Despite component shortages, the PS5 is still the best-selling console in the US for 2023. The console was also the best-selling console in the US for July through dollar sales and took the number two slot behind the Nintendo Switch in terms of units sold. Sony also had a fair amount of success through game sales and accessories.
PS5 console sales continue to grow in 2023
US NPD HW – PlayStation 5 led the market in hardware spending during both July and 2023 year to date, while Switch sold the most units in both time periods.
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While it may not have sold the most units, the PS5 was the best-selling console in the US in terms of dollar sales for July 2023 according to NPD. The console’s dollar sales also “experienced double-digit percentage growth” compared to this time last year, so Sony’s commitment to significantly “ramp-up” console production to increase PS5 stock seems to be coming to fruition. Meanwhile, the PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller Midnight Black was the month’s best-selling accessory despite a large drop in spending on video game accessories, largely driven by a decline in gamepad spending.
The increase in console sales likely accounts for the four PlayStation Studios games that are part of the top-selling PlayStation games for the month. With Horizon Forbidden West being included in a popular PS5 bundle across the world, it’s no wonder the game hit the #6 spot. Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales, another game that is packaged in with PS5 bundles quite frequently, climbed back into the top ten too. MLB The Show 22 and Gran Turismo 7 are the remaining two games. The 10 top-selling PlayStation games in the US for the month of July 2023 are as follows:
- Elden Ring
- MLB The Show 22
- Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Horizon Forbidden West
- F1 22
- Gran Turismo 7
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Marvel’s Spider Man: Miles Morales
In other news, an industry insider has leaked a release window for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor as well as an accompanying art book. Elsewhere, Blizzard has promised Diablo 4 will not have pay-to-win mechanics.