Sony’s PS5 Surpasses Nintendo Switch For August 2022 Sales in the US


The PS5 restock news over the past years has been disastrous for Sony, especially because of the global chip shortage that continues to hit many tech firms.

In the last 12 months, Nintendo has become the console leader and its streak is projected to zoom this year. However, the latest finding from NPD Group, an established market research firm in North America, shows a different outcome.

Sony has finally grabbed the limelight from Nintendo when it comes to video game console sales for August.

PS5 Beats Nintendo Switch in August 2022 Sales

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Sony’s PS5 has finally outsold the Nintendo Switch last month, according to NPD Group.

According to PSU, the NPD Group has confirmed that Sony’s PS5 emerged on top of the hardware sales chart for August 2022 in North America. It beat the previous market leader, which is the Nintendo Switch.

The dramatic turn-around of events was surprising for the part of Sony since, so far, Switch has sold the highest number of units this year.

The improvement of its dollar and unit sales is attributed to the stock improvements in the US, per Push Square’s report. The hardware platform looks forward to dominating the dollar sales with three months left in 2022.

The PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series saw two-digit percentage growth back in July. That’s the time when Sony started to show a huge improvement when it came to its console production.

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Top-Selling Video Games in the US

According to the NPD Group’s Executive Director and video game industry advisor Mat Piscatella, the “Madden NFL 23” remains on top of the video game chart sales for August 2022.

For the 23rd consecutive year, the popular franchise has been the top-selling video game in the US market.

Here’s the list of the top 20 video games regarding dollar sales last month.

  1. Madden NFL 23
  2. Saints Row (2022)
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  4. Elden Ring
  5. MultiVersus#
  6. Mario Kart 8*
  7. Minecraft
  8. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  9. MLB The Show 22^
  10. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  11. Digimon Survive
  12. Horizon Forbidden West
  13. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  14. Far Cry 6
  15. Soul Hackers 2
  16. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  17. Gran Turismo 7
  18. Kirby and the Forgotten Land*
  19. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  20. Pokemon Legends: Arceus*

Meanwhile, here are the best-selling video games on the PlayStation platforms for August.

  1. Madden NFL 23
  2. Saints Row (2022)
  3. Horizon Forbidden West
  4. MLB The Show 22
  5. Gran Turismo 7
  6. Elden Ring
  7. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  8. Minecraft
  9. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  10. Soul Hackers 2

Regarding this list, Piscatella notes that the digital sales of the abovementioned games are not included here. Additionally, it also does not cover the digital sales from Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

In other news, Nintendo Switch Online finally added three new classic games from the Sega Genesis.  The video game titles include “Earthworm Jim,” “Alisia Dragoon,” and Beyond Oasis: The Story of Thor.”

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Written by Joseph Henry

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