In a stark contrast to August, video game spending was up in September, as per the monthly NPD report.
The total spending totaled $1.21 billion, which translates in a 39% growth year over year.
Sports gaming sales went very well in September, putting four titles in the overall top ten: NBA 2K18, Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18 (second, third, and fourth, respectively) and NHL 18 (in eighth place).
FIFA, NBA and NHL all released in September.
The NPD Group – September 2017 US Video Game Market Highlights: https://t.co/OckwWqpFgL via @YouTube
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) October 23, 2017
Total: $1.21 billion (up 39% from $872 million in September 2016)
- Hardware: $316 million (up 34% from $235 million)
- Console software: $726 million (up 52% from $477 million)
- PC software: $18 million (down 20% from $22 million)
- Accessories: $150 million (up 9% from $138 million)
After its first month of sales, NBA 2K18 is the best-selling sports game year-to-date.
“NBA 2K18 had the largest consumer spend in launch month of any sports genre title since the current generation of consoles launched in November 2013,” said NPD Analyts Mat Piscatella.
On top of that, NBA 2K18 is the best-selling gaming title for both XBox One and PlayStation 4, while on Switch the best-seller crown is entitled to EA’s FIFA 18.
The 2K franchise is also at the third place of the best-selling games of 2017.
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