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
  7. Saints Row (2022)
  8. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle
  9. Ring of Elden
  10. Mario Kart 8
  11. Minecraft
  12. Marvel’s Spiderman
  13. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  14. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  15. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  16. Horizon 2: Forbidden West
  17. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  18. Assassin’s Creed: Walhalla
  19. MLB: The Show 22
  20. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

(Nintendo and Take-Two do not report digital sales, so they are not counted for any of their games published above).

By the way, we’ve reviewed the six new games for September here at IGN. You can check out our thoughts on FIFA 23, NBA 2K23, Splatoon 3 single and multiplayer, The Last of Us Part 1, TMNT Cowabunga Collection and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle – all of which (we think) are good to great games.

Rebekah Valentine is a reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.

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